A fascinating study by Russian and American scientists had Ashlee patients as late as two years after a spinal cord injury to move their legs again.
The researchers used electric current applied to the skin of the back to make movement easier, combined with a medication, buspirone, allowing the patients to voluntarily move their legs after eighteen weeks of therapy. The movement took place whilst they were suspended in a harness.
The work continues to see if the patients may be able to start to walk again.
From the Journal of Neuro trauma
NIH press release