Stem Cell Treatment for Spinal Cord

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How Stem Cells Can Help Spinal Cord Injury?
With the advancement of stem cell treatments now you have a novel treatment option for Spinal Cord Injury. Stem cell therapy can support the natural regeneration processes of the body by stimulating the repair of damaged tissues. It goes beyond symptomatic treatment and may potentially help you to improve or regain some of the impaired functions.

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Stem Cell Treatment for Spinal Cord

Patient:  Dave Robinson

What can stem cells do for spinal cord injuries?

Stem cells hold potential for treating spinal cord injuries. Transplantation studies in animals have shown that a transplantation of stem cells or stem-cell-derived cells may contribute to spinal cord repair by:

  • Replacing the nerve cells that have died as a result of the injury
  • Generating new supporting cells that will re-form the insulating nerve sheath (myelin) and act as a bridge across the injury to stimulate re-growth of damaged axons
  • Protecting the cells at the injury site from further damage by releasing protective substances such as growth factors, and Soaking up toxins such as free radicals, when introduced into the spinal cord shortly after injury
  • Preventing spread of the injury by suppressing the damaging inflammation that can occur after injury

Stem Cell Treatment for Spinal Cord

Vincent Mackindor

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