Wan Chai, Hong Kong, November 03, 2014 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- LEmed (Leading Edge Medical Ltd.), the specialist stem cell and laser therapy research and distribution group, and Better Being Hospital, announced today that it has established a new procedure for patients suffering from SCI (Spinal Cord Injury)
The struggle to overcome paralysis dates back all the way to 1700 B.C., when the Edwin Smith Papyrus said that a spinal cord injury is "an ailment not to be treated," leading people to believe that, once damaged, the spine could never be repaired.
Dr Torsak, heading up Better Being Hospital (BBH) in Thailand, is the first outside of North America to perform this ground breaking procedure. Coupled with Stem Cell Treatment and a wide range of combined treatments amazing results have already been achieved. While not yet a 'cure' quality of life is greatly improved.
Epidural stimulation has the potential to be a quantum leap forward for the millions living with spinal cord injury (SCI), challenging the notion that the spinal cord, once damaged, could never recover or be repaired. Patients, each with a chronic motor complete SCI, have changed the way the scientific community views paralysis.
Restored quality of life and has enabled people living with SCI to recover voluntary movements and even the ability to stand. Those treated with a chronic motor complete injury, meaning they were completely paralyzed below the injury level and likely would never recover.
Spinal Cord stimulation is the application of a continuous electrical current — at varying frequencies and intensities — to specific locations on the lower part of the spinal cord. It involves an implanted device over the dura (the protective coating of the lower section of the spinal cord) of the lumbar cord where the central pattern generator (CPG) exists. The CPG is like a mini-brain within the spinal cord that is able to interpret sensory information. Epidural stimulation is being used to activate the nerve circuits in the spinal cord to provide signals that would normally come from the brain.
In simpler terms, a stimulator is placed inside the body and wired to the spinal cord. The stimulator is controlled by a remote about the size of a smartphone. When the stimulator is on, commands such as "move my right leg" result in movement. In a way, the electrical pulses are "awakening" the nerve cells in the spinal cord.
Currently, adult stem cell treatment is being used to help patients recover from over 150 debilitating chronic conditions previously thought to be untreatable, including the “Big Three” – Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Lung Disease -- as well as Ataxia, Parkinson’s, Spinal Cord Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Arthritis, and Autism.
Contact-Details: Jeffery Tobin
Leading Edge Medical, Ltd.
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