Spinal Cord Injuries

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What Are Spinal Cord Injuries and How Do They Develop

A spinal cord injury is a type of damage to the spinal cord of the person, which results in the loss of function, such as mobility and even sense of feeling or sensations. The common causes of spinal cord injuries are trauma like a car accident, gunshot, an accidental fall, etc. or it can be due to a disease like poliomyelitis, and Friedreich’s ataxia among others. The spinal cord doesn’t have to be cut to cause a loss of function in the body. In fact, in most people with spinal cord injury, the spinal cord usually remains intact, however, the injury it suffers may be the reason for the loss of function. This condition is very different from other back injuries, such as ruptured discs, spinal stenosis, or even pinched nerves.

Reasons For Spinal Cord Injury

A person may experience a broken neck or a broken back but still not retain a spinal cord injury. The condition may prevail if only the bones around the spinal cord medically known as the vertebrae are being damaged, yet the spinal cord may remain unaffected. In such situations, the person may not experience paralysis after the bones have stabilized.

The spinal cord is the main bundle of nerves that carries nerve impulses to and from the brain to the rest of our bodies. The brain and spinal cord combined construct our whole central nervous system. Our motor and sensory nerves outside the central nervous system become the peripheral nervous system of our bodies. Another diffused system of nerves that controls involuntary functions, such as the regulation of blood pressure and temperature, is called the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.

Anatomy Of The Spinal Cord

The spinal cord is about twelve inches long and extends from the base of our brains, reaching down to the middle of our back, just near our waistlines. These nerves within our spinal cord are the upper motor neurons, their function is to carry messages to and from the brain to our spinal nerves along our spinal tract. These spinal nerves branch from our spinal cord to the other parts of our body known as lower motor neurons. All these spinal nerves enter and exit each vertebra level to communicate with specific areas of our bodies, this shows the significance of the spinal cord to our physical wellbeing.  

Complete injury to the spinal cord means that there is no function below the level of the injury. In other words, there is no more feeling in the affected part and the patient will not be able to make any voluntary movement. In this case, both sides of the body are equally affected. Incomplete spinal cord injury means that there is some functionality underneath the primary level of injury. A person with an incomplete injury can move a limb more than the other limbs, the patient may feel parts of the body that are immovable, or may have more function on one side of the body than the other.

Stem Cell Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries

Stem cell specialists around the world have been treating various spinal cord injuries with the use of high-quality stem cells for several years now. The main objective of stem cell treatment for spinal cord injuries is to revive nerve cells that were damaged in the patient’s spinal cord once the initial injury took place. Stem cell therapists that are having ample knowledge about spinal cord injuries use the stem cells in careful and only needed quantities through various processes after a thorough checkup to better restore the damaged area.

With the use of regenerative medicinal technology, the patient finds help that facilitates the immune system communication and rejuvenation of the damaged cells between the parts of the brain and the body based on the spinal cord injury. The stem cell therapy for spinal cord injury can bring evident signs of progress in the patient’s motor functions, spasticity, bladder and bowel control, neuropathic pain, and physical sensations. Just remember that as you send your medical information to our stem cell specialists, they may give you additional information regarding your particular condition.

Why Choose R3 Stem Cell Pakistan to Treat Spinal Cord Injury

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