Making Dreams Come True
It was four years ago when Mr A, a 58-year-old businessman from Bangalore, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) after experiencing symptoms for several years prior. He initially thought it was simply a trembling spell, until he started experiencing other symptoms such as involuntary movements, muscle rigidity, and a slow shuffling gait.
Although he was able to cope with the chronic disease initially, with time, the stiffness in his neck and back, and tremors in his arms and legs made day-to-day activities increasingly painful. Visits to multiple doctors proved to be fruitless. Mr A’s condition only worsened, and soon he was unable to chew, swallow, walk, write, or even speak clearly. The trauma and depression that followed made him a recluse – withdrawing from society almost entirely.
However, there was a light at the end of the tunnel. On April 2015, Mr A visited Plexus Neuro and Stem Cell Center, albeit with little hope for improvement. Nevertheless, an in-depth initial investigation by our specialists put to motion an individual treatment route specifically designed for him and the severity of his condition. The treatment was planned to help him regain strength, endurance, and flexibility - essential needs for a PD patient. The plan comprised stem cell therapy, intensive rehabilitation programmes, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy, which steadily rebuilt Mr A’s body and motor skills to perform daily functions.
In just two months, Mr A was a changed man. The treatment significantly improved his condition; he was now able to perform his daily tasks independently. This also gave Mr A his feeling of control and agency back, as he was actually doing things to help himself.
The biggest change though, was in his mental outlook. He began to dismiss his so-far negative attitude towards his condition and adopted a more positive outlook. With his hope restored, Mr A began to re-acclimate himself with society. It was very evident that his quality of life had changed - even his unclear, mumbling voice had been replaced with a louder, stronger one.
Thanks to Plexus’ treatment, what seemed like an impossible dream for Mr A, is now a reality. He is currently close to a 95% recovery. He no longer experiences any PD symptoms and is becoming fitter, stronger, and healthier by the day. In short, Mr A’s story of perseverance and patience is an inspiration for patients worldwide suffering from Parkinson’s.
Helping Patients Reclaim Their Lives
When 65-year-old Mrs Devi from Jharkhand made arrangements to come to Plexus, she wasn’t even sure she could make the trip. Suffering from Parkinson’s Disease (PD), Mrs Devi found it excruciating to get around the house, let alone travel for treatment. Her legs were weak, her feet were partially numb, and she experienced significant hand tremors. To make matters worse, she had recently become wheelchair bound.
The mother of two and grandmother of four had been suffering from Parkinson’s for the past seven years. The disease left her severely handicapped, leaving her unable to perform simple daily activities. Her condition got worse to a point where she felt too weak to even play with her grandchildren – which she considered her greatest loss.
Over the years, her condition had continued to deteriorate, with the onset of severe imbalance issues, muscle stiffness, and slowness in her body and gait. Multiple visits to doctors and multispeciality clinics all proved futile. Traditional treatments and procedures ultimately could not bring Mrs Devi back to her grandchildren. When Mrs Devi finally arrived at Plexus, our team performed extensive diagnostics to understand her condition. After careful analysis, a complete treatment program was designed keeping her specific needs in mind. The ensuing two-month therapy focused on helping her regain strength, build endurance, and improve flexibility. Our holistic approach included a unique combination of stem cell therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, acupuncture, and other rehabilitation therapies suited to a PD patient.
At the end of the two months, Mrs Devi felt a great reduction in the stiffness and tremors attacking her body. The treatment had made a huge difference in her life -- it was now possible for her to get dressed, shower, perform daily chores, and walk normally on her own.
Today, Mrs Devi lives her life without anything holding her back. She has even reported back to Plexus saying that her mood had improved a lot, she has renewed energy, and that she can now manage herself around the house independently. In fact, she even helped throw a party for her grandson’s birthday last year, where she helped with all the cooking and preparations. A year ago, this kind of activity would have been unthinkable for Mrs Davi. But thanks to Plexus, her story of recovery and rejuvenation inspires PD patients all over the world, and gives them hope that they too can regain control of their lives with the right treatment.
Turning Setbacks Into Comebacks
About a year ago, Mr S was forced to quit his job as typing on the keyboard was fast becoming an next to impossible task. The diagnosis revealed that he was suffering from Multiple Sclerosis – a condition where nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged, resulting in severe muscle weakness, muscle spasms, and difficulty in muscle coordination.
Traditional treatment and medications used to treat Multiple Sclerosis, while modestly effective, can have side effects as well as be poorly tolerated by the patient - as was the case with Mr S. No amount of consultations with neurologists seemed to help and the weakness in his arms and legs continued to worsen. This debilitating disease was making even walking or raising arms a difficulty. On the brink of losing all hope of recovery, he was introduced to Dr Na’eem, and through him to the wonders of stem cell therapy.
After carefully evaluating his condition, the Plexus team designed an extensive program for Mr S. Our focus was on returning function, preventing relapse, and reducing the existing damage. A holistic treatment plan, which included stem cell therapy coupled with other rehabilitation techniques such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and Chinese medicine, was put in place.
Mr S witnessed remarkable progress through the initial rehabilitation program. Our team ensured strict adherence to the program and proper, timely care. In just a few months, his condition had improved by 85%. His arm regained strength and he could now lift weights up to two kilograms. A quick recovery was on the cards and he soon returned to his hometown and rejoined work. Today, he is living a normal productive life, so much so that he regularly plays football. Truly an incredible recovery for someone who could not even walk a few months ago. Mr S’s story is one of triumph and a true inspiration for all Multiple Sclerosis patients facing setbacks in life.