UPDATED January 20,2017 – Spinal cord injuries occur in many ways such as a traumatic accident or hit to the spinal cord that results in a fracture of the vertebrae. The actual damage to the spinal cord begins on impact when displaced bone fragments and/or ligaments tear into or bruise spinal cord tissue. Most Spinal Cord injuries do not totally sever the spinal cord but cause enough damage to cause fractures that can disable or destroy the axons. As the signal carriers of the human body, Axons carry the electric signals and act like a messenger between the body and the brains. Most Spinal injuries usually cause damage to some or all of the axons.
Guided Spinal Stem Cell Infusions
Spinal injuries are usually classified into 2 main categories:
- Complete Injury is indicated by a complete loss of sensory or motor functions below the point of injury.
- Incomplete Injury is when the person still has the ability to relay some messages but in limited capacity.
Survivors of SCI also start suffering for other medical complications such as chronic pain or bowel and bladder dysfunction with increased susceptibility to having heart or respiratory problems. The success of any treatment for spinal cord Injuries depends entirely on how well our doctors are able to manage the systematic failures and chronic conditions through targeted regeneration therapy.
Stem Cell Therapy for Spinal Cord Injuries
Cell Therapy for Spinal Cord Injuries focus on the regeneration of Axons between your brain and body that have been severely limited or non-existent after your accident. Our Stem cell transplants for spinal cord injury helps patients eliminate pain, regain bladder and bowel function,regain lost sensations and regain motor functions while minimizing other issues such as cramps or depression from injury. Conventional treatments do not address regeneration and focus on pain management, rehab and the reduction of secondary damage.
Cell based treatments takes a more proactive approach and looks to boost humans natural repair cycle by stimulating/enhancing the repair of damaged cells and tissue. Repairing spinal cords for victims goes beyond any traditional techniques to help you regain some/all of the lost functions. Cell death is very normal and occurs naturally when the bodies cells are injured or aged. These dead cells are usually surrounded by healthy and damaged cells. Our treatment protocol for Sciatica and spinal cord injuries in Bangkok helps boost the healing of these dead or injured cells through targeted cytokine therapy that makes uses nerve growth factors to trick the body into restarting your healing.
Repair Spinal Cord Injury Damage
The regeneration center of Thailand has a unique and proven protocol for treatment of spinal cord injuries using a multi-step approach. Once our doctors have reviewed your current medical condition and determined the appropriate course of action your treatments will begin. Stem cells used from treatment are normally “Autologous” or from your own body via blood, bone marrow, adipose fat tissue or dental pulp. If the patient does not have the quality or quantity of stem cells needed HLA matched and donated cord blood or placenta derived adult cells are used. These cells can be stored using our cryopreservation facility in Bangkok for over 20 years if needed.
TREATMENT PRECAUTIONEnhanced Stem Cell Therapies Are Not Appropriate For all cases. Patients with Unidentifiable Tissue damage,Travel Restrictions or Severe Structural Problems may not qualify for treatment.
The treatment begins when the extracted and expanded neural stem cells get injected into the damaged spinal areas via a CT-guided intra-spinal machine. The Stem cell spinal cord injury treatment in Thailand is unique as it is the only treatment in the world that offers supplemental injections to enhance recovery further using lumbar punctures,Intrathecal injections or IV drip injections depending on the severity of the patients damage.
CT-guided stem cell injections are the platinum standard in modern regenerative medicine. The precision of the CT guidance allows our Thai neurosurgeons to aim directly adjacent areas of lesions or injury. The CT-guided spinal treatment in Thailand DO NOT require dangerous open spine surgeries. CT-guided stem cell injections also helps patients avoid the risks and pain of additional surgeries associated traditional treatments for spinal cord injury.(24090088)
Treatment Objective and Expected Outcomes
The objectives of our spinal injury treatment center is to help our clients repair damage in a natural and safe manner. Our treatments take place on the cellular level and only affect the areas near to the point of impact. Positive results can be pretty dramatic if the injury is less than 2 years ago. For those with older injuries, the chances of full recovery become significantly more difficult with passing time. Newer injuries respond much better to stem cell treatments. The recovery after treatment will require a lot of dedication and rehabilitation sessions. Physical Improvements are noticeable around 2-3 months after the initial treatment and the results are permanent.(24191264)
Benefits of Neural Cells
Treatment Risks & Precautions:
- Young adults and Children respond much better to Allogeneic Stem cell treatments. Patients from their early 30s to late 70’s have also tested better after stem cells.
- Injuries at or near cervical area respond better to treatment,most likely due to better blood circulation.
- Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries have higher success rates than complete injuries
- Early stages (6 months to 2 year old) injuries generally will have much better results than injuries over 2 years old traditionally do not respond well.(22145512)
Cost of Spinal Stem Cell Treatment
Treatment prices and costs for stem cell treatments of spinal cord injuries depend on the severity of the injury and protocol needed. The treatment requires a minimum of 21-45 days in Thailand. To qualify for a spinal treatment protocol and receive a complimentary treatment plan with fixed prices our doctors will need to understand the needs via recent MRI’s, CT-Scans, and clinical diagnosis from your primary care physician or home country. The final costs will include all hospital fees,doctors fees,lab work,stem cell collection and expansion costs. Cell Banking is also available at an additional cost. Short-term apartment options are also available for patients and families. Residents of Canada,United Kingdom, Australia & the United States may qualify for medical financing. Please contact us for more details.
To learn more about our enriched stem cell therapy for spinal cord injuries please contact us.