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Thread: Oxygen improves blood flow, restores more function in spinal cord injuries

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    Oxygen improves blood flow, restores more function in spinal cord injuries

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0501112612.htm

    can someone elaborate on how this may chronic injuries?

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    no one has any thoughts on this?

    A new discovery at the University of Alberta will fundamentally alter how we view spinal cord function and rehabilitation after spinal cord injuries. Neuroscientists found that spinal blood flow in rats was unexpectedly compromised long after a spinal cord injury (chronically ischemia), and that improving blood flow or simply inhaling more oxygen produces lasting improvements in cord oxygenation and motor functions, such as walking.

    Should we all be looking to inhale more oxygen over the long run?


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    Quote Originally Posted by JAMESRRR View Post
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0501112612.htm

    can someone elaborate on how this may chronic injuries?

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    I think this is interesting - especially because there are a handful of clinical trials right now - https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/resul...oxia&recr=Open - looking at oxygen deprivation enhancing recovery and improving mobility.

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    I read it and I'm very interested. So far it's just rats though, right?
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    Oxygen pills

    Interesting stuff.

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    Somebody should buy that article...would love to know the oxygen concentrations they were using, durations and persistence of the changes.
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    Maybe in new injuries before the neurons actually die, but once the neurons are dead I would not think all the oxygen in the world would help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAMESRRR View Post
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0501112612.htm

    can someone elaborate on how this may chronic injuries?
    David Bennett also gives a nice presentation on video to help explain his lab findings. LINK

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    If I were spinal cord injured today either traumatic or non-traumatic (TM, spinal stroke), I guess I'd want cooling IV in the ambulance, medically induced coma and hypothermic in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber for the first week?!?
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    that video is very helpful.

    That's pretty wild if you can improve things simply by enhaling more oxygen.

    Sounds like I'm gonna have to incorporate that into my medical marijuana treatment plan.

    Enhale a little bit of smoke and then inhale some oxygen.


    Then repeat


    Beautiful. Like a match made in heaven.


    The innovator of the treatment plan deserves a medal



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