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All the essential facts related to Spinal Cord Injury

Your spinal cord is a collection of nerves that travels from the bottom of the brain to your back. These nerves allow your brain to give commands to your muscles and cause movements in your arms and legs. They also control your organs, such as your heart, lungs, bowels, and bladder. Hence, your spinal cord is very sensitive to injury. Unlike the other parts of your body, it cannot repair itself if damaged.
All the essential facts related to Spinal Cord Injury
Decoding Spinal Cord Injury

Decoding Spinal Cord Injury

A Spinal Cord Injury occurs when there is damage to the spinal cord, either from trauma, loss of blood supply, or compression from a tumor or infection. It can cause weakness, loss of muscle function and, lack of sensation in the body. The injury can also lead to improper bowel and bladder control and loss of sexual function.

Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injury

Depending on the severity of the injury, there are two types of Spinal Cord Injury:

Complete Injury

Patients with a Complete Spinal Cord Injury experience complete paralysis below the level of their injury. They will also have symptoms like a lack of sensation and an inability to feel temperature, pressure, or pain.

Incomplete Injury

Patients with an Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury will experience partial paralysis and loss of sensation as the injury to the spinal cord is less severe. They will also have symptoms like loss of mobility in one or more limbs (depending on which part of the spinal cord was injured), spasticity, neuropathic pain, sexual dysfunction, muscle wasting, and bladder/bowel disorders.
Depending on which section of the spinal cord was injured, there are four levels of Spinal Cord Injury:

Causes of Spinal Cord Injury

According to the World Health Organization, every year around 2,50,000 to 5,00,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury (SCI) worldwide. Some possible causes of Spinal Cord Injury include:
Gunshot wounds
Sports injuries
Surgical complications
Motor vehicle accidents

Treatments for Spinal Cord Injury

Incurring a Spinal Cord Injury can have serious, long-term socio-economic consequences along with medical effects on you and your family. Getting the right rehabilitation or therapy can enhance independence and improve the quality of life even after the injury. Additionally, it can reduce the risks of chronic health conditions and restore nerve functions in partial injuries. A regenerative rehabilitation program usually comprises of:
Stem Cell Therapy

Stem Cell Therapy

Experiments with Stem Cell Therapy have yielded promising results for the treatment of a Spinal Cord Injury. Stem cells are self-renewing and possess the unique ability to ‘become’ any cell in an organism. Through the suitable application, stem cells can be turned into neurons to replace the ones lost in a spinal cord injury, thereby restoring neural function to a point where the patient recovers enough mobility and function to live a more independent life.

Physical Therapy

Physiotherapy plays a considerable role in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. Physiotherapists help to regain function, improve mobility, and prevent complications that may arise years after the initial traumatic injury. Through exercise and assistive devices, patients become stronger and are more flexible overall, with a better sense of balance. They can also develop stamina, posture, and coordination and improve overall physical health.
Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists address social, emotional, and functional aspects of life after Spinal Cord Injury. The goal is to help you gain independence when performing daily activities or adopting a routine at home, in school, out in public, and at work. Occupational therapists assist in improving strength, dexterity, and coordination while performing various day-to-day tasks.

Our treatment program at Plexus

At Plexus, our experiments with Stem Cell Therapy have yielded promising results for treating Spinal Cord Injury. Stem cells are self-renewing and possess the unique ability to ‘become’ any cell in an organism. With Dr Na’eem Sadiq at the helm, our spinal cord specialists turn stem cells into neurons to replace the ones lost in a spinal cord injury. Thereby, we successfully restore the neural function to a point where you can recover enough mobility and function to lead an independent life.

Our team of neurologists and therapists has extensive experience in providing the best Spinal Cord Injury rehabilitation, comprising Stem Cell Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy. Recognized globally for our advanced care, we take a holistic approach to rehabilitation that includes a range of exercises for both complete and incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries.

Our spinal cord treatment programs encompass activities like:
Trunk Control and Strength Training
Physical Conditioning and Task Relearning
Spasticity and Orthostatic Hypotension Management
Transitional Patterns Training
Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Training
Mobility Training
Gait Training

Balance Training

We also offer mental and emotional support to help you come to terms with your injury and develop a positive attitude towards your recovery. With our top-notch tailored rehabilitation program, you can benefit from:

Enhanced self-care skills in terms of eating, dressing, bathing, and grooming

Better control over and management of pain and spasticity

Improved mobility independently or with the help of walkers or wheelchairs

Improved bowel and bladder sensation and/or control.

Improved flexibility, strength, and endurance.

Improved control over work-related or vocational skills

Psychological support for emotional needs and developing a healthy mindset

Educational resources for the family so that they can optimally support the patient

What our patients say

FAQs answered

Yes, you will definitely be able to walk based on your clinical state. The lower your injury and the more sensation you have after your injury, the greater your chances are of regaining mobility.

Yes, depending on the level of injury and it may take some time.

Our Regenerative Rehabilitation program consists of Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cell Nutritive Therapy, various oral and intravenous medications, and a holistic rehabilitation program consisting of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.

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