Mr. Chen is a Chinese 51 years old male patient suffering from spinal cord injury. He happened to undergo a car crash to hurt his spinal cord in August, 2004. The MRI in local hospital showed: C6-C7 spinal cord injury.
He received stem cell treatment in June, 2007.
Before the stem cell treatment:
- He could sit independently but his sitting posture is arch since the muscle strength of his waist was weak;
- The sensation of pain and temperature was existed on the top of 2cm above nipple level, the touching feeling of whole body was existed; he always felt hands numbness during sleep period; the sweating function of his right limbs, right chest and back was disorder, no sweating beneath his waist level;
- The movement ability of his lower limbs was poor, he could not stand independently, it was difficult for his walking; it is hard to let his both hands touch his back, for example, he could not perform the action of itching his back by his hands;
- He could perceive the urination and bowl movement, his stool was too dry to be excreted out, he could not keep to control his urination before excretion, the frequency of his urination was too much, the volume of his urination was 250-300ml, he often urinated interruptedly.
After the stem cell treatment:
- The numbness of his hands during sleep is disappeared; the sweating disorder of his right limbs, right chest and back is relieved obviously, the sweating level is lowered obviously, from waist to hip level; the skin temperature of his lower limbs and both feet is normal, he often feels warmness;
- He can walk by assistant for over 10 minutes; the muscle strength of his standing up and standing is improved obviously;
- The sensation (pain feeling) of his hip and lower limbs is improved obviously, he can feel pain when receiving intramuscular injection and intravenous infusion;
- He can perceive urination and bowl movement, the dry stool is relieved obviously, which is easy to excrete out, he can keep to control his urination before excretion, the frequency of his urination is less, the volume of his urination is 350-450ml.
1 month after the stem cell treatment:
- His sweating disorder is improved further, the sweating level is lowered, it can sweat from his left lower limb to foot; when sweating, he can feel his right limb become humid;
- The walking period and distance are much longer gradually by assistant;
- He can perceive the urination and bowl movement, the stool is easy to excrete out; he can keep to control his urination for over 1 minute before excretion, the volume of his urination is increased.