What is a traumatic brain injury (TBI)?
Traumatic brain injury is a result of disruption or loss of function in the brain as a result of outside mechanical force impacting the skull and brain. Automobile accidents, falls, assaults/blows, sports-related injuries, and explosive blasts are some of the most common causes of TBI. Traumatic brain injury starts with a primary brain injury / head injury, which is the immediate result of the outside force. This causes focal or diffuse brain injury patterns. However, TBI has a secondary phase of injury that evolves over time. This delayed injury is characterized by a complex cascade molecular and biochemical events that lead to neuroinflammation, brain edema, and delayed neuronal death.
Few conventional treatment options are available for patients diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. However, stem cells are regenerative medicine which offers the chance of treating the loss of neurological function caused by the second wave of injury. Stem cell therapy for traumatic brain injury TBI has the ability to regenerate injured cells in the body, helping to reverse some symptoms and prevent further damage caused by secondary injury.
How can stem cells help?
Stem cells are able to differentiate into all types of cells needed by the body. Different stem cells differentiate into different types of cells, but anytime a new cell is created it is the result of a stem cell. Neurons, however, are a little more difficult to differentiate, and that is why brain injuries don’t typically heal the same way the rest of the body does. To make this a more feasible recovery, sending a mass of stem cells into the spinal cord can create more opportunity for new neurons to be created. By replacing these neurons (and other lost cells) quickly and early, it is possible that further delayed neuronal death can be prevented, avoiding possible delayed injury and symptoms.
What Makes our Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury Effective?
Since 2005, we have been developing comprehensive stem cell treatment protocols for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) to overcome the limitations of conventional therapies. In our protocols, stem cells are combined with specialized therapies for traumatic brain injury that not only focus on helping the patient to cope with their symptoms, but also treat the root cause of the condition by promoting the healing of the original brain injury. We believe that our comprehensive treatment approach for traumatic brain injury gives our patients the best chances of improvements, allowing for a better quality of life.
What potential improvements after the treatment?
The purpose of the treatment is to heal the original brain injury in order to restore neurological function. Thus, various kinds of improvement are possible after our treatment and our past patients have experienced the following:
- Improved motor function
- Improved cognition and memory
- Better balance
- Increased muscle strength and tone
- Improved coordination
- Improved speech and swallowing
*It is important to remember that as for any medical treatment, improvements cannot be guaranteed. Please contact us for more information regarding the possible improvements for a particular case.