According to the National Institutes of Health, cerebral palsy (CP) is a disabling condition that indefinitely affects a child’s life and their family. It is caused by damage to, or irregularities inside the brain as it develops. This causes problems which disrupt the brain’s ability to regulate movement and maintain posture and balance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some of the clinical signs and symptoms of CP include lack of muscle control, abnormal reflex responses, and spastic movements in body and face muscles. Stem cell and platelet-rich plasma injection therapy assists in the recovery process of damaged tissues in the body and are constantly looking into new methods of healing for all ailments.
There is no known cure for CP, but stem cell therapy is still in its research stage when it comes to its effectiveness. The Birth Injury Guide reports that the research so far has proven to be successful in reducing brain damage and combating the side effects of CP. The website also states that, “Experts speculate that once the research is out of its clinical trial stages, patients will probably need accompanying forms of therapy as well.” These include physical therapy and physiotherapy, which can help with the success of stem cell therapy.
Although most of the clinical trials for both stem cell and platelet-rich plasma injection therapy are still being conducted, positive results are continually being accomplished for people who are qualified to receive this therapy. It is important to keep in mind that not everybody will respond the therapy the same way. That is why we conduct a complete medical examination prior to beginning therapy, so we can completely understand a patient’s condition and if they are eligible to receive it.