Contact Us: 858-657-5085

Paralysis can result from a disease of the muscle, or from an injury to nerves, the spinal cord, or the brain. It can affect a small or large area, just one side of the body, and can be permanent or temporary.

Our physicians have expertise in restoring movement and function for individuals living with paralysis due to:

We also correct facial nerve disorders, restore function following a stroke, and enhance walking abilities.

Spinal Cord

Spinal cord injuries often result in severe paralysis that affects the ability to move. Nerve transfers, tendon transfers and spinal cord stimulation are important methods for recovering movement in the limbs after a spinal cord injury. Learn more about our expertise in spinal cord injuries.


Our team specializes in restoring movement in people who have weakness on one side of their body (hemiparesis) as a result of:


Using leading-edge surgical techniques, our specialists are able to quickly and accurately treat pain and paralysis resulting from nerve injury and nerve tumors. Learn more about our expertise in peripheral nerve disorders.

New in Research

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine have launched a clinical trial to investigate the safety of neural stem cell transplantation in patients with chronic spinal cord injuries. Learn more.


Read recent news in neurology, neurosurgery and neurosciences at UC San Diego Health.

Appointments & Referrals


UC San Diego Health - La Jolla