About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata) is a disease in which the fatty myelin sheaths around the axons of the brain and spinal cord are damaged, leading to demyelination and scarring as well as a broad spectrum of signs and symptoms. MS affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other.
Nerve cells communicate by sending electrical signals called action potentials down long fibers called axons, which are wrapped in an insulating substance called myelin. In MS, the body’s own immune system attacks and damages the myelin. When myelin is lost, the axons can no longer effectively conduct signals.
The name multiple sclerosis refers to scars (scleroses—better known as plaques or lesions) in the white matter of the brain and spinal cord, which is mainly composed of myelin. Although much is known about the mechanisms involved in the disease process, the cause remains unknown. Almost any neurological symptom can appear with the disease, and often progresses to physical and cognitive disability. With new symptoms occurring either in discrete attacks (relapsing forms) or slowly accumulating over time (progressive forms). Between attacks, symptoms may go away completely, but permanent neurological problems often occur, especially as the disease advances.
Stem cells are a special type of cell that has not yet dedicated itself toward a particular type of tissue. Most cells in the body are specific and local to a certain body part. For example, skin cells always make new skin cells, and brain cells always make new brain cells. Stem cells are not limited in this way. Instead, these new cells will take on the form of the tissue that surrounds them.
Because of this property, stem cells can be effectively used to aid in the repair and regeneration of damaged tissues. This is at the heart of stem cell therapy and is why these treatments can be so effective for patients suffering from MS by giving worn-down tissue the proper tools to repair itself, the body can regenerate naturally.
Stem cell therapy has been shown to have beneficial effects in patients whose tissues or organs have weakened or shown signs of fatigue. The weakness and degeneration of these systems can be counteracted or reversed through this treatment. In effect, stem cells invigorate the other tissue and boost the body’s organic functions.
Our MS Stem Cell Treatment differs from standard methods by attacking the root cause inside the brain. Stem Cell Therapy is focused on affecting physical changes in the brain that can improve a patient’s quality of life.
Most MS patients can be helped with Mesenchymal Stem Cell from Umbilical Cord or Adipose tissue.
An excellent Stem Cell Therapy alternative for patients with Multiple Sclerosis is Allogeneic Differentiated Neural Stem Cells.
What is a Neural Stem Cell?
Neural stem cells (NSCs) have the potential to give rise to offspring cells that grow and differentiate into healthy neurons and Glial cells.
At Renovation Advanced Therapy Center, advanced procedures are performed under strict guidelines of safety and professionalism.
MS patients can be treated by intravenous administration or other techniques.
Typically this is an outpatient procedure. however, patients may stay for 2 or 3 nights in our facilities.