Multiple Sclerosis in Scottsdale, AZ
The Scottsdale Stem Cell Treatment Center offers treatment for multiple sclerosis to the residents of Scottsdale, Phoenix, and the surrounding Arizona communities.
What Is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune system disorder in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the central nervous system which includes the brain, nerves, and spinal cord. The precise target of the immune system attack is unknown, which is why many MS experts consider it to be “immune mediated” instead of “auto-immune.”
Multiple Sclerosis Causes
The cause of multiple sclerosis is not well understood. However, most experts believe the gradual erosion of the protective insulation surrounding nerves in the brain and spinal cord is the chief culprit. Known as myelin sheaths, these fatty layers that protect the brain and spinal cord nerves are degraded. The nerves are then unable to function effectively and transmit signals within the body. Inflammation and scarring also occur, resulting in a variety of cognitive and physical problems.
When the protective myelin sheaths are damaged, auto-immune dysfunction can take place. But the degradation of the body’s myelin sheaths is not the only cause of multiple sclerosis. Other factors are believed to be one’s environment and genetics. Unfortunately, no current cure for MS exists. Multiple sclerosis results in a number of different physical and mental problems that may interfere with self-care and self-sufficiency.
Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms
The effects of MS vary by person based upon the site of the affected nerve fibers. Some of the most common signs and symptoms are the following:
- Weakness or numbness in one or more limbs, typically occurring on one side of the body or the trunk and legs
- Partial or complete vision loss, typically in a single eye at a time, commonly occurring accompanied by pain during eye movement
- Blurry vision or double vision
- Pain or tingling in body parts
- Sensations of electric shocks that can accompany neck movements, particularly when bending the neck forward
- Tremors, unsteady gait, or lack of coordination
- Slurred speech
- Difficulties with bladder and bowel function
Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Using Stem Cell Therapy
Fortunately, stem cell therapy offers new hope to MS patients. Stem cell treatment holds the potential of regenerating damaged myelin sheaths and minimizing the harm MS does to the nervous system. Stem cell therapy helps because SVF is effectively deployed. The protocol is anti-inflammatory and immuno-regulatory in nature. Doctors conduct an elaborate procedure to deliver SVF past the blood-brain barrier that normally blocks entry to most substances. The outpatient procedure enhances the capabilities of the body’s central nervous system and takes between two and four hours to complete.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, please contact us at Scottsdale Stem Cell to find out whether STV or another form of stem cell treatment is right for you and your unique condition.