After an accident caused his Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) at 14 years old, Zdenek tried having Regenerative Treatment in India. However, the treatment there didn’t go as well as he had expected.
After contacting us and being in consultation with one of our Patient Representatives, Zdenek decided to travel to Bangkok for treatment. He is now able to keep his balance, and his triceps and muscles have improved.
Spinal Cord Injury Patient describes improvements following Treatment
How do Spinal Cord Injuries occur?
Spinal cord injuries occur when there is any damage to the spinal cord that blocks communication between the brain and the body. After a spinal cord injury, a person’s sensory, motor and reflex messages are affected and may not be able to get past the damage in the spinal cord. In general, the higher on the spinal cord the injury occurs, the more dysfunction the person will experience. Injuries are referred to as complete or incomplete, based on whether any movement and sensation occurs at or below the level of injury.
The most important factor to note, however, is that each person’s recovery from Spinal Cord Injury is different.
Unfortunately, there are at present no known ways to reverse damage to the spinal cord. However, researchers are continually working on new treatments, including prostheses, stem cell treatments, epidural stimulation procedures and medications, which may promote regeneration of nerve cells or improve the function of the nerves that remain after an SCI.
SCI treatment currently focuses on preventing further injury and empowering people with an SCI to return to an active and productive life.
Zdenek is an example of this, as after receiving his Regenerative Treatment, is, determined to improve his bladder and hand function and to gain as much independence as he can.
It is often said, that disability is not inability, and we are optimistic that Zdenek, will continue to improve while on his journey to recovery, and also be able to enjoy a great quality of life while at it.
For information on how we can help you or a loved who suffers from an SCI, please contact us.