What Is Neurological Stem Cell Therapy?
It’s easy to think that neurological stem cell therapy is a single procedure that addresses every kind of neurological disorder. But the term “neurological disorder” is one that encompasses many different types of diseases and conditions that can affect the brain, spine, and the nerves that connect them.
Among the many that can be classified as a neurological disorder are:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Traumatic Brain Injury
So, as you can see, any neurological stem cell therapy must be tailored to each unique neurological disorder as well as the individual patient.
What is a Neurological Disorder?
A neurological disorder is not necessarily restricted only to the brain. A neurological disorder can affect any part of the body’s nervous system. These can include the basic physical structure, biochemistry, or electrical functioning of the brain, the spinal cord, any nerves related to them, or any of the types of cells in the nervous system. The symptoms of a neurological disorder can run the gamut including paralysis, muscular problems, difficulty with coordination, losing physical sensations, experiencing seizures, confusion, pain, or shifts in one’s sense of consciousness.
Every region of the brain and spinal cord has its own specialty cells of the nervous system.
Neurological stem cell therapy at the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) in Florida focuses on isolating and expanding the patient’s own adult neural stem cells from each region that is to be addressed.
This is done by harvesting a sample of the patient’s own bone marrow that is found just below the skin. With this advanced technique, NSI can relieve the symptoms of a diverse variety of neurological diseases, such as autism and multiple sclerosis.
How A Neurological Disorder, Illness, or Disease Affects The Nervous System
The body’s nervous system is an intricate network designed to regulate and coordinate our fundamental body functions and activities. It is, by and large, a dual system made up of the central nervous system (CNS), which consists of the brain and spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system (PNS) that consists of all the rest of the body’s neural elements. Together, these contain all the cells of the nervous system. The CNS can be thought of as the body’s central processing unit, while the PNS circulates sensory info back and forth from all areas and parts of the body to the brain and back again.
When this network is interrupted by a disease or illness, the symptoms of a neurological disorder or illness result. Every type of neurological stem cell therapy at NSI is carefully formulated to work safely and effectively for each individual patient.
What Can Cause a Neurological Disorder?
Many events, diseases, and injuries can result in a neurological disorder. A congenital disorder, various types of cancer, and degenerative disease can all affect millions of people at any age.
A congenital disorder is one that is present from birth. It happens when the brain or spinal cord doesn’t form properly during the developmental stage. A cancer that affects the nervous system results in an unchecked spread of aberrant cells. A degenerative disease occurs due to a loss of function in cells of the nervous system.
NSI patients have benefited greatly from stem cell therapy that targets various types of degenerative disease, traumatic injury, and other kinds of neurological conditions.
Since the advent of advanced techniques such as bone marrow-derived stem cell procedures, NSI’s proprietary methods have continued to expand the types of neurological disorder that can be addressed through neural stem cell therapy.
Stem cell therapy is able to address a neurological disorder because lost neural cells are replaced through the growth of new ones. Lost function and many other symptoms of neurological damage are targeted. Of course, science never sleeps, and there is great optimism that neurological stem cell therapy will continue to address an ever-growing list of neurological disorder concerns and diseases affecting all types of cells in the nervous system.
Understanding the Nervous System
The nervous system is considered an organ, and a particularly complex one at that considering all the types of cells in the nervous system. It’s comprised of nerve and glial cells that surround and support neurons. A neuron is a specialized cell that sends signals along the pathways of both the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. A number of functions, including thought processes and body movement, depend on a healthy nervous system.
For example, the glial cell known as the oligodendrocyte is important in speeding up the signals that travel long distances, such as through the spinal cord. When the body suffers a significant loss of these cell types, a neurological disorder can develop that affects brain function.
Extensive research that reaches back for many decades has resulted in stem cell therapy developments that can be applied to many a neurological disorder.
Well over 30 years ago, a study revealed that fresh neurons in the adult brain arise from cells that appeared to be the remnants of stem cells that existed during fetal brain development. Today, we know that stem cells remain with us our whole lives and that the body stores them in particular areas, such as bone marrow or the fatty layer of tissue that lies just below the skin.
Early medical research could only focus on damage control once the injury or disease had occurred. But since the development of bone marrow-derived stem cell therapy, procedures have given rise to the growth of new neurons that can improve brain function.
To say that these findings changed how medical science looked at the way a neurological disorder could be considered an understatement. Excitement sent shock waves through many medical disciplines, and development of a wide array of stem cell therapies grew exponentially.
When applied to the neurological disorder fields of medicine, stem cell therapy can be used to regenerate fresh, healthy neurons to assist brain function. As the stem cells stimulate fresh tissue growth and repair damage, improvements in symptoms related to neurological conditions like Parkinson’s Disease and MS, or to physical injuries to the brain or spinal cord, can be relieved naturally at the cellular level.
How Neurological Stem Cell Therapy Works
All adult stem cells have the ability to be changed into virtually any type of cell the body needs. Our bone marrow-derived stem cell therapies for neurological conditions are an innovative therapy practiced in the United States that is safe and effective.*
Additionally, these highly regenerative adult stem cells are found in particular abundance in bone marrow, making harvesting not only easier but the sample size much smaller than when harvesting from other areas.
Neurological stem cell therapy “assigns” fledgling adult stem cells the task of becoming the exact types of cells needed for the re-growth and renewal of missing, malfunctioning, or injured tissue, bone, blood elements, or neural cells. Once processed and re-injected into the patient, the newly assigned adult stem cells always remain the specific type they have become.
In the case of a neurological disorder, disease, or injury, the two major aims of neurological stem cell replacement therapy are:
- To aid in the regeneration and repair of neural circuitry
- Excrete protective factors that safeguard cells already working at a healthy level
Another important aim of neurological stem cell replacement therapy is to hinder or – if and whenever possible- altogether stop the deterioration of cellular matter that a neurological disorder, disease, or injury may cause.
NSI’s stem cell therapy for a neurological disorder is minimally invasive, done on an outpatient basis, and is complete in a matter of a few hours. Since the harvesting procedure needs no more than a relatively small sample from the patient’s thigh, buttock, or belly area, the only anesthesia needed is a local one at the area of harvest. There is no overnight hospital stay required. Most patients go about their regular activities after leaving the clinic.
If any post-procedure pain medication is needed at all, an over-the-counter medication such as Tylenol or a generic equivalent is usually sufficient. Be sure to follow the advice of your physician before taking any pain medication following your stem cell therapy.
Where To Find Neurological Stem Cell Therapy
Pre-clinical research and trials all over the United States have demonstrated how neurological stem cell replacement therapy can create cell integration and promote growth factors and synaptic rejuvenation. With over 600 neurological disorders and conditions known to medicine, the types of neurological stem cell therapy already in practice at NSI Stem Cell Centers in Florida are opening the gates for a better quality of life for many who have been living with these neurological diseases, disorders, and injuries.
Our bone marrow-derived stem cell therapies for neurological conditions are an innovative therapy practiced in the United States that is safe and effective.*The stem cells come only from the body of the particular patient; we never use cells from any other source including embryonic stem cells. Depending on what type of injury, ailment, or chronic condition is being treated, platelet rich plasma therapy may be used to augment the stem cell therapy.
Here at NSI, we are always happy to help you with any questions about your neurological disorder and how our stem cell therapy procedures may apply. We also have a FREE brochure to help you learn more about us. Call (877) 278-3623 or click on our contact page to schedule your consultation. We look forward to hearing how we can help.
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* Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary. As each patient’s problem is different, each therapy option must be tailored around your specific needs.