There are more opportunities than ever before to take part in a spinal cord injury clinical trial. We have already discussed clinical trials extensively on our site, which you can find here. We explain how clinical trials work for people with spinal cord injuries. We also discuss if the risk is worth the reward and lastly, we list the questions to ask before agreeing to take part in a trial.
There is also a new site we recommend for finding spinal cord injury trials. It is called SciTrials.org. This website connects scientists with the spinal cord injury community. You can search SCI trials by location, injury levels, severity and the time since the injury. You can also apply directly to any trial you’re interested in via their site. Check it out here: SciTrials.org
The Mayo Clinic is also involved in SCI trials. They have many trials and are always seeking new participants. You can see their open trials here.
Remember – there is still no cure for spinal cord injury. All of the trials are experimental with no guarantee of a return of mobility or sensation, however mobility is being returned from epidural stimulation. Taking part in these trials is important and helps the research move forward. We recommend taking part in spinal cord injury trials cautiously but enthusiastically.