Composed of specialized cells called neurons, your nervous system is an electric and chemical pathway that controls movement and messaging in your body. The major organs of the nervous system are the brain, spinal cord, spinal nerves and distributed neuronal tissue in the body.
The causes of neurological disorders are many, including musculoskeletal, signalling, viral, biochemical, genetic and other factors. With more than 600 identified diseases of the nervous system, regenerative medicine involving stem cell deployment may have an important role in addressing these debilitating diseases in the future.
Focus Conditions for Stem Cell Investigation in New York, Montreal and Toronto
Of many diseases of the nervous system, our practice group is focused on patient-funded, investigational treatment of conditions.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS): Estimated at afflicting approximately 2.3 million people around the globe, MS is a disabling condition that interferes with communication within the brain and between the brain and the body. Affecting the myelin sheaths that protect axons in the nervous system, the body responds to MS with inflammation and scarring that further damages the brain and body. We participate in investigational studies for MS treatment to reintroduce your own healthy stem cells into your body to address damage caused by MS.
Peripheral Neuropathy: When tissue in the peripheral nervous system is damaged through injury, disease, or disorder like diabetes, symptoms such as weakness, numbness, and loss of function, can occur. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), as many as 20 million people suffer from peripheral neuropathy. In investigational procedures involving stem cell deployment, your own stem cells are harvested using a short, mini-liposuction procedure. After the cells are processed with growth factors, they are returned to your body in the specific area where you are experiencing dysfunction from neuropathy.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): Affecting neurons in the brain and spinal cord, ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive degenerative condition that leads to loss of muscle movement, and eventual paralysis. As with MS, investigational stem cell deployment for our patients with ALS involves use of autologous (your own) stem cells and growth factors to aid in mitigating the symptoms of the disease.
Parkinson’s disease (PD):This is disease is caused by a slow decline in the production of the neurotransmitter dopamine. PD affects approximately one million Americans. While PD is chronic and progressive, ititself is not fatal, but is still ranked as the 14th leading cause of death in this country as a result of the damage it inflicts on the body. Our medical group engages in an investigational approach in order to use stem cell treatment for Parkinson’s disease. This is done to allay symptoms of the disease through the reintroduction of your own processed stem cells, and growth factors, into damaged tissue in your body.
Muscular Dystrophy: Often evident in childhood, but sometimes emerging during adulthood, muscular dystrophy is a group of neurological conditions that cause chronic, progressive muscle weakness. Investigational studies such as ours will hopefully lead to development of stem cell focused therapies to regenerate muscle tissue through use of adipose-derived stem cell treatments.
Stroke: A stroke, or cerebro-vascular accident, interrupts the blood supply to your brain. A stroke can leave you with difficulty speaking, moving, seeing, and other troubling symptoms. Using a protocol developed by the Cell Surgical Network, your own cells are deployed to tissue in body areas damaged by your stroke.
If you have questions about stem cell treatment for Parkinson’s Disease, MS treatment or conditions concerning neuropathy, please contact us at the New York Stem Cell Treatment Center at (212) 262-2412.
Note: We provide stem cell therapies for patients from all over the U.S and around the world. We work in New York and the surrounding areas like Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and serve Canadian patients visiting from cities like Montreal and Toronto.