LLuis Nunez, a 30-year-old Spinal Cord Injury patient from Mexico came to Bangkok to undergo Cellular Therapy with Unique Access Medical. Spinal cord injury symptoms includes dizziness, fluctuations in blood pressure and changes in bladder, and bowel function. However, the biggest concern for patients with spinal cord injury are mobility issues or paralysis. Following the Treatment, Luis talks about the major improvements made on his overall movements. He also shared his thoughts on family and the importance of having the encouragement of loved ones as a major source of support.
What treatments have you received with us?
I have a surgery where they inject stem cells- I believe it was the first one because I have it on C4, and they put the stem cells directly on my injury. And then I have a lot of work out Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, my favorite was Physical Therapy. It was a lot of work, it was like five hours for eighty days, but it was worth it.
What improvements have you seen so far?
I have seen my muscles grow a little bit, my sensibilities have changed alot, and I was able to move
a little bit of my arms and shoulders.
How are the facilities and staff?
It’s really good, since day one to the last day, they have been asking us if everything is ok and everything is fine.
Do you think you made the right decision to come to Thailand?
Yeah, definitely. We had several options in other countries, but we decided to go with this, we’re not going to another country, and we’re coming back because it was really good and we saw a lot of bands and things.
Who was your motivation during treatments?
My motivation was my mom. She helped me a lot, including my family and friends that have been with me all the time. I don’t remember a day when I was alone; everyday at least it was my mom or one or two or five friends, and they pushed me to do more things. I do this for me but also for them, too.