How Stem Cell Therapy is Being Used in Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has always been taken seriously when associated with a violent accident like a car collision. But it wasn’t until Dr. Bennet Omalu discovered and named the chronic condition now known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) that the long term affects of repeated concussive head trauma became widely known. Likewise, treatment for TBI and CTE were exceptionally limited prior to the advancements made in regenerative medicine techniques like stem cell therapy.*
Until recently, stem cell therapy for brain injury was something mostly known only to exceptional brain injury specialists and in the professional sports fields. But advanced medical clinics, like NSI Stem Cell Centers in Florida, have made FDA guideline-compliant stem cell therapy for brain injury a reality for the general public.* This means that the same safe, effective therapeutic base that is being used in therapies for spinal cord injury and an array of neurological conditions is being applied to combat the effects of severe head trauma.*
The Many Faces of Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury can occur through a single, violent action or through a series of head trauma events over a period of time. When brain injury happens due to a single event, such as a car accident, many symptoms can become evident within a short amount of time. Among these are:
- Cognitive Difficulties, such as: amnesia; difficulty in speaking or understanding; mental confusion; struggling concentrate; the inability to understand; difficulty in creating new memories; a failure in recognizing what should be familiar.
- Behavioral Abnormalities, such as: a tendency toward atypical laughing or crying; aggressive behavior; acting on impulse without thinking things through; irritableness; an inability to practice restraint; involuntary repetition of words or actions.
- Full Body Abnormalities, such as: chronic loss of balance; blacking out; vertigo; frequent faints; severe fatigue.
- Mood Disorders, such as: the inability to control anger; frequent anxiety; chronic apathy; a deep sense of loneliness.
However, when it comes to brain injury due to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, in which the brain endures repeated concussive events over a period of time, the most serious of the symptoms may not show up for years. Even decades.
Symptoms of CTE often mimic that of other traumatic brain injuries and, like concussions, the immediate symptoms may fade within a few weeks or months. But the most profound effects of CTE often don’t present themselves until years after the repeated head trauma has stopped. Of these symptoms, some of the most evident are:
- The inability to think clearly
- Loss of short-term memory
- A struggle to plan and carry out tasks
- Sever mood swings
- Aggressive behavior
- Difficulty in speaking
- Impairments in motor functions
- Vision problems
- Problems with the sense of smell
- Drug abuse
- Suicidal tendencies or thoughts
- Early Onset Dementia
Why Pro Athletes Pioneered the Use of Stem Cell Therapy
Those who make a living as an athlete give their all to the game. In the fields of particularly grueling sports, like football or soccer, these professionals –whether men or women-endure what are often extreme musculoskeletal and neurological damage, such as brain injury. It is this dedication to their sport and their team mates that is one of the hallmarks of their profession. It drives them to get back in the game at the very soonest possible opportunity.
With the development of practical regenerative medicine methods like stem cell therapy, the ability to treat sports injuries speedily with safety and effectiveness has dramatically improved.* From joint and back injuries to musculature damage, sports pros have been taking advantage of the developments continually coming from stem cell therapies for many years now.* One such example is football quarterback Payton Manning, who developed a herniation in a disc in his neck, due to a series of hits he took during play. Undergoing one surgery after another, neither the surgeries nor rehabilitation were enough to get him back into playing form; even after sitting out a full season.*
But when Manning underwent stem cell therapy for his injured neck, his ability to throw improved dramatically.* Payton Manning went on to add to his impressive career, including his Super Bowl 50 victory. It’s no surprise, then, that stem cell therapy as a viable treatment for traumatic brain injury has been capturing the attention of both the pro sports world and everyday Americans.*
Why Stem Cell Therapy for Brain Injury Shows Promise
Brain injury can be described as damage to the brain, regardless of why or when it has occurred. Severe head trauma can result in significant disability. It has been known to trigger a number of different cognitive disorders both immediate and delayed, including Parkinson’s Disease and CTE. But a brain injury can also be the result of damage that is vascular by nature, such as stroke.
Traumatic brain injury can occur from violent head trauma, with severe disability following immediately, or the TBI can cause the delayed, long-term effects of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
Stem cell therapy is causing excitement in the medical community because of its potential to treat TBI regardless of its origins or, in some cases, how long the damage has been in place.* All areas of the brain and spinal cord have a range of specialized cells. Since stem cells are “packets of potential,” capable of becoming whatever type of cell needed for repair, regeneration or replacement, stem cells’ role in treating brain injury is potentially profound.*
Using stem cells, regenerative medicine practices like those use at NSI Stem Cell Centers in Florida targets the damage done in brain injury in order to repair or relieve the symptoms of TBI*. Among these are:*
- Memory loss
How Stem Cell Therapy Aims to Reverse Brain Injury Damage
Stem cell therapy for brain injury like TBI targets the different types of cells that have sustained damage.* By both becoming and stimulating the production of new neural, glial, vascular and endothelial cells, as well as others, the aim is to have stem cells restore the intricate purposes of each brain region that has been damaged.*
NSI Stem Cell Centers exclusively use adipose-derived stem cells in all stem cell therapies. Adipose-derived stem cells are a particularly potent type of stem cell that is found in abundance in the body’s fat stores that lie just below the skin. With a small sample, using only local anesthesia, the procedure is FDA guidelines-compliant, minimally invasive and done on an outpatient basis.
To learn more about how regenerative medical techniques like stem cell therapy are treating an ever-growing list of illnesses, injuries and chronic conditions safely and effectively, contact NSI Stem Cell Centers at (877) 278-3623.
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.