Advances in Stem Cell Therapy Promise Major Breakthroughs in Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis involves damage to the central nervous system caused by the immune system. Recent clinical trials prove that a new legendary stem cell-based therapy is getting better success at dealing with multiple sclerosis than any of the drugs in use. This treatment is called the “High Dose Immunosuppressive Therapy coupled with the Autologous Hematopoietic Cell Transplant” treatment.

The trial was done courtesy of the National Institutes of Health funding. The results of the study were published in the journal named Neurology issued by the American Academy of Neurology. The results present a precursor to more trials with the intention of having the treatment as part of recommended standard care. The treatment is carried out once as opposed to existing regimes where medications are taken for a long period.

Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis occurs uniquely in that there are frequent periods of no symptoms with a few relapses but the frequency of relapses then becomes severe with time. The most common symptoms include fatigue and chronic pain, motor and speech difficulties and general body weakness.

The treatment works on three levels. Firstly, it destroys the active disease. Then it prevents further deterioration by getting rid of disease-causing cells. Lastly, it resets and rebuilds the immune system. The trial treatments have resulted in marked success after just five years.

One of the top neurologists in the field is Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta, a 63-year-old certified neurologist from New Jersey. Neurologists such as Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta are the doctors who treat the central nervous system. Specialties under this umbrella include neurosurgeons and pediatric neurologists, brain surgeons and neurologists for children respectively.

Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta is a psychiatry and neurology expert with over 40 years’ experience in the industry. He is currently associated with Kennedy University Hospital. Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta’s practice is based at Eastern Neurodiagnostic Associates. Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta has certification from the prestigious American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.