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Multiple Sclerosis and Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cell Injections

Multiple sclerosis is one of the most debilitating diseases to affect all ages of the population. This disease is an inflammatory disease that damages the insulating cover (myelin) of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. This damage creates a disruption in the ability of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a myriad of signs and symptoms. Multiple sclerosis takes on several forms with the most common being the progressive form and the relapsing form. Although symptoms go away between attacks, permanent neurological damage occurs and will get worse as the disease progresses.

Stem Cell Injections for Multiple SclerosisThe Sign, Symptoms, and Causes of Multiple Sclerosis

Patients with multiple sclerosis will show neurological signs and symptoms associated with visual, motor, autonomic, and sensory problems. The symptoms are dependent upon where the lesions are located within the nervous system. The underlying mechanism of multiple sclerosis is caused by one of two things: the destruction of the immune system or a failure in the insulating nerve cell covers in the brain or spinal cord.

Once the myelin is destroyed, there is another failure in the myelin-producing cells to repair the damage. The condition starts out in 85 percent of cases as a clinically isolated incident that may worsen into a few days or months. This is followed by a sudden improvement, then gradually worsens again with no improvement. There are triggers that can cause a relapse such as viral infections (cold and flu) and stress. Pregnancy causes a decrease in relapses, although the first few months after delivery cause an increased risk.

Multiple Sclerosis and Stem Cells during Pregnancy

It is an interesting fact that the risk of multiple sclerosis relapses become diminished during pregnancy. Common sense would tell you that the stress of pregnancy should increase the risk of relapse, although it actually decreases it. The reason could be stem cells. The fetus detects that the mother has damage to the myelin of the nerve cells and sends out stem cells to help in healing or repairing of the damage. This would not permanently heal the damage but would result in the marked decrease seen in studies of pregnant women also suffering from multiple sclerosis.

The stem cells doing the repair while pregnant are amniotic derived stem cells. Therapy is only in its infancy for patients suffering multiple sclerosis and amniotic stem cell treatment. However, there are several clinical trials ongoing using bone marrow-derived stem cell therapy. One of the most challenging aspects of multiple sclerosis is the fact that once the disease has been diagnosed, the damage has already been done. This has prevented scientists from understanding the origin of the disease.

Therapy with bone marrow-derived stem cells gives scientists a unique opportunity to create cells needed for therapy and also to screen potential drugs for damaged cells. Using bone marrow-derived stem cells will allow scientists and researchers to develop these sick cells over and over until they fully understand the mechanism causing the cell damage. With bone marrow-derived stem cells, scientists can continuously grow a culture of cells that produce a limitless quantity of degenerating cells from which they study. These cells can also be used to engineer new cells that do not have the degenerative gene and use this to treat the already damaged cells. With this type of treatment, the possibilities are endless.

Stem Cell Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arthritis

Stem cell therapy is being used to treat a wide range of diseases and conditions. Rheumatoid arthritis, which is painful and debilitating, is an inflammatory condition that is induced when the body’s enzymes attack healthy tissue. In what is an autoimmune response, the enzymes work to break down the synovial membrane. This membrane is responsible for protecting and lubricating joints. When this occurs an individual will experience pain, swelling, and reduced mobility. The condition can be crippling, and, if left untreated, it may become chronic as joint degeneration sets in.

Some Facts About Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis and its various symptoms are not reserved for the elderly. This condition can affect anyone at any age. It is rapidly developing, striking quickly, and, over the course of just a few months, it can become full blown. This form of arthritis symmetrically affects both small and large joints while also causing an overall feeling of fatigue in the affected individual.

Traditional Treatments

Traditional treatments for rheumatoid arthritis include over the counter and prescription pain medications and cortisone shots. The shots are administered to each joint individually. Other medications may also be used. There are various possible side effects associated with each aspect of this type of therapy.

The most radical treatment for rheumatoid arthritis involves joint replacement, which is highly invasive and involves a range of possible complications, such as stroke and heart attack. Joint replacement calls for an extensive recuperation period and complicating factors include the creation of wear particles, which are composed of tiny pieces of the materials that are part of the artificial joint. These break off through normal use of the new joint. They stay in the body and can result in bone loss, which reduces the effective life of the artificial joint.

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem Cell InjectionThe use of stem cell therapy in cases involving rheumatoid arthritis has shown promising results. Stem cells, which are derived from the patient’s bone marrow and are combined with growth factors found in their plasma, offer a natural type of treatment. The extraction of the cells and plasma can be done quickly and painlessly with little to no risk to the patient. Once the specific elements needed, the stem cells and plasma, are separated from the extracted fluids, they are combined. Once they are mixed together, they may be injected into the problem area.

