Every parent of a child afflicted with cerebral palsy (CP) experiences both joy and pain when experimenting with new treatments.
Three-year-old Emilio Jacobo and his family were fortunate enough to feel a good amount of joy from treatments in their home country of Mexico, but that didn’t stop them from flying to Thailand for stem cell therapy through Unique Access Medical (UAM).
The Jacobos were so impressed by Emilio’s improvements after his first trip that they brought him back for two more rounds of UAM’s regenerative medicine and supportive treatments. And, by the end of his third round of therapy, Emilio had gotten so much stronger that he could sit on his own and walk with assistance.
These improvements are invaluable for managing cerebral palsy symptoms and preventing accidents that result from musculoskeletal problems associated with CP, like hip dislocations, scoliosis, gait problems, and a severe form of muscle stiffness known as spasticity.
Beyond the improved coordination and balance Emilio has experienced, it doesn’t take more than a few minutes in his company for loved ones to observe improvements to his mental health, too. With each visit to Thailand, he has become more communicative and nothing brings a smile to the UAM staff like seeing him waving excitedly from the pool in the aquatic therapy wing during his supportive treatments.
In his mother’s words, “Stem cells give his recovery an extra push and speed up the process. Every time we come here, we keep seeing improvements.” Of all the conditions that UAM’s regenerative treatments can improve, CP is one where patients experience rapid, visible progress.
Stem cell therapy gets better every year
A National Institute of Health (NIH) report from 2016 concludes: “Our data shows that about 73% of patients with CP may benefit from stem cell treatment. There is a good degree of cognitive, functional, and bladder and bowel control improvements, as well as improvement of the spasticity.”
So the question isn’t whether stem cell therapy works — that debate is over. Today, researchers like those at UAM are focusing on how to optimize stem cell therapy and the supplementary treatments we can provide.
Apart from determining the optimal number and frequency of stem cell injections, the array of supplementary treatments UAM includes in a cerebral palsy therapy regimen truly enhances patient outcomes. For example, Emilio’s appetite increased and inflammation decreased thanks to diet plans and consultations carried out by our in-house nutritionists.
Everything takes place in state-of-the-art facilities in Thailand’s capital city, Bangkok, which is regarded as one of the world’s finest destinations for advanced medical treatments and for creating a welcoming environment and positive experiences for patients and their loved ones.
Medical tourism for stem cell treatments
An unbelievable amount of planning would be required by patients and their loved ones to create a stem cell therapy plan in a medical system like America’s (and many other countries).
Tracking down a provider with a stem cell viability guarantee could take months, and may not even incorporate supportive therapies. UAM, however, makes it easier for families like the Jacobos to travel to Asia for effective treatment and doting care.
Our international customer service team speaks several languages — including English, Thai, Romanian, Polish, Italian, and Spanish — so making travel and treatment arrangements is easy. Emilio’s mother praises the entire experience, from the airport pickup by UAM’s welcoming team to the nurses’ warm bedside manner to the comfortable, family-friendly facilities.
Comfort and convenience are our top priorities for patients and their loved ones, which is why the Jacobos and other families have returned to Thailand for additional stem cell treatments after their initial visits.
UAM regenerative care for CP
We generally recommend setting aside four to five weeks for stem cell injections and supportive therapies, but every patient’s plan is unique. By combining an expert medical staff, proven treatments, and top-of-the-line services, the therapies we facilitate involving full-term umbilical cord and amniotic fluid stem cells get results. Contact one of our treatment specialists today to receive your free consultation.