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Old 11-24-2004, 12:01 AM #4 (permalink)
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If I am correct they do a series of lumbar punctures to remove cells from your spinal fluid clean them up shake them around and then inject them back in in the hopes that they will grow new cells in the damaged areas. There are quite a few visits to hospital for blood tests as well as EMG's and possibly nerve conduction studies done. Won't be a picnic as they are not 100% sure that it will do no harm. EMG's are not a picnic either. I don't think Dr. Cashman would try it unless it was as they say a manageable risk. I think this in simple terms and it is quite a bit more complicated than this Think that's about it in a nutshell though.
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