Regenerative Therapy: A Case Study

Published February 20th, 2019 by Dr. Markson

Have you heard of Regenerative Therapy? It is a natural treatment that can repair damaged tissue in the body as a result of disease, degeneration, and age. During this treatment, human cell and tissue products go to the area that needs them most to remove swelling and heal through regeneration of new cells and tissues.

Our patients that use regenerative therapy treatment may experience the benefits of improved range of motion and decreased pain within weeks. The results are remarkable, but don’t just take our word for it. Here is the story of Kristopher Boesen.

For most of us, it’s impossible to imagine. Your car spirals out of control on a slippery road, and slams into a tree and lamp post. You wake up in a hospital paralyzed from the neck down. But that’s exactly what happened to Kristopher Boesen. Doctors came to Kris’s parents and prepared them for the fact that he may never be able to function from the neck down again.

The Procedure

Kris was offered the opportunity to try a potentially life-changing procedure involving stem cells. According to the National Institutes of Health, stem cells have the capability to repair injured nervous tissue by replacing the damaged cells. Although the experimental procedure came with no guarantees to restore Kris’s paralysis, it was a risk worth taking.

Charles Liu, the director of the USC Neurorestoration Center, led the team. and injected an experimental dose of 10 million AST-OPC1 cells directly into Kris’s cervical spinal cord. The goal was to restore neurological function, which could mean the difference between permanent paralysis and the ability for Kris to use his arms and hands.

The Results

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Just a few short weeks later, Kris started to show signs of improvement. Three months later, he was feeding himself, using his cell phone, and hugging his family and friends. His motor functions showed significant improvement, making a huge difference in his movement abilities.

For Kris, this meant he had a “fighting chance”.

What The Future Holds

Doctors can’t make any promises about further improvement regarding Kris’s condition, but they can continue to experiment and develop stem cell research to improve the chances of it working on treating paralysis.

Modern medicine has provided us with huge strides, and research is ongoing. Regenerative therapy can be used to treat a number of issues, including Parkinson’s, diabetes, and cancer. To learn more about stem cell therapy, schedule your free consultation with us.

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