Many chronically ill and severely disabled individuals will do or pay almost anything for the chance of a cure. These desperate people are extremely vulnerable to unscrupulous individuals who profit by taking” advantage of them. You’ll find practitioners offering a wide variety of unproven therapies to cure spinal cord injury: medications, vitamins, herbal remedies, electrical stimulation, hydrotherapy and specialized intensive physical therapy programs. Some of these “treatments” may be offered through advertisements in magazines for people with disabilities or popularized through Internet chat rooms. Others may be offered by health practitioners of “alternative medicine” in your neighborhood, who may not be familiar with spinal cord injury.
Before embarking on any treatment for spinal cord injury (especially one that promises a cure), get another opinion from an accredited, hospital-based or university-based rehabilitation program or a board-certified physiatrist.