Adult Stem Cells can be Powerful in Healing the Injured Brain
Bone marrow stromal cells selectively target damaged tissue, promote neurological functional recovery and remodel brain architecture.
-Stroke Recovery with Cellular Therapies, (Humana Press, New Jersey, 2008) Edited by Sean I. Savitz, MD, Daniel M. Rosenbaum, MD
Adult stem cells can be very useful in improving the overall condition of children and adults with brain damage. The extent of improvement depends on the pre-existing degree of damage. If the damage is light to moderate, there is greater opportunity for recovery of mental and physical functions. If the damage is very extensive and there are profound mental and physical disabilities, an infusion of the person’s own stem cells still may prove helpful, but recovery of functions may not be as great as when the damage is more limited.
In severe cases, it is important to discuss the potential role of stem cells with our compassionate medical specialists. They will be kind and understanding and discuss what role autologous stem cells and our holistic protocol might have in you or your loved one’s case.
Generally speaking, if a brain injured child or adult has shown some positive response to hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), this is a positive indicator that an infusion of autologous stem cells may also be of benefit.
The human brain is an amazingly “plastic” organ. This means it can make some remarkable changes after serious injury even when it has been a lengthy time after the damage has occurred.
We have treated children with serious brain injury due to conditions such as hypoxia at birth, severe malnutrition, shaken baby syndrome, near drowning, stroke before birth, and chronic intractable seizures.
The results have included:
- Increased comprehension
- Increased verbal ability
- Better eye contact
- New ability to roll over
- Better ability to crawl or walk
- Decrease in spasticity
- Improved reading ability
- Bowel control
- Reduction in seizure activity
Growth Factors Aid Healing
It is important to understand that adult stem cells emit what are called growth factors. These growth factors promote the formation of new blood vessels and healing and restoration of damaged areas of the brain.
Our medical specialists also use a powerful holistic protocol to enhance functional recovery. This compliments the adult stem cell infusion and serves to nourish the brain.
If you or a loved one is suffering from the effects of any type of brain injury, simply complete the free phone consultation request form at the top of the page and one of our caring patient care representatives will contact you shortly. You may also contact us by clicking here.