Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects 1 in 100 people over the age of 60 – although some people are diagnosed younger. Recent research indicates that at least one million people in the U.S., and more than five million throughout the world, suffer from Parkinson’s. The disease is caused when the brain gradually stops producing a neurotransmitter called dopamine. Dopamine is a chemical within the brain released by nerve cells that enables messages to be sent from one nerve cell to another. The brain stops producing dopamine due to damage to dopamine producing neurons – although doctors aren’t sure yet what causes that damage to take place. Dopamine is most commonly known for regulating emotional responses and movement within the brain. Thus, damage to dopamine producing cells, leads to progressive deterioration of motor functions and cognition. Parkinson’s progresses slowly in most people who develop it. Until now, traditional care for Parkinson’s has only involved treating the symptoms. Now, the Stem Cell Center of New Jersey offers regenerative medical treatments that have the potential to change road map of treatment for patients suffering from Parkinson’s and its debilitating symptoms.
Symptoms of Parkinson’s
Typically, patients who suffer from Parkinson’s experience either motor or non-motor symptoms. Motor symptoms – also known as the outward signs of Parkinson’s include:
Common Non Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s:
Non-Motor symptoms are the less commonly known symptoms. However, these symptoms can drastically impact patients’ lives:
How Stem Cells Are Changing the Path for Parkinson’s Disease Patients
Currently, Parkinson’s is not a curable disease – doctors offer treatment for easing the symptoms of this life changing disease. The medications, physical therapy, and surgical procedures available target reducing tremors, muscle rigidity and overall, involuntary movements, as well as associated pain. They do not, however, slow the process of the disease down and do not reverse any cellular loss. The medications can also have side effects
The Stem Cell Center of NJ Difference
What we offer at the Stem Cell Center of New Jersey is different. Our regenerative stem cell treatments for Parkinson’s is an exciting new field of therapy in the world of regenerative medicine. This treatment works by using the patient’s own stem cells or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to rebuild and restore the function of damaged cells released by damaged dopamine producing neurons. You can also add exosome therapy, which contains growth factors and can enhance the results of your treatment. Since the treatment uses cells from the patient, there are little to no side effects, compared to traditional medicine.
Call the Stem Cell Center of NJ today and let us be a part of changing your Parkinson’s treatment road map. We look forward to helping bring you effective relief. Contact us for a personalized treatment plan, and get on the road to living your best life.