Guest Post: This is a guest post authored by Dr. Barmada, a stem cell doctor at Gulf Coast Stem Cell. Gulf Coast Stem Cell offers stem cell therapy for patients with most neurological disorders, including spinal cord injuries, through pioneering SVF harvesting and deployment methods. Enjoy his insights into neurological applications of of stem cells.
Encased within the bony vertebrae of the spinal column is the spinal cord, the vital communication superhighway between brain and body. This biological apparatus, termed the Central Nervous System (CNS) enables us to recognize sensation, temperature and other sensory information while also transmitting the power to control the muscles, both those involved in the conscious act of movement and those which automatically regulate our breathing, bladder and bowel control, blood pressure and other functions.
The spinal cord is formed of sensitive tissue which, once damaged, is unable to repair itself. Depending on the extent and location of the damage, patients with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) will experience a loss of sensation and partial or total paralysis. [Read more…]