Brain Injuries, Stem Cells And The NFL


How Stem Cell Therapy is Changing the Future Treatment of Brain Injuries

chronic traumatic encephalopathy treatmentFans love to watch football, but they never love seeing hits so massive that they cause severe, or even chronic, spinal or brain injuries. One of the most astounding cases in recent history is that of Ricardo Lockette of the Seattle Seahawks, when the wide receiver lay immobile where he landed during two complete commercial breaks. The injury to his neck, accompanied by concussion, kept him from play for at least the remainder of the 2015/2016 season.

Brian injuries like severe and/or repeated concussions remain a controversial subject, not just in the NFL, but in football programs from youth leagues to college. A growing understanding of the long-term effects of brain injuries that result from concussion is sweeping across the country. This understanding is also bringing about better and more frequent diagnosis regarding concussion-related symptoms. And advance medical clinics across the U.S., like NSI Stem Cell Centers in Florida, are at the vanguard of bringing regenerative medicine for treating traumatic brain injury to the public.

Regenerative medicine techniques, such as stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma treatments, are already being used for an ever-growing list of injuries, illnesses and chronic conditions.* Their introduction into the treatment of brain injuries is not just a natural extension, but one that is being embraced by a fast-growing number of medical physicians in and outside the United States.*

The Promise of Stem Cell Therapy in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Treatment and Other Brain Injuries

Not long ago, USA Today featured the plight of former running back Tony Dorsett, a twelve-season NFL veteran, who has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). CTE has been definitively linked to brain injuries resulting from repeated concussions over a period of years. Dorsett has turned to chronic traumatic encephalopathy treatment with stem cells.

Stem cell therapies are among the innovations springing from regenerative medicine.* Stem cell therapy has a history of success in the treatment of many chronic illnesses and disorders, including neurological conditions.* Adipose-derived stem cell therapy, which uses stem cells harvested from the patients’ own fat stores-like those of the thighs, abdomen, or buttocks- is the therapy of choice for many professional athletes and average citizens alike. It is adipose-derived stem cells that are being used in Dorsett’s chronic traumatic encephalopathy treatment. It is adipose-derived stem cell therapy that is used for traumatic brain injuries at NSI Stem Cell Centers in Florida.

The therapies for brain injuries, physical trauma, autoimmune disorders and more at NSI are FDA guidelines-compliant. The benefits of regenerative medicine methods that are in compliance with FDA guidelines have been treating patients in the U.S. safely and effectively for many years now. Among these are:*

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Joint Injury

Stem cells are the body’s natural basis in repairing, regenerating and replacing whatever types of cell are needed in healing. They are packets of potential that await the brain and body’s signals to become cells of the skin, bone, muscle, blood, and cartilage. The same is true when neurons and/or glial cells are needed to repair brain injuries. Medically speaking, stem cells are known as pluripotent cells; meaning they can differentiate into 220 cell varieties. This is why adipose-derived stem cells harvested from the fat that lies just below the skin can heal such a wide array of injuries and illnesses.

And this is also why the use of adipose-derived stem cell therapy is creating such excitement as a chronic traumatic encephalopathy treatment, as well as for other traumatic brain injuries.*

Why Stem Cell Therapy Boosts and Improves Healing

It may seem, then, that our bodies shouldn’t need the intervention of stem cell therapy, since stem cells are being produced naturally every day. So why, then, is regenerative medicine needed? Simply put: aging.

Throughout the natural aging process, our bodies’ stem cell population declines. This is the core reason why our knees give out, our muscles ache, our skin loses its elasticity, arthritis can set in, and memory looses much of its youthful sharpness.

It’s important to note that, to date, regenerative medicine is not the answer to the mythical fountain of youth. But its profound effectiveness in boosting stem cell population, “signaling” the stem cells to become the types of cells needed, and re-introducing them into the body to treat so many conditions, including brain injuries, is revolutionizing medicine as we know it.

The Future of Stem Cells as a Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Treatment

The success of stem cell therapies on other types of brain injuries is paving the way for effective chronic traumatic encephalopathy treatment.* Many patients, like Tony Dorsett, feel that being on cutting edge of regenerative medicine techniques offer possibilities for improvement and recovery that drug therapy alone can’t provide. Says Dorsett, “…As far as seeing what I could do to slow this down, stop it, burst it, whatever, [by using] stem cells [that] come from your own body, my own body. It should work…”*

More and more athletes, whether pro or amateur, and average Americans looking for safe, effective treatment for physical or brain injuries are turning to regenerative medicine like stem cell therapy. Where, once, finding these treatments meant having to seek them outside the U.S., the development of FDA guidelines-compliant procedures in clinics like NSI Stem Cell Centers has brought advanced regenerative medicine directly to the American public.*

Stem Cell Therapy for Brain Injuries at NSI Stem Cell Centers

The physicians and medical professionals at NSI Stem Cell Centers are highly experienced in the field of regenerative medicine. Using the most advanced technology available, every doctor and staff member at NSI work together to provide thorough, safe, and effective procedures and therapies.

Regardless of why you come to NSI, whether for joint, muscle, bone, or brain injuries, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, arthritis, or neurological disorders, this is what you can expect:*

Your treatment will begin with an in depth history and a physical exam. Our medical professionals will dedicate as much time as necessary in order to ensure the correct diagnosis. In the event that more information is required, like imaging or lab reports, that information would be requested. Your concerns, desires and expectations will be thoroughly discussed, and you will be kept fully in the loop on your condition and your treatment options.

Contact NSI at (877) 278-3623 to learn more about safe, effective stem cell therapy for brain injuries. Also available is our FREE brochure that outlines the ever-growing list of stem cell therapies available at our clinics. You will also find many of our patients’ success stories on our YouTube channel. We look forward to hearing from you.

What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic

When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.

Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.

The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.


What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:

1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.

2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.

3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics

4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.

5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.

Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.

If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.

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* Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary. As each patient’s problem is different, each treatment must be tailored around your specific needs.