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Stem Cell Therapy for Arachnoiditis Helps a Tennessee Woman Walk Again

Chronic disease can present challenges for patients and their families on many levels, from the emotional to the physical. For many, the growing realization that there is no cure for their illness can lead to frustration at best as they learn to adapt their daily routine, quality of life and plans for the future to a new reality.

Such was the case for Dr. Sara Davis when her active life as a wife, mother and physician was turned on its head by arachnoiditis, a chronic pain disorder affecting the spinal nerves. Dr. Davis was eventually confined to a wheelchair and struggled daily with pain, lack of mobility and the inability to perform many menial tasks. As a physician, she continued to search for new avenues of treatment and held out hope that something would someday cure her condition or improve her symptoms. Stem cell therapy became that ray of hope in 2015 when her research led her to Dr. Todd Malan and his advanced use of stem cell therapies that were available worldwide, but not FDA approved in the U.S.

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