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Mike's Progress (MS Patient)

This article focuses on MS patient Mike. Mike received an infusion of 300 million cord tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells at DVC Stem in February, 2021. This patient story includes his testimonial for DVC Stem as well as a few progress videos sent to our clinic by his wife showcasing his recent improvements.

Updated:

April 27, 2021

David Lyons

Guest contributor

Apr 27, 2021

Louis A. Cona, MD

Medical Director | DVC Stem

This article focuses on MS patient Mike. Mike received an infusion of 300 million cord tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells at DVC Stem in February, 2021. This patient story includes his testimonial for DVC Stem as well as a few progress videos sent to our clinic by his wife showcasing his recent improvements.

Stem cell therapy for MS

Stem cell therapy, specifically the administration of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for Multiple Sclerosis has demonstrated great potential to help improve symptoms and stabilize condition progression.  The immunomodulatory (ability to regulate the immune system), tissue-protective and repair-promoting properties of MSCs demonstrated in multiple models make them an attractive therapy for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and other conditions characterized by inflammation and/or tissue injury.  

MS Patients may be able to expect an increase in energy, flexibility, strength, mobility, and control of basic function.  Data is also beginning the show that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) administered intravenously may have the ability to halt disease progression for an extended period. (2) 

Pictured: Mindmap showing the potential benefits of stem cell therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

Stem cells target inflammation

The therapeutic uses of stem cells as a potential therapy for a variety of diseases has been immensely explored, the number of clinical trials conducted with Mesenchymal Stem Cells has increased exponentially over the past few years. (1)

Stem cells have a unique, intrinsic property that attracts them to inflammation in the body. Studies have shown that stem cells can regenerate damaged or diseased tissues, reduce inflammation and modulate the immune system promoting better health and quality of life. Mesenchymal stem cells do this by influencing tissue repair via paracrine effects (cell signaling in order to change the behaviour of existing cells) or direct cell-to-cell contact.

"MSCs are able to migrate and seed specifically into damaged tissue sites, where they can differentiate into functional cells to replace damaged or diseased cells" (4)

Mike's progress (1 month post-treatment)

Mike's Testimonial

Fantastic experience at DVC!  The entire staff was friendly and professional and the center was clean and well maintained.  Dr. Cona was knowledgeable and answered all our questions without hesitation.  Frank and the others involved in the treatment process were well informed and were there for whatever we needed as well.  Everything flowed nicely from start to finish.

For us, stem cells were actually a cheaper option than the Dr. recommended MS therapies that showed no promise of improvements, only the hope of halting the disease process in the current stage. My husbands treatment was on 2/24/21.  Since the very next day, we have seen improvements in gait, balance, energy and stress.  These are all huge because gait and balance improvements are helping him to avoid falls.  He had 5 falls in February and has had none since treatment.

Before stems he was using a walking stick and had a hard time just standing still without holding onto something to balance.  Since stems, not only has he been walking without assistance, he is skimming the pool, shooting hoops, bending down and getting himself back up, and a lot of other small things he has not been able to do in a long time. We're only a month out, so hoping to see even more improvements over the days and months ahead.

References:

(1) Mao, Fei, et al. “Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Their Therapeutic Applications in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.” Oncotarget, Impact Journals LLC, 6 June 2017, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28402942.

"Dr. Cona is a leading edge stem cell treatment physician"

Matthew Murry - MS Patient

2 DAYS POST TREATMENT

"Is the video I posted from this morning! My speech is so easy for me now, got easier throughout the day! I can talk like a NYer (fast) for the first time in years! Praise God!"

- Matthew Murry

EXCITING IMPROVEMENTS

Only 3 days after treatment, Matthew is now able to touch his nose with his eyes closed as well as touch his thumb and pinky together. Both of which he was previously unable to do before treatment.

We are excited to see his continued progress. His story will be updated here so keep an eye out!

Matthew showing his progress with mobility

Matthew Murry - 3 days post treatment

"This is exciting stuff, god bless"

Matthew Murry - MS Patient

2 WEEKS POST TREATMENT

Matthew experiences sensation in the bottom of his feet after receiving a simple nerve test.

His left foot did not experience any sensation or move at all, but what happened to his right foot is extremely exciting!

50 DAYS POST TREATMENT

Matthew is now able to lift his leg unassisted. He was previously unable to do so.

Matthew is experiencing the benefits of stem cell therapy first hand. You can view his progress video here.


Matthew showing some amazing mobility improvements.

Matthew Murry - 50 days post treatment

"Amazing progress from one of our MS patients Matthew Murray"

Louis A. Cona, MD - DVC Stem

3 MONTHS POST TREATMENT

Matthew is able to stand up with the assistance of stability bars.

David Lyons

Multiple Sclerosis

Although David Lyons was able to successfully fight Multiple Sclerosis through a strict regimen of diet and exercise, he wanted to ensure he was doing everything he could to stay fit. Multiple Sclerosis can be managed with treatment, but there is currently no cure for the disease. For that reason, David came to DVC Stem years ago to use the regenerative and anti-inflammatory attributes of stem cells to aid in his fight for fitness.

The positive results he experienced enabled David to stay strong in the gym, now into his 60s, and that is why he continues to support our clinic to this day.

About the author

Louis A. Cona, MD

Louis A. Cona, MD

Dr. Cona has been performing stem cell therapy for over 10 years. He is a member of the World Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (WAAAM). He is also a recognized member of the British Medical Association, the General Medical Council (UK), the Caribbean College of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is the Medical Director for DVC Stem a world-renowned stem cell therapy clinic located in Grand Cayman.

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