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University of California San Diego Research on Helping Brain and Spine Injury Victims

Researchers at the University Of California San Diego and other research facilities around the world are exploring the benefits in the use of folic acid in treating brain and spinal cord injuries. It is well known that pregnant woman who do not consume enough folic acid (vitamin B9), have a higher risk of giving birth to babies with neural tube defects such as congenital deformities involving the development of the spinal cord and brain. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin, Madison have collected significant data suggesting that the use of folic acid might be beneficial in treating spinal cord and brain injuries. Folic acid was also found to promote healing and nerve cell regeneration following injury in rodents. Commentary by researchers at Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Germany indicate that the study data provides a rational for testing folic acid supplements on patients with spinal cord and brain trauma.

Hope For The Future.

Cutting edge and progressive research such as the use of supplements and other therapies including stem cell, are vital in promoting alternative treatment for brain injury and spinal cord injury victims. Individuals who have sustained serious injuries often have limited treatment options and have life long challenges, which impact their quality of life.

I have seen many people over the years who have sustained brain and spinal cord injuries in auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, construction accidents, or from a slip and fall accident.The development of new treatments provides hope for the future. An experienced personal injury attorney can be a great resource in dealing with serious injuries.