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  • OT: And the lame shall walk . . .

    This is HUGE news. With all the ebola talk, how about something great instead?

    http://www.theguardian.com/science/2...eering-surgery
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    Re: OT: And the lame shall walk . . .

    kickass! Hopefully this will make some big news and strides forward to help people lead normal lives.
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      Re: OT: And the lame shall walk . . .

      I need to get my herniated disc fixed hopefully they make some improvements in that area as well.
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        Re: OT: And the lame shall walk . . .

        Huge indeed! That is fantastic. Hope for the millions of paralyzed people in this world.:applause:
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          Re: OT: And the lame shall walk . . .

          What can you say other than, "Awesome!"
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            Re: OT: And the lame shall walk . . .

            I just hope that someone else can replicate this experiment and give hope to the folks with spinal cord injuries. Did you hear about the scientist who is facing major jail time for spiking the blood serum of test mice with human antibodies in his quest to develop an AIDS vaccine?

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              Re: OT: And the lame shall walk . . .

              That's awesome. I do hope this proves to be a valid treatment. Spinal injuries are terrifying.

              Puts me in mind of Extreme Measures


              That's crazy about the falsified AIDS research findings

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                Re: OT: And the lame shall walk . . .

                Finding a treatment for central nervous system injuries, strokes, MS etc. will be a wonderful help to so many.

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                  Re: OT: And the lame shall walk . . .

                  Heard they were working on something new.
                  Had a friend, was in a bad car accident, spent the past 38 years in a wheel chair.
                  Died this past summer. Lived a lot longer then the Docs said he would.
                  Would have been cool if he could have lived long enough to have a shot at walking again.

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                    Re: OT: And the lame shall walk . . .

                    I really hope this is true, but have serious doubts. China is leading the way in spinal cord repair. they do not test on animals for an extended period like the rest of the world does. they have a large number of human volunteers for most new procedures. speeds up the process exponentially. china is about 10 years more advanced in neuro issues compared to the rest of the world. this would be a great thing if it is true though.
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                    • #11
                      Re: OT: And the lame shall walk . . .

                      Originally posted by mikejennens
                      Mike,
                      Which disc needs repaired? I had two discs removed and the vertebrae fused: C5-6, C6-7. I would do it again without hesitation. It was 100% successful.
                      Mike
                      It's the lowest disc in my lumbar, I forgot what # it is. Wish I had the MRI files, seems like i just wasted a bunch of money for the doctor to tell me my lower back hurts.
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                        Re: OT: And the lame shall walk . . .

                        Originally posted by mikejennens
                        I'm very thankful that my bad ones were cervical instead of lumbar. I hope you can get things fixed without to much discomfort. Any way to build up the muscles around the area to help take the pressure off the discs?
                        Mike
                        I stopped riding motocross a year after the injury. Went to chiropractor for 2.5 years and get massages now sort of regularly to help stay loose. If i get it irritated all the lower back muscles tense and pull to the right so my whole right side super tight. I'll probably have to do something about it at some point but the chiro and massages have gotten me from shooting pains doing stuff like washing my face and putting on socks and brushing my teeth to just feeling a little sore most of the time. I really should do some core training I lost alot of strength without a physical activity as a hobby.

                        They just removed the entire disc? I've heard about shaving, replacing and lasering off the portions that are touching nerves but not total removal. My doc said he could do a shot but I didn't take it. I don't want to pretend it's better whiles it's not and end up worse off.
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                          Re: OT: And the lame shall walk . . .

                          it is much easier to fix disc higher in the back. they do not have to support the weight the lower disc do, and the geometry of out bodies is much less complex the higher up the back you go. L4-5 and S1-2 are just in a bad place. there is not a lot you can do unfortunately. one of the best things is to not become over weight. this is the area of the back that helps compensate when it comes to weight and keeping your center of gravity were it needs to be when standing or while in a gaited motion.
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                            Re: OT: And the lame shall walk . . .

                            Originally posted by mikejennens
                            A physical therapist might be able to show you exercises to build strength in the area.
                            I was very skeptical of physical therapy because it seemed 'too good to be true'. However, it's served me pretty well on 2 occasions now, one instance being for chronic lower back pain. The downside is that it's a lot of work and you have to keep up the routine to retain benefit. I quit and started having problems again some months later. More recently I started another exercise routine that seems to have helped my back in an oblique sort of way - which was not intended or expected, but I certainly welcome it.

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                              Re: OT: And the lame shall walk . . .

                              That's amazing and spiritually uplifting. One thing though: They used olfactory cells to fill the gap so he can walk again. I wonder if this makes his feet smell.
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