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Parkinson’s spine stimulator allows man to walk 5 kilometres

By David Stock

A man with severe Parkinson’s disease has experienced a substantial improvement in his ability to walk after being fitted with a device that electrically stimulates his spinal cord. The findings, although based on one person’s experience, suggest this technique could be used widely to treat movement deficits in people with the condition.

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