Spinal Cord Injuries
An estimated 291,000 persons live with a spinal cord injury (SCI), with roughly 17,730 new cases occurring each year(1). Current research and treatments focus on reducing the “secondary injury cascade” that begins immediately after the initial spinal cord trauma(2). This cascade occurs during either the sub-acute (weeks to months after initial injury) or chronic phase (months to years after initial injury), or during both (3).
The severity of this secondary damage directly impacts further bodily damage and the restorative process. Fortunately, research has shown a correlation between reduced secondary damage and improved neurological outcomes(4, 5). Therapies that can reduce the severity of the secondary injury cascade, such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy, have the potential to reduce the cellular damage that occurs post-injury, and therefore improve neurological outcomes.
Extivita Therapies for Spinal Cord Injuries: