NFL, Football, Concussions, And Stem Cells


How Stem Cells are Changing the NFL Football Concussion Outlook

stem cellsWhere once so little could be done for athletes who had suffered sports and football concussion repeatedly, today’s groundbreaking treatments using stem cells are changing this important field of medicine. * Advanced clinics in regenerative medicine, like NSI Stem Cell Centers in Florida, are now at the vanguard as stem cell therapy for concussions and traumatic brain injury goes beyond professional sports medicine into general medical practice. *

While still a new concept to many in the public, in reality, stem cells have been playing a significant role in an impressive list of ailments, injuries and chronic conditions for many years now. Available to the public are safe, effective therapies using stem cells that treat or significantly relieve the symptoms of ailments like back pain, injuries like those to the elbow, hips and other joints, and chronic conditions like congestive heart failure.* Traumatic brain injuries sustained from impacts like repeated football concussion are among those that are responding with great promise to stem cells.*

Why Football Concussion Sufferers Trust Stem Cells

Matt Wilhelm, a Super Bowl XLV champion has said, “Using things that come out of my body to regenerate things and help me feel better, it’s absolutely a no brainer.”

Mr. Wilhelm has undergone treatment with stem cells to counteract the effects of football concussion he suffered repeatedly during his career. Such effects are now classified as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE, a chronic condition discovered and named by Dr. Bennet Omalu.

The stem cells used in treating the effects of football concussion, as well as repeated concussions suffered in other sports, are known as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs).* In treatments using MSCs, the patient’s own fat stores are used for harvesting. For example, NSI Stem Cell Centers’ FDA guidelines-compliant procedure extracts a small fat sample from the patient’s thigh, abdomen, buttock or hip. The fat stores that lie just beneath the skin hold an abundance of a particularly potent type of MSCs known as adipose-derived stem cells.

The procedure is done on an outpatient basis, is only minimally invasive, done in a matter of a few hours, and requires no recovery time. A local anesthetic at the area where the stem cells are harvested is the only anesthesia needed. Since the stem cells are the patient’s own, there is no risk of rejection.

Once the stem cells are concentrated into a potent serum, they are re-introduced into the patient. The function of any stem cell is to repair, restore or replace damaged done to the body by becoming the type of cell needed in this process. So as the MSCs travel through the body, they migrate to the areas in need of healing and regeneration, as with the case of damage done by football concussion. The healing process is done with very minimal pain and no or very low side effects.

Findings of clinical studies have confirmed the results of practical application in treating the effects of repeated football concussion, as well as many other illnesses and disorders, like those seen in U.S. medical clinics like NSI.* At the Ohio Stem Cell Treatment Center of Cleveland, an arm of the National Cell Surgical Network, trials have shown an approximate improvement range in the 90 percentile for patients.*

Stem Cells are Used in Treatments Besides Football Concussion

In addition to treating the effects of sports and football concussion, treatments using stem cells for chronic conditions like Multiple Sclerosis have rendered remarkable results.* As reported by the online magazine SciPol, sponsored by the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, MS sufferer Kym Sellers, an Ohio radio and TV personality, underwent Multiple Sclerosis stem cell therapy.* According to Dr. Mark Foglietti, who oversaw her treatment, the progression of Ms. Sellers’ MS has stopped.*

But stem cells are proving to be highly effective and safe for other conditions as well.* In the case of former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Joe Jurevicius, Mr. Jurevicius reported that his severely injured knees went from a “4” to a “9” in pain and mobility improvement.*

Yet the positive results of stem cells in Mr. Jurevicius’ knee treatments were not the sole focus of his therapy. Dr. Foglietti notes that there is a far larger goal: the improvement and reparation of the football star’s central nervous system as prevention against the future risk of developing CTE, which repeated football concussion over the course of an athlete’s profession can cause.

Learn More About Treatments Using Stem Cells

The development of safe and effective treatments using adipose-derived stem cells has changed the face of modern medicine. It continues to do so as this exciting advance in medical technology opens up more and more treatments in an ever-growing array of illnesses, injuries and chronic conditions.*

To learn more about how stem cells can treat the effects of football concussion and other chronic injuries, contact NSI Stem Cell Centers at (877) 278-3623. You can also get more information by downloading our FREE brochure, and by watching our patients’ video success stories at our YouTube channel.

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.