Dr. Eric Schauvinhold, a T2 Spinal Cord Injury patient, reached out and wrapped his arms around his mother, which was something he never thought he would have been able to do ever since his accident.
“It was the first time I was able to give her a hug with both hands. It was one of the best things that happened here”
The 25-year-old doctor from Argentina traveled to Bangkok, Thailand after learning about Unique Access Medical and the Epidural Stimulation procedure. He was scheduled to undergo a treatment, which involves an implantation of an Epidural Stimulation device combined with an extensive Rehabilitation Program aimed to get him to have control over the device, and later, be able to regain some motor functions, once switched on. It was the beginning of a change in Eric’s life.
Eric underwent the Epidural Stimulation Surgery and had a speedy recovery, followed by extensive Rehabilitation and training sessions. Throughout the course of these treatments, Eric saw tremendous improvements. He was able to move his ankle and knee. Also, the Argentine doctor noticed more muscle tone in his legs and enjoyed better circulation. As he gradually regained more movements in his legs and arms, Eric was also able to reciprocate to his Physiotherapy sessions much better, which resulted in even stronger and bigger muscles. By the later stage of his treatment, Eric was able to stand up independently with his muscles appearing fit and tone, similar to that of a body trainer one would run into at a gym.
“It is a nice feeling to be able to stand up again on your own”
During his time at the medical facility, Eric constantly shows the spirit of a fighter as he kept going forward despite the overall challenges of his condition weighing him down. His journey to where he is right now, will undoubtedly continue to be a role model not only for other Spinal Cord Injury patients, but for anyone who might be in need of a dose of inspiration.
For those who are considering the Epidural Stimulation implant with Unique Access Medical, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our medical experts will promptly attend to your enquiries.