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Stem Cell Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury

The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. It is also, arguably, the most important. As a result, traumatic brain injuries can have extremely serious consequences and can make a lasting and debilitating difference to an individual’s quality of life.

The complexity of the brain, and its importance to your body’s functions, means that treating a traumatic injury can be a highly challenging and delicate process. It can take a long time to recover, and in some cases, the damage to the brain’s tissue can be so severe that a complete recovery is not possible.

However, there may be instances in which stem cell therapy for traumatic brain injury can make a positive difference. The nature of stem cells, and their regenerative properties, means they can support healing and an improvement to those with a variety of injuries and physical ailments, resulting in an improved quality of life.

Let’s look in more detail at traumatic brain injuries – and the way stem cells work to help people who suffer them.

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What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

There are three main types of traumatic brain injuries. They can be caused by a powerful impact to the head from situations such as a fall, a heavy blow, a sports injury, or an automobile accident. What they have in common is the serious implications they bring in their wake.

  • Closed Brain Injury: The tissue within your brain is bruised and torn, but there is no break in your skull.
  • Penetrating Brain Injury: The injury is caused by a fracture to the bones of your skull.
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury: The impact suffered causes the brain to shift within your skull, which leads to tears in the brain’s nerve fibers.

In all cases, treating traumatic brain injury symptoms can be difficult. The skull is one of the toughest bones in your body, so getting to the injured site is not always possible.

How Stem Cell Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury Works

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Stem cells are undifferentiated cells, which means they have not yet been adapted to a specific purpose within the body. They have the potential to reduce inflammation and support tissue regeneration.

At Stemwell, we harvest stem cells from the umbilical cord tissue of healthy volunteer donors. They are then injected into the body as close to the site of the injury as possible (targeted therapy), or applied intravenously.

They can then go to work assisting in the repair of tissue, including nerve cells, that has been damaged, and in the generation of new, healthy cells.

Our doctors use a specially developed protocol to ensure the stem cells can pass through the blood-brain barrier – which exists to keep external substances from the brain – to deliver their benefits.

Talk to Stemwell to Learn More About Stem Cell Therapy

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The team of trained, caring health professionals at Stemwell is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with a variety of conditions.

The first step is to get in touch with us so that we can tell you more about the potential benefits of stem cell therapy for traumatic brain injury, and learn about your situation. We look forward to hearing from you.

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