Man Walks Again 10 Years After Spinal Cord Injury, With the Help of Plexus
BANGALORE, March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --
Common man is often affected the most by the scars of war. 43-year-old Saleh Yahya, a farmer from Yemen, suffered a brutal gunshot injury in his spine, 10 years ago. Despite his pain and misfortune, he was determined to live a normal life. He visited Plexus in the hope of recovery.
At Plexus, he was treated by a team of specialists headed by Dr. Na'eem Sadiq, the medical director of Plexus Neuro and Stem Cell Research Centre. A detailed assessment revealed that his second lumbar vertebra was the site of injury. This led to reduced sensation in his legs and extreme weakness. Further, a knee deformity on the right side ensured his knee was bent and his foot did not touch the ground. There was also severe wasting of muscles in the thigh and calf regions.
He was enrolled into the 'Regenerative Rehabilitation Program', under which he went through stem cell therapy that targeted the site of injury, intensive physiotherapy and occupational therapy that focused on his strength, endurance and the functioning of his lower limbs. He was also provided with a custom-made splint to straighten his deformed knee and help gain contact of the foot to the ground. At the end of 60 days of intensive treatment, he was able to stand with moderate support, his right knee became flexible and his muscle strength and endurance improved. Before he left for Yemen, he was able to walk with a harness for a distance of 30 metres. "It was a moment of exhilaration for him and pride for us when he took his first step after a period of 10 years," says Dr. Sadiq. After return to his country he meticulously followed the training program that was taught to him and later sent a video of him walking with minimal assistance.
Plexus Neuro and Stem Cell Research Centre, was founded by Dr. Na'eem Sadiq, 7 years ago, with the vision to bring 'independence' for the differently abled. For the ones inflicted by disease and disability, independence in performing their daily life tasks is itself a dream.
Plexus feeds on the principals of celebrating independence, rebuilding lives and re-structuring futures. Over the years Plexus has grown in space, ability, facilities and the number of awards and recognition it has received. The combination of experience, care, compassion, knowledge and empathy, work as a wonder drug for patients who are bedridden and dream of being upright and independent.
"The many aspects of our treatment revolve around only one entity - the patient and his/her priorities. Our custom-made treatment regimens promise to maximize 'independence' for our patients and we can proudly say that we are able to fulfil our promise to most of our patients," says, Dr. Sadiq. Everyday Plexus witnesses such moments of pride when patients who enter on a wheelchair, go home walking. This is only possible with the vision that Dr. Sadiq and his team holds, the unshakable belief that disability can be won over by strong determination and will. Due to his enormous contribution to the field of neurology, Dr. Sadiq has been globally recognized and felicitated with over 45 national and international awards.
Apart from spinal cord injury, he has expertise in a number of other neurological conditions, autism, developmental delay, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, motor neuron disease, dementia, neuropsychiatric conditions, to name a few. The various facilities offered at Plexus include advanced stem cell therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, cognitive rehabilitation therapy, behaviour therapy, hand rehabilitation and customised splinting, child rehabilitation and developmental therapy, traditional Chinese medicine and therapeutic massages.
Dr. Sadiq aims to make Plexus a leading healthcare service provider recognized globally for excellent patient care, advanced stem cell therapy and highly specialized rehabilitative services. His undying passion to improve lives, knowledge, expertise and ability to empathize with his patients, is what makes him a leading figure in the field of neurology.
At Plexus, we are committed to providing advanced treatment to effectively treat a host of chronic diseases. Our comprehensive services such as stem cell therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, traditional Chinese medicine, and ozone therapy help treat and rehabilitate patients suffering from neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. When you choose Plexus, you can expect swift diagnosis, a warm and friendly environment, and thorough treatment - all at an affordable price.
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