How Stem Cell Therapy Is Revolutionizing Neurological Disease Treatment
Until about 50 years ago, it was believed that the regeneration of neurons was impossible. Because of this, every neurological disease was considered incurable. Regardless of the neurodegenerative condition in question -whether Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, or any other- the prognosis rarely offered hope. But this was before the development of regenerative medicine.
Now, advanced medical clinics in the U.S. have been making great headway in neurological disease treatments. Of particular note is NSI Stem Cell Centers in Florida, where the treatment of neurodegenerative conditions like those mentioned above has been happening for years.
Regenerative medicine includes therapies done with adult stem cells and platelet rich plasma. But, exactly how and why is regenerative medicine revolutionizing neurological disease treatment? Let’s take a closer look.
The Core Challenge of Neurological Disease
It wasn’t until the development of regenerative medicine that neurological disease could hope to be treated at all. “Neurological” gets its name from the root word “neuron.” A neuron is a cell dedicated to the transmission of nerve impulses. Neurons are also known as nerve cells. Any neurological disease or neurodegenerative condition involves the body’s brain, its central nervous system, or both. Clearly, until medical science had progressed to the point of regenerative medicine, the ability to effectively treat conditions that affected the brain and central nervous system was virtually impossible. But when researchers discovered that neurons could be regenerated, a new dawn of hope and remarkable medical progress arose.neurodegenerative condition involves the body’s brain, its central nervous system, or both. Clearly, until medical science had progressed to the point of regenerative medicine, the ability to effectively treat conditions that affected the brain and central nervous system was virtually impossible. But when researchers discovered that neurons could be regenerated, a new dawn of hope and remarkable medical progress arose.
This all began in the 1950’s when, first, it was shown that blood cells could renew themselves. From these beginnings, stem cell transplantation began to develop rapidly over the decades as discovery after discovery led to the realization that neurons, too, could be regenerated. Excitement in both medical research and practical medicine grew as the diverse potential of stem cell therapy expanded throughout specialty fields, including those focusing on neurological disease and neurodegenerative disorders.
How Stem Cells Relate to Neuron Regeneration
The ultimate goal in treating any neurological disease is to halt the progression of the condition and to augment the repair of existing damage. Doing these is what restores function to the brain and central nervous system. The microscopic, but mighty, stem cell is at the very heart of repair and regeneration.these is what restores function to the brain and central nervous system. The microscopic, but mighty, stem cell is at the very heart of repair and regeneration.
Stem cells circulate through the body throughout life. Stem cells are “proto cells,” little packets of potential that stand ready to become whatever type of cell is needed in rebuilding, repairing and regenerating, according to need. Whether in neurological disease, physical injury, degenerative conditions, or any other illness or disorder, stem cells are at the core of the restoration of muscles, bone, skin, organs and more.* Often they can reduce damage, whether physical or neurological.*
When used in regenerative medicine, these adult stem cells are coaxed into differentiating into whatever cell types are needed for stem cell-based therapies.* Once “boosted” in the medical lab, they’re injected back into the patient. Newly assigned stem cells then travel to areas in need of repair and regeneration, where they multiply. In the case of neurological disease and neurodegenerative conditions –like multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease- the stem cells repair and restore neurons and related tissues, thus dramatically reducing symptoms.* In some cases of neurological disease, reversal of the condition has been reported.*.* Once “boosted” in the medical lab, they’re injected back into the patient. Newly assigned stem cells then travel to areas in need of repair and regeneration, where they multiply. In the case of neurological disease and neurodegenerative conditions –like multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease- the stem cells repair and restore neurons and related tissues, thus dramatically reducing symptoms.* In some cases of neurological disease, reversal of the condition has been reported.*
How Stem Cells Can Be Used in Neurological Disease Treatment
Neurological disease is the result of a significant loss of neurons and/or glial cells in the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, or in the brain. Glial cells are cells that surround the neurons. They supply support for neurons, as well as provide insulation between them. As the most abundant cell type in the central nervous system, it’s critical that effective regenerative therapy includes the repair and regeneration of them as well as neurons. Below are two examples of ways that stem cell therapy addresses neurological disease and neurodegenerative conditions.neurodegenerative conditions.
- Spinal Cord Injury
Across the globe, traumatic spinal cord injury has always been one of the most challenging medical problems. The spinal cord is the primary “power cable” of the body, transferring motor and sensory information between brain and body. When traumatic spine injury occurs, this free flow of information between the brain and body is interrupted. Motor and sensory capabilities are affected, sometimes to the point of total paralysis. One of the primary ways that stem cell therapy focuses on spinal cord injury is in “splicing” where the spinal cord has been severed, reconnecting the nerve endings by bridging the area of injury.*.*
- Multiple Sclerosis
With multiple sclerosis, damage to the myelin sheath is involved. The myelin sheath provides insulation to nerve cells, including those in the brain and spinal cord. It allows quick transmission of electrical impulses along the nerves. When this sheathing is damaged or degenerates, MS symptoms flare. These flare ups can last from twenty-four hours to several months. One of the primary focuses of stem cell therapy in MS is the repair and regeneration of the nerves’ myelin sheaths.*.*
How a Particular Type of Stem Cell is Used in Neurological Disease Treatment
In the U.S., the most commonly used stem cells in clinics like NSI Stem Cell Centers are mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). These stem cells are found within our bodies throughout life. But they are found in particular abundance within the fatty tissue that lies just below the skin. This fat is called “adipose fat,” and the MSCs stored within it are especially potent. Not only are they exceptionally potent, they are easily harvested from a small sample of the patient’s fat stores. It is these adipose-derived stem cells that are at the heart of NSI’s neurological disease therapies.
Using FDA guidelines-compliant procedures in their stem cell therapies, NSI treats several types of neurological disease.
The Types of Neurological Disease Being Treated Today with Stem Cells
The list of neurological diseases that are treatable with MSCs continues to grow. To date, safe and effective stem cell therapies have been developed that include those for the following:*:*
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Spinal Cord Injury
Neurological Therapy at NSI Stem Cell Centers
NSI Stem Cell Centers in Florida use FDA guidelines-compliant procedures in their stem cell and platelet rich plasma therapies and treatments. NSI exclusively uses adipose stem cells harvested from the patient. These potent adult stem cells are generally taken from the fatty stores of the patient’s abdomen, thighs or buttocks. Because of their potency, a small sample is all that is needed for each treatment.the fatty stores of the patient’s abdomen, thighs or buttocks. Because of their potency, a small sample is all that is needed for each treatment.
Treatments and therapies for neurological disease and neurodegenerative conditions are done on an outpatient basis. They are completed within a few hours and require only a local anesthetic, applied where the sample is harvested.neurodegenerative conditions are done on an outpatient basis. They are completed within a few hours and require only a local anesthetic, applied where the sample is harvested.
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.