UCLA’s neuroscientist Daniel Lu, MD, PhD, is running his second study using a magnet to stimulate the part of the spinal cord that controls bladder function.
“The injury’s oftentimes not a complete injury. There are residual pathways still connected past the injury point,” said Dr. Lu.
In the first study, five men got magnetic stimulation for 15 minutes a week. After four months, two stopped using a catheter completely, two had substantial improvement, and one had moderate improvement.