Spinal cord direct current stimulation: finite element analysis of the electric field and current density

@article{HernndezLabrado2011SpinalCD,
  title={Spinal cord direct current stimulation: finite element analysis of the electric field and current density},
  author={Gabriel R. Hern{\'a}ndez-Labrado and Jos{\'e} L. Polo and Elisa L{\'o}pez-Dolado and Jorge E. Collazos-Castro},
  journal={Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing},
  year={2011},
  volume={49},
  pages={417-429}
}
Applied low-intensity direct current (DC) stimulates and directs axonal growth in models of spinal cord injury (SCI) and may have therapeutic value in humans. Using higher electric strengths will probably increase the beneficial effects, but this faces the risk of tissue damage by electricity or toxic reactions at the electrode–tissue interface. To inform the optimisation of DC-based therapeutics, we developed a finite element model (FEM) of the human cervical spine and calculated the electric… CONTINUE READING