A severe impact to your spine that fractures, dislocates, crushes, or compresses one or more of your vertebrae can result in a traumatic spinal cord injury. But if you think it will leave you with a sheer lack of mobility, you may want to rethink. Doing certain spinal cord injury exercises can help you stay fitter and healthier.
A recent study looked into whether people with spinal cord injuries can walk and run. The international research was successful in regaining muscular movement in a model of organically paralyzed mice through artificial nerves. The researchers trained a paralyzed mouse to walk, kick a ball, and run on a treadmill. Furthermore, the study team demonstrated the potential future use of artificial nerves for voluntary movement by extracting samples of recorded signals from the motor cortex of moving animals and controlling the legs of mice using artificial synapses. Thus, it was discovered that individuals with spinal cord injuries can run and walk.