During the lengthy interview process with my new neurologist, I mentioned how I underwent stem cell therapy at the X-Cell Center in September of 2009. The physician, a specialist whose practice is limited to the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other diseases of the autonomic nervous system – like MSA – made the following comment: “While stem cell therapy may eventually be of value in treating nervous system disorders. I don’t know of a single case where it has stopped or reversed these diseases. Until more research is done on the effectiveness of stem cell therapy – tell your fellow MSA patients to save their money.”
No beating around the bush here. That’s what I like about this new doctor – he lets you know what his opinion is. Do I agree with him? It’s hard to say. I do know that my condition stayed the same (plateaued) for nearly a year after the treatment. Was that due to the therapy or would it have happened anyway?
Would I do it again? Probably yes. If not, I’d always wonder if stem cell treatment was the answer to this “miserable disease.”