Cerebral Palsy (CP), a neurological disorder, affects two to four children out of a thousand, particularly within first two years of life. It is characterized by any kind of brain injury which occurs before, during or after birth and results in a vast range of signs and symptoms which include, but are not limited to, structural abnormalities, increased or decreased muscle tone, mental and growth retardation, epilepsy, and lack of balance and coordination.
Some of the disorder’s known causes include extensive brain damage or congenital brain malformations. Complications during pregnancy, including premature birth, exposure to toxins, and a variety of maternal infections, are conditions that increase the likelihood of a child being born with Cerebral Palsy (CP).
There is currently no known cure for Cerebral Palsy, but there are treatments that can help especially when administered early. Treatments such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy are some of the ways in which the disorder can be overcome. Drug treatments, surgery and complementary and alternative medicine are further recourses in which to treat the disorder but the overall treatment outcomes remain very limited.
Easton Wallace, a 3-year old boy from Bixby, Oklahoma, is diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, a severe type of Cerebral Palsy that affects all four limbs in the human body. The devastating news of her son’s disorder led Cassie Wallace to search and consider viable treatment options. Her determination brought her and son Easton to a Stem Cell treatment clinic in Panama, one of several locations where such treatments can be done without government regulators’ intervention. Stem Cells help to repair the injured parts of central nervous system by differentiating into neurons and astrocytes, release growth factors which promote cellular growth and differentiation and help in reducing the scar tissue (gliosis).
In particular, when paired with functional medicine, Stem Cell treatment can help in alleviating the more disruptive effects of Cerebral Palsy. A combination of functional medicine and Stem Cell Therapy can result in significant improvements including improved muscle tone, increased muscle strength, improved growth and development, improved balance and coordination, improved speech and cognition, and better epilepsy control.
As a result of the initial treatment, there has been marked progress in Easton’s condition. According to his mother, the boy is beginning to show signs of speech and strength in the upper body and is developing as well. Having seen substantial evidence of improvement, Cassie is making sure Easton gets a second Stem Cell treatment.
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