The general perception of a cure among the medical and scientific community is the restoration of motor function.
However, Conquer Paralysis Now recognizes that neurological injury affects many systems and functions of the body that are vital to a person's quality of life.
As a result, our definition of a cure ultimately involves functional recovery in at least two of the following areas:
- Reaching and grasping function
- Independent respiration
- Independent walking
- Voluntary bladder and bowel control
- Voluntary sexual function