Although there have been advances in recognizing and treating neurological injuries, including stroke, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and neuropathy, the effects of these conditions can be long-lasting and for many people can mean lifelong disabilities, pain and paralysis. These devastating side effects can persist even with medical treatment, because in most cases, medical interventions for these conditions are aimed at treating the side effects of the condition instead of healing the damaged tissue at the heart of the situation.
The Innovations Stem Cell Center is shifting the focus from treating side effects to true healing with fat stem cell therapy for individuals living with the aftereffects of neurological injuries and stroke.
What Is a Neurological Injury?
A neurological injury affects the structures that make up the nervous system. These structures include the nerves, spinal cord and brain. Neurological injuries can be caused by trauma, illness or a serious health event such as a stroke, a condition that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is temporarily blocked.
What Are the Symptoms of a Neurological Injury?
The symptoms of a neurological injury can be physical, cognitive or both. Physical symptoms may include:
• Partial or complete paralysis
• Numbness, tingling, and partial or complete loss of sensation
• Muscle weakness
• Fecal and urinary incontinence
Cognitive symptoms may include:
• Difficulty reading, writing and speaking
• Poor cognitive abilities, difficulty solving problems
• Decreased alertness
How Can Stem Cell Therapy Help Individuals Living with Neurological Injuries?
Unlike conventional treatments, stem cell therapy works to heal damage instead of just treating symptoms and side effects. Healing occurs because stem cells possess two unique and powerful qualities: one, they can differentiate themselves into many different types of tissues, including those that make up the nervous system, and two, they can regenerate without limit.
Healing tissues that are damaged by neurological injuries such as strokes or traumatic brain injuries helps to reduce uncomfortable side effects. Patients experience improved sensation and improvements in bladder control, bowel control and autonomic dysfunction, which occurs when the nerves of the autonomic nervous system are damaged. The autonomic nervous system controls breathing, heart rate and body temperature.
Do you want to learn more about the Innovations Stem Cell Center and how it can help treat neurological injuries? Call us today at 214-256-1462 for more information or to schedule a consultation.