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  • #76
    If they're 0-24 months from injury, then, sure - lots of changes happen during that time period, and it's hard to say where the credit goes. But for people who are 5-10 years from injury, I don't think so. I've seen and heard of much more dramatic changes than could be expected to just naturally happen at that point.

    One guy I've met here is ten years post injury - he's here for his second treatment. He got a lot back in the first year, and was actually walking before he came for his first stem cell treatment. In the six months since his first treatment, his leg strength has increased dramatically - he's walking much better, and falling much less. In addition, he has way more energy than he used to have, and is now thinking of starting to work again for the first time in years. I don't think he just spontaneously started to recover function again after ten years. I think his results are probably better than average for one treatment. But people like him convince me that for some people, this does work - and it's not just the natural recovery process happening.

    With my brother, the things I'm really watching for are increased hand control, and increased bowel/bladder control. Those are areas we haven't seen a change in for years, and where minimal improvement can be expected from his physical therapy sessions - so any meaningful changes in those areas would be most likely to convince me it's really the stem cells working.

    Originally posted by Barrington314mx View Post
    i would argue that they would have had those returns no matter what. some people recover. not every sci keeps in a chair for life. again i thank you for taking the time to share. ill continue to read despite my position on this.

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    • #77
      no way in hell i would do that if i was already able to walk. that dude is crazy IMO. sorry to say. wow, what a risk.
      id say if someone went that was a complete injury 2 years post. then got treatment. then recovered. id believe it.

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      • #78
        I can understand that - questioning why you'd do it if you could already walk. But I guess everyone wants to improve, regardless of what their situation is. Even though he walks, he still had plenty of room for quality of life improvement.

        Over the next six months, I'll be interested to hear your reactions to my brother's results (assuming he experiences more results than the little things we've seen already, of course). We'll see if either of us ends up convincing the other He's incomplete, of course, so that'll still give you room for skepticism

        Originally posted by Barrington314mx View Post
        no way in hell i would do that if i was already able to walk. that dude is crazy IMO. sorry to say. wow, what a risk.
        id say if someone went that was a complete injury 2 years post. then got treatment. then recovered. id believe it.

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        • #79
          Short blog entry about some of the early results we're seeing since we've been home, in case anyone is interested.

          http://danielleonard.weebly.com/1/po...two-weeks.html

          I saw him stop a spasm himself today - actually send a message from his brain to his leg to stop spasming, and it worked. It was pretty amazing.

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          • #80
            Hi Rachel,

            How are things gong since you've been home I hope well and I hope your brother is keeping up his workout regiment.

            Kevin
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            • #81
              update?

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