How Are Stem Cells Used to Support Nervous System Disorders?

The central nervous system plays a critical role in supporting the human body. Day-to-day functions that we take for granted, such as motion, speech, and even breathing, are controlled by this system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.

There are more than 600 neurological disorders that can have a severe impact on a sufferer’s ability to carry out those normal functions. Some of the most serious conditions can make a significant difference to a person’s quality of life. Some can be fatal. Virtually all are progressive, which means they will become worse over time. 

It may be possible, with stem cell treatments, to slow symptom progression, to improve blood flow to the brain, and to support damaged tissue repair. Supporting the nervous system with stem cells can be an option for people suffering with a range of injuries and disorders.

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What Are Nervous System Disorders?

Hundreds of neurological conditions and injuries affect the central nervous system. They include well known, but possibly not fully understood, conditions such as:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Epilepsy
  • Stroke


The symptoms associated with each condition vary. However, in many instances a sufferer may report the following:

  • Loss of coordination and motion problems
  • Numbness, weakness, or tremors
  • Memory loss
  • Stiffness

How Can Nervous System Disorders be Supported With Stem Cells?

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The principal aim when someone is suffering from a serious, progressive neurological condition is to control the disease and slow down its progress. Supporting the nervous system with stem cells is one way in which this may be achieved.

Stem cells are undifferentiated, which means they can be used to support the body’s ability to generate healthy tissue. The stem cells we use at Stemwell are ethically harvested from the umbilical cords of healthy, full-term, volunteer donors.

The cells can be applied through targeted injection to an afflicted area or intravenously. They can then go to work in supporting the regeneration of affected tissue, which may lead to an improvement in physical and cognitive capabilities.

One challenge our team is able to overcome is the blood brain barrier, which protects the brain from harmful substances. Our highly trained doctors use a special protocol to cross this barrier so that stem cells can be delivered to the brain.

Contact Stemwell to Find Out More

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If you would like to discuss how supporting the nervous system with stem cells works, and how that might apply to your situation, we invite you to get in touch with us, or if you’re ready to start your journey you can apply today to check your eligibility for stem cell therapy.

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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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