Stem Cell Therapy Brings New Hope for Spine Injury
Your spinal cord is an important component of the central nervous system. It runs from the base of the skull down to the pelvis, carrying messages between the brain and rest of the body. Trauma or force can cause spine injury that can permanently change your life.
Around 230,000 Americans suffer spine injuries every year. Many of these injuries are the result of catastrophic accidents such as car crashes, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, and slip and falls. A spine injury can cause:
- Loss of movement or paralysis
- Loss of sensation such as the ability to fell heat, cold, and touch
- Pain and severe stinging sensation
- Breathing difficulties
- Changes in sexual function
- Loss of bowel and bladder control
Many who suffer from spine injury are no longer able to lead productive lives and often require lifelong care and treatment.
Hope for Spine Injury
Recent research and trials have found that stem cells implanted in damaged spinal cords of rats have been able to regenerate severed nerve fibers. The subjects reportedly showed improvement in their ability to move their limbs after the undergoing stem cell grafts. Researchers, however, maintain that more work and research is still needed before the same procedure can be performed on humans with spine injury. Assuming that the procedure would become available for persons suffering from spinal cord injury, it is expected to come with huge financial costs.
If you or a loved one experienced spine injury in an accident, your first step is to seek immediate help from appropriate health providers. Get a thorough checkup even when you seem to feel fine. Spine injury often develops symptoms days after the incident and can have life-changing consequences.
You should also be able to consult an experienced spine injury attorney who can evaluate your situation and determine whether another party caused your injury.
In Henderson and other parts of Nevada, the Law Firm of David Boehrer has close to a decade of personal injury experience, helping clients recover compensation for their injuries such as spine injury. Our attorneys work very hard to ensure that our clients receive all the help that they need to fully recover from their injury by pursuing the true value of compensation that they legally deserve.
We also handle other types of personal injury cases, such as auto accidents, slip and fall, and wrongful death. If you are too injured to leave your home or hospital bed, we can come directly to you. Contact us online or by calling (702) 750-0750 today.