Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a degenerative disease in which the central nervous system (CNS) is attacked by one’s own immune system. Neurons in the brain are lined with a fatty, protective tissue called the myelin sheath that surrounds each nerve fiber. These protective tissues are attacked by an abnormal immune response causing inflammation and exposure of nerve fibers. This exposure causes a disoriented signal flow between nerve cells and the brain resulting in loss of motor skills, coordination, and cognitive abilities.
Multiple Sclerosis can be a challenging condition to manage since the progression and severity of symptoms affect each patient uniquely. Some symptoms of MS can include abnormal sensations in extremities, decreased tactility in hands, fatigue, loss of balance, and muscle aches. Individuals with more severe symptoms may experience bladder problems, difficulty walking, dizziness, muscle spasms and loss of vision. The array of symptoms associated with MS generally appears in episodic periods of worsening, also referred to as flare-ups, and can cause progressive deterioration of neurological functions. An example of this neurological damage can be seen in what patients consider as brain fog, moments of confusion or an inability to concentrate on specified tasks.
How is MS Treated Today?
MS research has resulted in two treatment methods; the first method is preventing the abnormal response of one’s immune system. The second method is replenishing the myelin sheath cells protecting the nerve fibers. Medications designed today follow the first method in delaying the abnormal immune response. Traditionally, there was a lack of treatment options for the second method. However, with new research and breakthrough technology, physicians of regenerative medicine have produced a treatment to potentially replace the cells damaged by this condition. Adult stem cell therapy is a regenerative medicine therapy designed to potentially repair and replace diseased tissue in the body.
Stem Cell Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis
Stemedix uses adipose (fat) or umbilical cord-derived stem cells as methods of therapy for you in your journey to wellness. These regenerative therapies help the body’s natural healing process work faster and more effectively. Stem cells by nature target areas of the body following inflammatory signals (where treatment is most needed) and begin the necessary repair. This advancement in using stem cell therapy assists the body to regenerate missing or diseased tissue that would not ordinarily be regrown. Past treatments have shown that stem cells not only have the potential to regenerate lost or damaged myelin sheath tissues but also have the ability to modulate the immune system, temporarily disabling the abnormal attack. Stem cell therapy may also be paired with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) as an enhancement for increasing positive outcome potential.
Stem cell treatment for Multiple Sclerosis provides an advanced alternative treatment that may help manage this condition when some other options have not provided optimal outcomes. Potential improvements from stem cell therapy may be seen in the following areas:
- Reduction or elimination of muscle pains and spasms
- Reduction or elimination of numbness and tingling sensations
- Improved concentration
- Improved coordination
- Increased energy
- Slight improvements in vision loss
- Improved balance and movement
- Reduction or elimination of headaches
- Improved tactility (sense of touch)
- Improved bladder function
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While there is currently no cure for multiple sclerosis, our physicians use adult stem cell therapy to provide an alternative for those who don’t respond to typical drug treatment or when traditional procedures have shown less than optimal outcomes. Adult stem cell therapy can assist in the reversal of challenging symptoms and damage associated with MS.
Contact us today and let one of our Care Coordinators provide you with information and treatment options.