Multiple Sclerosis Is Responding To Regenerative Medicine
Multiple sclerosis is an immune system disorder that affects millions worldwide. In the United States, about 200 new cases of multiple sclerosis (MS) are diagnosed every week. For decades, the medical science community has been searching for safe, effective treatment and, ultimately, a cure. Now they are welcoming a groundbreaking treatment fits that first bill and may very well lead to the second: stem cell therapy.
Stem cell therapy is one of the most exciting and effective weapons against disease in modern medicine’s 21st century arsenal. Advanced medical clinics like NSI Stem Cell Centers in Florida are already applying this remarkable method, using FDA guidelines-compliant procedures. An ever-growing list of injuries, illnesses, and chronic conditions are responding it. From muscular issues like those of the back, to those of the organs like the kidneys, to neurological injuries and diseases, regenerative medicine is changing how medical treatment is done. And multiple sclerosis is among the diseases responding so well.
Treating multiple sclerosis with stem cell therapy is a specialty of NSI Stem Cell Centers. This advanced medical facility builds on the work that has developed over the years both here in the U.S. and aboard. The key goal of regenerative medicine regarding multiple sclerosis is to reset the patient’s immune system, putting a halt to its attack on the body’s nerve cells. But treating multiple sclerosis with stem cells is also designed to repair and heal damage, re-growing healthy nerve tissue as needed.
How can stem cell therapy do this? Let’s take a closer look at the mechanics.
How Stem Cells Are Used By The Body
A stem cell’s most essential purpose is as a building block that replaces, repairs, heals, or re-grows whatever is in need within the body. No matter the reason for that need -whether disease or injury- all healing and regeneration begins at the cellular level. Multiple sclerosis is a case in which the body’s nerves have been attacked by the immune system. So one of the goals of stem cell therapy is to heal nerve damage and re-grow healthy nerve tissue as needed.
This is possible because stem cells self-renew and replicate. They have the ability to become any kind of cell required for the healing or re-growth of any of the body’s tissues, bones, organs, blood, neurons, and more. Think of stem cells as “proto cells.” They await “assignments” to become specific types of cells. But these special cells are also known as “undifferentiated.” That means that these cells -regardless of what area of the body they are presently serving- have the ability to switch function and perform as any type of cell as is necessary. This stem cell quality is called “plasticity,” and it is one of the primary roles of any stem cell when it comes to regenerative medicine. Using stem cells for the treatment of multiple sclerosis is among the most exciting new regenerative medicine methods being practiced today.
Why Multiple Sclerosis Is Responsive To Stem Cell Therapy
The basic “shape-shifting” character of stem cells is what makes them so effective in MS treatment. At its core, multiple sclerosis is believed to be an autoimmune dysfunction. This means that the body’s immune system thinks its own cells are invaders and thus mistakenly attacks, and subsequently damages, cells.
In Ms, one of the main elements of the nerve that is under attack is the myelin sheath. This is the covering that enfolds the core of a nerve fiber. It not only protects the nerve but also facilitates the transmission of nerve impulses. Myelin sheaths are found on the nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord. This damage prevents messaging between the brain and the body from flowing properly. Any symptom of multiple sclerosis is essentially caused by body/brain communication becoming slow, distorted, mixed up, overly weakened or overly intensified, or stopping altogether.
It is easy to see, then, why the repair of myelin sheaths is necessarily done on the cellular level. Because of stem cells’ plasticity, their abilities to address the relapses and symptoms associated with MS make them a natural and effective treatment. While certain symptoms may be managed to one extent or the other through conventional medication, treating multiple sclerosis with stem cells aims to go beyond the mere masking of symptoms and, instead, stop the cause of the relapses altogether.
How Stem Cell Treatment Of Multiple Sclerosis Is Done
NSI Stem Cell Centers’ treatment of multiple sclerosis is done through an FDA guidelines-compliant procedure. The patient’s own stem cells are the basis of this minimally invasive technique. The treatment needs only a small sample of a particular type of stem cell known as an adipose-derived stem cell. The body stores this cell in the fatty tissue just below the skin. Not only are adipose-derived stem cells easy to harvest, they’re among the most abundant and potent of the body’s stem cell types.
Stem cell therapy for multiple sclerosis is an out-patient procedure. NSI processes the stem cells in-house and completes the MS treatment within a few hours. Local anesthesia in the area where the sample is taken is all that is needed, and the patient can return home and to normal activities immediately following the procedure.
It is in the stem cells’ “nature” to seek out damage, regardless of whether the damage is due to disease or injury. Once properly prepared in NSI’s in-house lab the highly concentrated serum containing the stem cells is injected back into the patient, where the cells travel to the nerve areas that have been affected by MS.
As stated early, virtually any symptom of multiple sclerosis is caused directly or indirectly by nerve damage. So the repair and regeneration affected by stem cells spurs a cascade of relief for the patient that can include the following:
- Fatigue and overall lack of energy
- Tingling and numbness in extremities or other areas of the body
- Joint pain and discomfort
- Balance and mobility problems
- Vision problems
- Mental conditions such as depression or anxiety
- Mood swings
- Impairments in thinking, lapses in logic, and memory loss
- Impairment of understanding and reasoning
- Poor muscle coordination, muscle spasms, stiffness of joints, or wasting muscles
- Sexual dysfunction related to physical changes, hormonal imbalances, and nerve damage
- Impaired speech, such as slurring or stuttering
- Incontinence of the bladder and bowel
Treating multiple sclerosis with stem cells is exceptionally safe with a far lower-than-average risk of rejection. This is because NSI’s therapy for multiple sclerosis is done exclusively with the patient’s own stem cells. Treatment is very minimally invasive, so there is no need for overnight stays or heavy anesthesia.
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.
* Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary. As each patient’s problem is different, each treatment must be tailored around your specific needs.