Author(s): Krishnan RV
Abstract Share this page
Abstract Locomotor activity-based rehabilitation programs seem to bring encouraging recovery to incomplete spinal cord injury paralytics. But in "complete" injuries recovery is long delayed and in small increments. Developmental and computer neural networks studies show that motor relearning requires the participation of redundant numbers of and activity-dependent competition of synapses among spinal interneurons. The present programs do not meet this prerequisite. They focus mainly on the mechanical (retraining) part while the neural (relearning) part plays a rather passive role. Here we suggest how retraining can be integrated with relearning by inductive lability procedures (Krishnan, 2003a, 2003b) with the objective of enhancing and hastening recovery.
This article was published in Int J Neurosci
and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy