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Stem Cell Therapy for Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a term used to describe a range of disorders that appear in childhood and can significantly affect the quality of life of those who suffer from them.

Cerebral palsy is caused by the abnormal development of, or damage to, parts of the brain that control our movement, posture, and balance. As a result, people with cerebral palsy often have poor coordination, weak muscles, and trembling.

The symptoms often show early in a baby’s life and there is no known cure for cerebral palsy, though there are a range of ways in which its symptoms can be managed.

Research into stem cell therapy for cerebral palsy is at an early stage. However, the regenerative qualities of stem cells implies that this treatment has the potential to support the generation of healthy tissue and an improved quality of life.

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How Could Stem Cell Therapy for Cerebral Palsy Work?

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The main reason behind the research being carried out into stem cell therapy for cerebral palsy is the knowledge we have about stem cells and the way they have been used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions.

Stem cells are undifferentiated cells. That means they have not yet been developed by the human body to perform a specific function. This in turn means they have the potential to develop into healthy tissue in an area of the body that has been afflicted by a problem.

That includes brain tissue – even though the body has an inbuilt layer of protection in the blood-brain barrier, which is designed to keep the brain safe from harmful substances. At the Stemwell Clinic, our expert medical team have a special protocol that means stem cells can be delivered to the brain.

Stem Cell Treatment at the Stemwell Clinic

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At the Stemwell Clinic, we believe the best source of stem cells is from the umbilical cord tissue of full-term, healthy volunteers. Once we have harvested these cells, they can be applied to a part of the body that needs their assistance in the development of healthy tissue.

Research into the use of stem cell therapy for cerebral palsy is still at a relatively early stage. However, given the positive outcomes from the use of stem cell therapy in other physical and neurological contexts, there is cautious optimism that this treatment could support a level of healing and an improved quality of life.

About three out of every 1,000 people in the United States suffer from cerebral palsy. As more tests are conducted, it is to be hoped that stem cell therapy for cerebral palsy will support positive outcomes for young people with this condition.

Learn More About Stem Cell Therapy at Stemwell Clinic

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The dedicated and highly trained team at Stemwell will be happy to tell you more about the potential benefits of stem cell therapy.

If you would like to know more about stem cell therapy you can contact us with any questions, or apply today to check your eligibility.

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This article was authored by:
Maria Ortiz
General physician with extensive experience in outpatient care, promotion, and prevention programs, as well as the use of advanced technologies such as hyperbaric chambers and regenerative medicine. Passionate about general and aesthetic surgery, she combines her technical expertise with a firm commitment to the well-being of her patients. A staunch believer in the revolutionary potential of stem cells, she constantly seeks new ways to integrate this innovative therapy into her medical practice to offer optimal results. Her dedication to providing the highest quality of care is reflected in her patient-centered approach and her ongoing pursuit of excellence.
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