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What type of stem cells do spinal cord injuries use as a treatment?

Doing a biology report on stem cells and its relating issues. I have based my topic around the use of stem cells the treat patients that has suffered from spinal cord injuries. So now i'm just wondering what type for stem cells are used? i.e. adult stem cells or embryonic stem cells?

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What are the effects of spinal cord injuries?

I met the most FANTASTIC little girl the other day! She is 7, and she fell as a baby and suffered some spinal cord injuries that have given her many of the syptoms of Cereberal Palsy. My partner has CP so I am somewhat familiar with it. The little girls walks with crutches, but I heard them saying she may need a wheelchair soon. I know this is a VERY broad question, but I am just looking for people with experience in the situation?

Well, since the spinal cord is affected, it mainly concerns the person's central nervous system. It can affect four areas of the spinal cord: (top to bottom)
1. cranial (everything is affected: mobility, breathing, loss of sensation, paraplegic where limbs cannot function)
2. thoraxic (breathing)
3. lumbar (loss of sensation)
4. sacral (paraplegic)

The little girl could have CP since it is either congenital or acquired. It is best to have her assessed by her medical team.  (+ info)

What can you tell me about spinal cord injuries and people who have them?

I know a little about them, but I would like to learn more. I don't have one, but I'm just interested in the subject.

I'm sure you can google the topic but, here's what I know from experience?
Athletes who get head or spine injuries such as hockey, football players, and gymnasts can sustain spinal cord injuries if they fall on their head or in some other way injure their spine. Technically your spinal cord ends around your lower back or what doctors call your lumbar spine. If you damage your spinal cord, you are most likely paralyzed from the point of injury down. You can also have some instances where the spinal cord gets compressed by your inter-vertebral discs, causing weakness in your legs.

As far as I know you can't reverse a severed spinal cord, so if you do get paralyzed it's permanent. Hopefully one day they can find a way.

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What resources/inventions can help people with spinal injuries to do everyday tasks?

Need the answer pretty soon. The more detail the better.
Most detailed gets picked for best answer.
Thanks :)

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what are some causes of of spinal nerve injuries?

what are the causes of it. and something to help not so much fix but keep stable..... also what are the outcome of spinal injuries

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How are spinal cord injuries similar to heart injuries?

Need little detail just straight to the point:) thanks

The heart has a great effect on the central nervous system. which the spinal cord is part of.  (+ info)

How close are doctors to finding a cure for spinal cord injuries?

Not even looking in the right direction. You want something fixed? Try this
http://www.hubpages.com/hub/Speed-healing-of-trauma-injuries-through-self-directed-regeneration  (+ info)

What are two considerations you need to know when exercise testing individuals with spinal cor injuries?

age and gender..  (+ info)

Can people confined to wheelchairs due to spinal injuries still feel...?

orgasms, or any sensations at all in their lower extremeties? I understand that individual cases may differ, but can they feel anything or is it simply loss of control of those parts? I am thinking of spinal injuries caused by a car wreck etc.

It would really depend on "what Nerves Have been affected" due to the injury. I Have been told some cannot feel anything, waist down, while others can.  (+ info)

What types of spinal cord injuries cause anhedonia, and are there cures for this?

Im trying to find out as much as i can on this for someone i care about, without offending them. Another symptom is the lower half of the spine looks larger than the rest, i guess im just wanting to know if there is hope for surgery or medicine or some sort of cure.

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