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Hi, I am Marcy Newsome with the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Center at Today, I will be talking about two important recovery options and progresses in spinal cord injury research. Be sure to check out our web site for all relevant links and a recap of this article. The first option that I would like to talk about is called peripheral nerve rerouting. Despite its name the concept of peripheral nerve rerouting is actually pretty simple to understand. Peripheral nerves are those nerves that are located outside of the spinal cord and brain during peripheral nerve rerouting peripheral nerves that are located above the point of injury are surgically rerouted so they are connected to peripheral nerves below the injury site. New functional connections between the brain and previously dormant muscle or sensory systems are created.

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