Take your vitamins every day and you are likely to live a long, healthy life. But did you know that one of the most commonly found vitamins could the key to a new paralysis treatment?
Vitamin-B undergoing clinical studies at Weill Cornell Medical College to find out if it could heal spinal cord injuries or stop them from happening all together, as covered by Health News Digest. The research team was awarded a $2.5 million grant in November, 2009 by New York State Spinal Cord Injury Research Board to investigate this possibility.
For the paralysis attorneys who work at our firm, this looks to be good news. However, we urge you to wait until all of the testing and studies are complete. The important thing is that it is giving hope to those living with paralysis or a spinal cord injuries that there is an outlook for recovery being sought almost every day.
Vitamin-B is a naturally occurring substance in the human body. Not only do they give a boost to both the immune system and the nervous system, but they promote cell growth as well. Using the active form of the B3 vitamin known as (NAD+) right after spinal cord injury could stop further damage, as well as start the healing process.
What the Weill Cornell team is looking to do is make a compound with NAD+ called nicotinamide riboside (NR) that’s actually the vitamin in an immature form. Cell death and axonal degeneration are protected by derivatives from NR and so far have not shown adverse signs to being applied to spinal cord injuries.
As mentioned before, this all sounds like great news, but how will we know do we know for sure that it works? We don’t and until the results come back as completely fool-proof, our firm’s paralysis lawyers are going to recommend that a close eye on this research so we can make a decision in the future.
If you or a loved one have suffering a spinal cord injury, we urge you to contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible following the accident at 1-858-551-2090 or please click here for a free consultation with an experienced paralysis attorney. Our initial telephone or office consultation is FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not pay anything until we recover money on your behalf.
Do you believe that this type paralysis treatment — Vitamin-B — will really be effective?
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Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines