Cardiovascular and respiratory functions
Duration of Injury
- Weakened cardiovascular function
- Reduced levels of muscle building hormones
- Reduced levels of other important hormones
- Muscle mass loss
- Bone mass loss
- Joint contractures/immobility.
Therefore, it’s important that spinal cord injuries are treated as soon as possible in order to achieve a better recovery.
In all cases, regardless of the patient’s age, severity of the injury or the chances of any recovery, extensive rehabilitation programs including active and passive training and electrical stimulation should be implemented as soon as possible. At Verita Neuro, we have seen a direct correlation between the patient’s general physical health and co-morbidities and their recovery after epidural spinal cord stimulation and stem cell treatments. Therefore, older patients who are still in good general physical health have strong chances of seeing results as a result of treatment.
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