Adipose Derived Stem Cells for Healing MS

Stem CellsStem cells are cells that can self-renew to produce more stem cells. Adult stem cells act as a repair system for the body, replenishing adult tissues.

Autologous stem cell process is a medical procedure in which stem cells are collected and later given back to the same person. Several million stem cells are extracted from a single fat biopsy. When the patient’s own tissue is used as the source for cells, rejection of the transplanted tissues is minimized, potentially maximizing the effectiveness of the transplant. The extraction technique requires minimal handling of the cells and the cells are transplanted the same day.

Stem Cells harvested from adipose or fat contain more mysenchymal stem cells than a bone marrow extraction. Mysenchymal stem cells have enormous therapeutic potential for tissue repair.

Stem Cell centrifuge The adipose is washed with normal saline and centrifuged, or separated, to isolate adult adipose derived stem cells. The cells are tested for bacteria, then  are mixed with Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP and then administered intravenously.

The main goals of stem cell therapy are remyelination to repair damage and immunomodulation to prevent future damage.

The Arizona Stem Cell Center explains, “The technique of using PRP has been used for years. PRP contains (and releases through degranulation) several different growth factors and other cytokines that stimulate healing of bone and soft tissue.

“PRP stem cell treatment is used for musculoskeletal injuries, autoimmune conditions like Lupus and Multiple Sclerosis, degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis, Parkinson’s Syndrome and ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and chronic viral conditions (including Epstein-Barr, Cytomegalovirus and Herpes viruses).

“This therapy has its roots in the eclectic European medical armamentarium of the 1930’s.

“When used with stem cells harvested from the patient’s own tissue, PRP messages the stem cells to multiply quickly. This inflammatory response is a major driver of appropriate healing response.”

Each person who undergoes stem cell therapy may have a different result. Disability can be reversed, pain abated, and future attacks warded off. This may be more successful in some than in others. If you are interested in talking to Dr. Balshi to see if you’re a good candidate for stem cell treatment, you can call his office (561) 272-6000.

For the fun of it, tell him you found out about this service on MSrelief.com!

Linda Grace Cox

Linda

About our Co-Founder: With a bachelors in Social Work, Linda is 53 years old, happily married with eight children and 17 grandchildren. Diagnosed with MS in 1995 and now having accepted and truly embraced her new reality, Linda has created MSrelief.com. She is dedicated to proving that joy can be chosen while living with Multiple Sclerosis. Linda specializes in helping others, especially those with MS attain the lifestyle, independence and happiness amid living with MS.

2 Comments:

  1. Just checking on your progress with the stem celll treatmentl..

    • Hey Dawnita!
      I love to share my experiences with the Stem Cell Treatment! I wish I could say I’m walking without a walker already, but it takes time!! You’d have to know what it was like before to see the improvement! The biggest change that I saw from the beginning was my ability to exercise! With that I’m able to get out of bed by myself~ sounds silly I know but it really isn’t! And I can drive!!! Of course at this time I need to have someone available to get my walker out of the car for me but it is progress! I’m excited to return to Florida for my next treatment in August!

      Of course, I still have MS and with it comes good days and bad, but now the good days are better and the bad days not so bad!
      ~Linda

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