Learn About MS
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and unpredictable disease affecting the central nervous system. It’s a condition that causes the body’s own immune system to mistakenly attack its own healthy cells as if they were an infection. In the case of MS, the immune system specifically attacks the myelin sheath – a protective covering for nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. This ultimately interrupts signals that are sent throughout the nervous system, the brain, and the body, causing a number of bodily “malfunctions.”
If you’ve just been diagnosed, it may be a time of confusion, anxiety, and frustration, but this does not make it the end. We offer stem cell treatment for MS to help you manage and control the disease.* But before we delve into how we can help, it would be best to know more about the condition itself.
To begin, there are four types of MS: Relapsing-Remitting MS, Secondary-Progressive MS, Primary-Progressive MS, and Progressive-Relapsing MS.
Around 85% of people who receive an MS diagnosis are diagnosed with RRMS, making it the most common form of MS. RRMS causes temporary periods of disability, which are often referred to as exacerbations.
Most people initially diagnosed with RRMS will eventually transition to SPMS. Here, symptoms begin to worsen steadily over time. The patient may or may not experience an exacerbation in order for this to occur.
With only about 10% of people with MS suffering from PPMS, this is not very common. It is characterized by progressively worsening symptoms from the onset of the disease, with no relapses or remissions occurring.
This is a very rare form of MS. It involves acute relapses with no remissions and is a steadily worsening disease from the beginning. Relapses may or may not end in recovery.
Once a person has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, they will likely begin to research their available treatment options. Along with treating the MS itself, new patients should also look more into how to cope with the life changes that MS usually causes. This is why it’s important to find a specialist that has extensive experience in diagnosing, treating, and studying the condition. You want a physician who will not only understand the disease inside and out but also be able to help you manage the disease from a well-rounded perspective.
Current Medications for MS
There are currently three types of medications available for people suffering from MS. The first option is daily oral pills that are relatively new to the market. These can cause side effects that are more severe than some of the other treatments, but they are also more effective.
Patients can also choose to do self-injections at home. These come in several forms ranging from daily injections to weekly injections. The side effects of these injections are mostly minimal, however, some may not want to give themselves such frequent injections. These injections are also less effective than other treatments.
The third option is a monthly infusion in the hospital. While this comes about mid-range regarding its effectiveness, it is easy to just focus on once and month and then not have to worry about it. The side effects of this drug are minimal, however, it comes along with great risks for people who have been exposed to the JC virus, so patients must be tested for this virus prior to receiving treatment.
Stem Cell Therapy for MS
New research and progress have been made regarding the potential of stem cells and how they can help slow the progress of MS activity and repair damage that has been done to the nervous system. Stem cell therapy refers to treatment that utilizes stem cells (at our facilities we use adipose stem cells that are harvested straight from the patient’s body) to rebuild and regenerate damaged tissue at a site of damage or injury.* When speaking of MS, the goal is for the stem cells to help regrow healthy cells in place of that damage done to the myelin sheath.*
Unlike medication, self-injections, and monthly infusions, stem cell therapy is typically administered only in a few treatments for MS.* This is a minimally-invasive procedure with little to no recovery time. There is also essentially no risk of infection or rejection, as the biologics are harvested from the patient’s body and minimally altered for treatment.*
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.