Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack the myelin sheath, the protective covering of the nerves of the brain and spinal cord. This causes the nerves to become chronically inflamed, causing pain, muscle spasms, memory loss and many other spontaneous and unpredictable symptoms. Dr. Johnson gives MS patients some relief from these symptoms through SVF stem cell therapy at Innovations Stem Cell Center and can also slow the progression of the disease. While the symptoms of MS vary widely among patients, there are several common warning signs of the disease.
Over 75 percent of MS patients have muscle weakness when this autoimmune disease is in its early stages, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For most of these patients, this weakness begins in the legs. Along with this weakness, many individuals also experience numbness and tingling. These symptoms develop slowly, and may not be noticed by the patient.
Muscle Pain and Spasms
The NMSS, also says that over half of patients with MS experience chronic pain and uncontrollable muscle spasms. Some other patients experience stiffness in their muscles, which may make movement difficult.
Patients with MS report experiencing sudden, extreme fatigue at the early onset of the disease. This fatigue may last for several weeks, and despite rest, does not improve. It may also go away just as quickly as it developed, leaving patients feeling better for a period of time.
Blurred vision, double vision, and the loss of vision are all common symptoms of MS. This is because the inflammation caused by condition impacts the optic nerve. For many multiple sclerosis patients, changes in vision happen very slowly, and may not be noticeable until there is a significant amount of damage done.
Bladder dysfunction is very common in MS patients. Up to 80 percent of patients afflicted with the condition experience frequent urination and incontinence. Some patients experience low of bowel control and other digestive problems, too.
These are just a few of the early symptoms of MS. Multiple sclerosis patients receiving stem cell therapy at Innovations Stem Cell Center are treated with their own stem cells harvested from their adipose fat tissue. Once collected, these stem cells are deployed via IV into the patient, and go to work to repair the nerves inflamed and damaged by the disease. Some patients experience improvement in their symptoms as a result of their SVF stem cell therapy, and stem cells may slow the progression of the disease for some individuals. Patients may also see further improvements from repeated treatments. If you think you or a loved one can benefit from stem cell therapy for MS please call our office at (214) 256-1462.