Neurological disorders are becoming an increasing health concern for people of all ages across the world. There was a time when we heard of only the aged suffering from Parkinson’s, ALS, multiple sclerosis, stroke, etc. Today, most of us have young people among our acquaintances who may be suffering from one of these conditions.
This is not to say that neurological diseases are becoming more widespread. Instead, it talks of how much we’ve advanced in our medical and scientific research. Timely diagnosis can only mean you can start your treatment that much sooner. Early intervention for neurological disorders have innumerable benefits.
But where we all talk about medication and traditional treatment approaches, we also need to keep in mind regenerative medicine like stem cell therapy. Over the years, stem cell therapy has shown incredible success in elevating the standard of living of patients with neurological disorders.
Through this blog, let’s understand how stem cell therapy at Plexus Neuro and Stem Cell Research Centre is paving the way for
- Improved nerve protection and damage prevention
- Immunomodulation and lessening inflammation
- Better symptoms management
- Faster injury reversal
About stem cells and stem cell therapy
Stem cells are undifferentiated progenitor cells that are procured from one part of the body and can transform and/or multiply into specialized cells.
Stem cell therapy helps in repairing or restoring function of diseased, dysfunctional, and/or injured tissue by injecting stem cells (or their derivatives). It modulates the body’s immune system and helps in reducing inflammation. Neuroprotection is one of the primary objectives of regenerative treatments like stem cell therapy. Injected stem cells can also provide immunomodulation, secrete growth factors, and also produce supporting cells that can protect damaged motor neurons from further damage and degeneration.
The two types of stem cell therapy include:
Autologous therapy : the patient is treated with cells procured from their own bone marrow, blood, or fat tissue
Allogeneic therapy : the patient is treated with cells from external donors
Types of stem cell transplantation procedures
Stem cells can be administered in the following ways:
- Inject into problem areas like hips, hands, knees, etc
- Intrathecal (directly into the spinal canal)
Understanding neurological disorders
Neurological disorders are those that affect the brain, and the nerves in the spinal cord and throughout the human body. These abnormalities in the central nervous system can be structural, electrical, or biochemical.
Symptoms of neurological disorders include –
- Muscle weakness
- Loss sensation
- Coordination issues
- Cognitive impairment
- Pain and others
The exact cause of most neurological disorders is difficult to ascertain. Research has indicated genetics, exposure to toxins, lifestyle choices, certain medication, health problems (malnutrition, brain injury, spinal cord injury), etc. may impact the central nervous system and lead to neurological disorders.
There are also several neurological disorders/disabilities that are congenital, meaning they appear before birth. Some of these disorders may be diagnosed at birth, while some have symptoms that manifest within the first two years of life.
While most neurological disorders do not have a permanent cure, their symptoms can definitely be managed. This not only improves the patient’s quality of life but gives them a sense of hope, purpose, and dignity.
What is the most effective way of treating neurological disorders and managing their symptoms?
Stem cell therapy!
How do stem cells help in the treatment of neurological disorders?
At Plexus Neuro and Stem Cell Research Centre, we use autologous mesenchymal stem cells derived from the patient’s body to treat a range of neurological disorders.
Mesenchymal adult stem cells (MSCs) are adult stem cells with anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, self-renewal, cell-division, signaling, and differentiation properties. They can divide and develop into many specialized cell types in specific organs and/or tissues, and are considered to be ideal for organ transplantation procedures.
Apart from being a risk-free and non-surgical procedure, stem cell therapy has shown incredible promise in –
- Managing symptoms
- Improving quality of life
- Enhancing everyday functionality
- Preventing further nerve damage
- Reducing inflammation and improving immune function
- Fostering brain development
- Speedy post-procedure recovery
Neurological disorders that can benefit from stem cell therapy
Stem cell therapy for stroke involves injecting stem cells into distant arteries or veins. These cells then travel to the site of the stroke in the brain and begin the process of repair and regeneration of tissue function. Patients have reported a remarkable improvement in body functions and quality of life post receiving stem cell therapy.
Stem cell therapy for spinocerebellar ataxia involves the use of adult stem cells thatreplace the damaged neurons and significantly slow down the rate of degeneration.
Stem cells are injected back into the patient’s body . These injected cells have the potential to develop into dopamine-secreting neurons thereby reducing the progression of Parkinson’s and giving the individual a fighting chance to not let the disease get the better of them.
Through stem cell therapy, there can be a significant reduction in inflammation, and the body’s immune system can also be regulated better.
Stem cells are injected into the spinal canal to protect and regenerate the damaged spinal cord.
Injected stem cells slow down the rate of neurodegeneration and also have the capacity to self-renew, regenerate cells, and repair damaged tissue.
Injected stem cells develop into nerve cells that can rebuild connections with other cells.
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Founded by Dr Na’eem Sadiq, India’s no. 1 stem cell specialist, Plexus Neuro and Stem Cell Research Centre is India’s first and only ISO-certified rehabilitation centre.
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Can stem cells regrow nerves?
Recent studies show stem cells have the potential to regenerate/repair lost/damaged neurons. This in turn can help restore nerve function.
What is the best stem cell therapy for nerve damage?
Mesenchymal cells’ ability to differentiate into different types of cells (including neurons), secrete growth factors that stimulate nerve regeneration and growth make them the no. 1 choice for stem cell therapy for nerve damage.
Do stem cells work on the brain?
Yes, neural stem cells can travel to the site of injury in the brain and help in the restoration of function.
Can stem cells improve brain function?
Yes, stem cells have shown incredible promise in restoring brain function, boosting cognition, improving memory, etc.
How fast does stem cell therapy work?
Stem cell therapy is not just a day’s work. It is a gradual process and its results may be seen over a period of weeks, usually 4 to 6 weeks.