|Miguel - Spina Bifida Stem Cell Patient|
|Monday, 22 November 2010 17:14|
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Ecuador, 5 years old
Condition Before Treatment
Spina Bifida is a developmental birth defect that is caused by the improper development of the spinal cord prior to birth. It can result in various symptoms due to the injury of the spinal cord. Miguel’s mom, Amable said, "We found out when he was born, the pregnancy was normal without any problems. During the gestation we didn’t know that Miguel had spina bifida. We found out when I gave birth, even though we had 3D ultrasounds, they never showed anything. It was only when he was born that we found out....
Treatment in China
Miguel received adult stem cell injections along with acupuncture, physical therapy and occupational therapy.
Condition After Treatment
While in the hospital, Miguel’s parents found that his posture and walking became stronger. Amable said "We have seen improvement. He used to walk with a baby-walker, but now he can walk with it better. He has a better posture, he can walk a longer distance. You can tell it is easier for him than it was before and he doesn’t get tired as frequently...