Stem cells have been shown to aid in the growth of healthy cartilage, accelerate the body’s natural healing process, and help reduce inflammation. This treatment, which has been used for more than a decade, is less invasive, involves fewer side effects, and is considered to be overall safer than other medical methods, including joint replacement.

Additional Treatments

As the conditions related to rheumatoid arthritis begin to subside, patients may begin to exercise in order to strengthen muscles and encourage joint lubrication. A common form of exercise for these patients is swimming due to the fact that it is low- impact, allows for extended movement, and can be effective in stimulating healing blood flow.

Finding Relief

If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, you may find relief through stem cell therapy. Such treatment is designed to allow a patient to heal naturally, as it eschews the use of drugs. The focus is on improving and/or eliminating the arthritis and the associated effects, which include swelling, pain, and fatigue. With improvement, patients experience greater mobility and can begin to enjoy a quality of life that is much improved.

Stem Cell and PRP Therapy for Heel Pain from Plantar Fasciitis

Heel pain from plantar fasciitis affects millions of Americans. Current, traditional treatment options include NSAIDS, night splints, cortisone injections, stretching and orthotics. All too often the heel pain becomes chronic and patients end up deciding on potentially risky surgery. Even if no complications occur, the outcome is pretty much a roll of the dice.

But all is not lost. Research is now showing that PRP and Amniotic stem cell therapy works very well for chronic heel pain from plantar fasciitis. In this video, R3 Stem Cell CEO explains the evidence available. Call us today for top treatment at (844) GET-STEM!

 

Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy is for Real

I realize there are plenty of critics who write negatively about amniotic fluid treatment in regenerative medicine. Rather than writing a LONG blog post about why amniotic stem cell therapy is for real, here are some bullet points. Please watch the video below and you will understand why the treatment is the real deal.

  1. When processed properly, amniotic fluid DOES have viable stem cells. There are plenty of companies that radiate their product during processing, but the FDA does not require that. The video explains this nicely.
  2. You have to keep in mind those who consistently speak negatively about amniotic are promoting a competing product. So when you put it in perspective you can understand why they would want to find something negative. Amniotic stem cell treatment does not require harvesting, the treatment is fast, results have been fantastic and no rejection occurs.
  3. Naysayers harp on the fact that amniotic fluid is not FDA approved. The funny thing is it cannot be FDA approved because it is regulated as a biologic. It cannot be FDA denied either.

The bottom line is amniotic fluid in regenerative medicine has shown amazing outcomes. Another thing you will notice is you don’t need sedation for a harvesting, and the treatments are less expensive predominantly as a result. Watch the video below, then call (844) GET-STEM for treatment!

 

Stem Cell Therapy for Shoulder Conditions

While there is not a ton of research on stem cell therapy for shoulder pain, some studies have been published. This includes stem cell therapy for rotator cuff tears, tendonitis, SLAP lesion, shoulder arthritis, cartilage defects and more. In this video, R3 Stem Cell CEO Dr. David Greene explains outcomes that have been shown in the research. If you or a loved one needs stem cell therapy for shoulder pain conditions, call (844) GET-STEM today!

 

Stem Cell Therapy for Degenerative Disc Disease Back Pain

Stem cell therapy for degenerative disc disease is available and works according to recent research studies. In this video, R3 Stem Cell CEO David Greene MD explains the current research results. If you or a loved one is experiencing chronic back pain due to degenerative disc disease, call R3 Stem Cell today!

Stem Cell Therapy for Avascular Necrosis

Avascular necrosis of the hip or knee often leads to chronic, debilitating pain. To date there have not been enough nonoperative treatment options that provide effective relief. Stem cell therapy is proving to be a viable option. In this video, R3 Stem Cell CEO David Greene MD goes through the research on the topic. Call us for treatment today!

 

Stem Cell Therapy for Wound Healing

Nonhealing wounds due to venous leg ulcers or diabetic neuropathy can lead to systemic infection or osteomyelitis, which can result in the need for amputation. Fortunately, treatment with amniotic membrane has been shown to work significantly better than traditional treatments. While the membrane itself has no stem cells in it, there are significant amounts of growth factors. A lot of wound physicians will inject amniotic fluid around the sides of the wound as well to assist with wound closure too!

 


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