Diaphragm Pacing for Spinal Cord Injury

1 What is a Diaphragm Pacing for Spinal Cord Injury?

If you have had a spinal cord injury and you make use of a mechanical ventilator, you may benefit from diaphragm pacing to aid you in improving your breathing and potentially end your dependence on a mechanical ventilator.

A diaphragm pacing system is a lightweight, battery-powered electronic pacing system that electrically stimulates your diaphragm muscles and nerves.

This makes your diaphragm contract so that air is pulled into your lungs and you can breathe in an abnormal fashion, potentially without the use of a mechanical ventilator or a different assisted breathing device.

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