# Medical treatment
New Spinal Cord Stimulation Procedure Makes it Possible for Paralyzed People to Walk Again Just One Day Post-Surgery
New research shows electrode devices implanted along spinal cord enables paralyzed individuals to walk independently and to feel again. Scientists have been working on spinal cord stimulation as a means of overcoming paralysis for over 30 years. While there has been some limited success in the past, this research was innovative as it used redesigned technology originally applied to alleviate pain to successfully target nerve roots. When turned on, the device makes it possible for patients suffering from paralysis resulting from severe spinal cord damage to take their first steps since their injury.