Spinal Cord Injury
162 patients with spinal cord injury were evaluated.
Clinical Improvements were reported in 56.8% of the patients.
Improved bladder and bowel function was reported in 37.7% and 35.7% respectively of the improved patients.
In these patients, also neurogenic pain and muscle spasm also improved 52.7% and 50.7% respectively. In 2 patients, the Baclofen® pump for treatment of spasm could be removed permanently after treatment. 2 Patients started to feel pain again (listed as deterioration).
Completed pre- and post-treatment ASIA Score forms could be collected in 25% of the patients (46 cases). After treatment, the mean ASIA motor score increased significantly (p<0.001) with 6.0 points, and the mean ASIA sensory score with more than 11 points (p<0.001). In 4 cases, there was a change in ASIA classification: ASIA-A (complete motor /sensory loss below SCI) to -B (complete motor loss) in 3 cases, and ASIA-C (major motor loss) to -D (minor motor loss) in 1 case. None of these 46 patients deteriorated during the study.