Many Californians who suffered debilitating spinal cord injuries maintain the hope that scientific innovations will result in the possibility to recover from paralysis. But how realistic is such a cure? According to a recent article in The Independent, reports of medical breakthroughs often lack the results that most spinal cord injury victims hope for. Recent reports identified stem cell treatments and the possibility of transplanting regenerative cells into the spinal cord of those suffering from paralysis. Will these new studies make headway for people across the country who sustained severe spinal cord injuries?
New Treatment May Help Americans with Spinal Cord Injuries
Recently, Professor Geoffrey Raisman of University College London performed a cell transplant on a Bulgarian firefighter who previously suffered from paralysis. This “pioneering therapy” involved “transplanting regenerative cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.” According to Raisman, the treatment “represents an historic change in the outlook for people disabled by spinal cord injury.”