Ataxia is a rare neurological condition that affects the body balance, coordination, speech and more. It is a condition where muscle control and coordination is disrupted for voluntary movements like walking, picking objects, swallowing etc. It occurs when parts of the nervous system that coordinate movement, such as the cerebellum, become dysfunctional – affecting any motion or balance that require muscles to work together to perform a bodily function.
Ataxia is a rarely known condition, therefore to spread awareness and knowledge about this disease, the National Ataxia Foundation(NAF) and Ataxia organisations around the world have declared 25th September of every year as the International Ataxia Awareness Day (IAAD). This day encourages people with or without ataxia to contribute and share their knowledge of this medical condition and to educate others by speaking in local communities, schools, churches, parks and society groups. Another purpose for IAAD is to raise funds for the National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) research studies and clinical trials to help heal this condition. They sell items like buttons, badges, books, magnets, wristbands, bracelets, bags, water bottle, umbrella, t-shirts, stickers, food items with the IAAD logo to raise funds for the NAF. Also, one can host and organise events with a group of volunteers in IAAD uniforms in order to help deliver information about Ataxia to the public.
Ataxia is an incurable condition, however, specific therapies are provided to patients to help ease their symptoms thus improving their quality of life. Doctors routinely recommend Speech therapy, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy to help patients with daily life chores.
Stem Cells and Ataxia
Another evolving and innovative treatment for Ataxia is Stem Cell Treatment which has treated many incurable diseases like Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke and many Autoimmune Diseases. Doctors and researchers have developed a great interest towards Stem Cell Therapy since it implicates least risks and enhance the patient’s conditions positively.
Unique Access Medical partners with internationally accredited hospitals to provide safe and successful treatments to our patients. Our treatment programs are carried out by highly qualified doctors, therapists and personnel to ensure the most advantageous result for the patients.
Many patients from around the world have already witnessed improvements after their Treatments with Unique Access Medical in Bangkok-
Rosanne, aged 44 from Australia had been struggling with Ataxia until she opted for Stem Cell Treatment with Unique Access Medical. Her major symptoms were mobility dysfunctioning and speech malady. Her regenerative treatment in Bangkok included intense Physiotherapy, Aquatic and Occupational Therapy to help her with mobility. Her legs felt better in terms of movement, she was walking without any assistive tools and her speech became audible during the course of therapy. The Stem Cell injections boosted her immune system and improved her life quality overall.
Another Ataxia patient, Juan Jose aged 46 from Spain was earlier suffering from Multiple Sclerosis and was later diagnosed with Ataxia. His journey was seemingly difficult but fortunate as he found a new hope in Stem Cell therapy and its potential. After the extensive treatments, Juan’s condition improved as he was able to enjoy better body balance, walk faster and reported less fatigue.
Stem Cell Treatment brought out many improvements for 67-year-old Australian patient, Pamela’s condition too. She was going through depression and could barely even stand. Throughout the course of rehabilitation, Pamela felt great satisfaction with our highly qualified specialists and the Treatments improved her condition notably. Her depressive symptoms were gone and she was able to walk again with the help of a walker.
Unique Access Medical continuously strives to improve the quality of life of our patients. To acquire more information regarding Stem Cell therapy for Ataxia please contact us and our Patient Representatives shall get in touch with you at the earliest.