- 5Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a serious form of trauma with enduring effects on the patient’s quality of life. This damage is usually caused by force, such as a motor vehicle accident, falling off a horse or diving into shallow water. Spinal cord damage can cause disturbances in bodily movement and function, and patients living with this condition show great determination and resolve in going about their day-to-day lives, usually with care and support from family and friends.
Spinal cord injuries fall into 2 categories:
- A Incomplete spinal cord injuries; the spinal cord is partially severed, the patient retains some functions depending on the degree of the injury. Some of the common types of partial spinal cord include anterior cord syndrome, central cord syndrome and brown-sequard syndrome.
- B Complete spinal cord injuries; this type occurs when the spinal cord is completely severed and there is no function below the level of injury.
When introduced into the Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) via lumbar puncture, ‘Passage 1’ Cord Stem Cells have the ability to differentiate into nerve cells and assist with regrowth and repair of the damaged spinal cord at the site of injury.
The goal is that when combined with a physical rehabilitation program and supportive therapies, these newly reformed nerve pathways can learn to send signals to restore bodily movement and function.
Paraspinal and systemic IV administration of stem cells can also assist in rebuilding and strengthening of bone, muscle and other soft structures required for mobility.
While right now there is no guaranteed cure for this condition, every year we see exciting developments from SCI research groups around the world. The key objective of stem cell therapy is to provide a chance for improvement in movement, bodily function and quality of life.
SC21 Recommended Treatment Program:
The treatment program for Spinal Cord Injury involves systemic (IV), paraspinal and Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) administration of ‘Passage 1’ Cord Stem Cells for maximum clinical benefit.
100-300 Million Cells administered over a 10-14 day period, depending on the severity of your condition and budget.
If you show improvement in mobility, pain levels, nerve function, MRI images or overall quality of life, then continued benefits may be achieved with further treatment. Results can be measured over a period of months
Supportive therapies such as RNA Therapy, IV Laser, IV Oxygen, IV Nutrition, Shockwave Therapy, Physiotherapy and Spinal Laser Therapy are administered alongside stem cell treatment for Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) for an enhanced outcome.