Stem Cell Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis: Gretchen Chooses Stem Cell Research Centre
After being diagnosed in 2013 with a rare form of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Gretchen Sayward quickly became discouraged that modern medicine doesn’t offer anything to improve her condition. Difficulties with mobility and lost hope for improvement were also taking a toll on her mental health. That’s when she got serious about stem cell treatment.
“I looked into several stem cell treatment centers before choosing Stem Cell Research Centre (SCRC),” said Gretchen. I belong to a stem cell Facebook group and a number of members had sought treatment and reported good results.”
Gretchen’s mobility challenges required her to use a cane or walker and wear a leg brace. In addition, she suffered from heat intolerance, which affected her dominant left side. Poor coordination and function made simple movements – like flipping a light switch – impossible.
Despite her decline, Gretchen’s neurologist wasn’t supportive of stem cell treatment for MS pain as an option to improve her health, reduce her pain and restore her quality of life. She was on a medical regimen that included low-dose naltrexone and Rituxan ®* infusions every six months. She also received Feldenkrais therapy, which aims to reduce pain of limitations in movement and improve physical function. However, her primary care physician was open-minded, and Gretchen was anxious to try something that might give her better results.
Just before undergoing treatment in July 2015, Gretchen said, “I was a little nervous, but I was very hopeful. I had reached the point where I would try anything to feel better.”
Following stem cell treatment, Gretchen has experienced improvements in her left-hand coordination and she can now zero in on light switches. She has greater stamina – her days of feeling fatigued are diminishing. Her balance is better too, even when walking on uneven ground. And she’s been able to take some steps without assistance.
“I feel my body healing itself, which is improving my mental health, too,” said Gretchen. “When contemporary medicine has nothing to offer you, it’s discouraging. You don’t have anything to be hopeful for. Stem cell treatment has changed all of that for me.”
Gretchen has high praise for Stem Cell Research Centre. “The team is phenomenal. They all treated me so well and I really appreciated their follow up calls to check on me.”
Gretchen has continued with Feldenkrais therapy, but she’s considering foregoing her bi-annual Rituxan infusion this time around. She has inspiring words for others in similar situations who seek stem cell treatment.
“I would definitely encourage them to do it. Since it’s your own stem cells, it’s not coming from a foreign place. Your own body has the ability to heal itself. It just needs a jump-start.” – Gretchen S., – August 18, 2015This testimonial includes a description of this patient’s actual results. These results may not be typical or expected for the particular disease type described in this testimonial. You should not expect to experience these results. Stem cell therapy is not FDA approved and is not a cure for any medical condition.