Strokes and Traumatic Brain Injury
Conveniently located to serve the areas of San Clemente and Orange County, CA
Welcome to our page dedicated to Stroked and Traumatic Brain Injuries. Strokes are one of the top causes of death in the United States and a leading cause of major disability. We look forward to helping you gain the education and awareness you need to make the most informed decision on your next steps toward renewed health.
At Dr. Steenblock’s Personalized Regenerative Medicine Clinic the treatment planning process is individualized in the sense that disease & bodily vulnerabilities, deficiencies, and the like are identified and then “matched” to the appropriate therapies and treatment protocols that are most likely to affect healing and restoration. Thanks to this kind of dogged commitment to innovation Dr. Steenblock has gotten results and outcomes that have eluded most other doctors. Stroke is one of the top causes of death in the United States and a leading cause of major disability.
Approximately 800,000 people have a stroke each year — about once every four seconds, with one person dying every four minutes as a result. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. When blood flow does not reach the brain, brain cells begin to die, which results in brain damage. The brain functions that are affected depend on where the stroke occurs and how much damage has occurred.
5 Ways to Recover from a Stroke
If you notice any of these signs, you may be seeing or experiencing a stroke. BE FAST and CALL 911 immediately!
In his decades of private practice, Dr. Steenblock has established himself as a pioneer in many fields of medicine.
From stroke care and acute brain trauma to regenerative and cell-based medicine in the treatment of ALS, Cerebral Palsy, and other chronic and degenerative diseases, what has separated Dr. Steenblock from his peers is his unique and comprehensive approach to patient care.
Highlighted Story: Mr. Fall
This is Mr.Fall. He came to Dr. Steenblock after suffering from a stroke. Within a two week period of treatment with the strategic use of regenerative medical treatment administered by the team at Personalized Regenerative Medicine, Mr. Fall showed an amazing improvement, increasing body balance and strength, having more stability during movement, while being able to walk faster and with more confidence. This video shows a before and after of his experience at Personalized Regenerative Medicine.
Helpful Tips for Stroke Patients
Stem Cells and Healing
Dr. Steenblock’s personal and medical career can be summed up with one word: Innovation. He has, in fact, spent over four decades doing the sort of in-office exploration and experimentation that has traditionally driven progress in medical science. And, while most doctors adhere to “formulaic treatment approaches” that enjoy official approval, medical innovators like Dr. Steenblock use drugs off-label and employ established & new therapies in unique ways and combinations.
In addition, Dr. Steenblock focuses on creating individualized patient programs that take into account unique variations in each patient’s biochemistry, predispositions, disease & bodily vulnerabilities, deficiencies, and more. These are all painstakingly identified and then addressed or otherwise therapeutically exploited.
As part of Dr. Steenblock’s quest to innovate and customize patient care, he found that many chronic and degenerative diseases are slowed, halted, and even reversed when nature’s own repair & restoration mechanism, namely adult (nonembryonic) stem cells, is augmented. This makes sense really as disease prods the sufferer’s body to attempt to repair the damage by activating stem cells residing in the affected tissues. This process also results in the mobilization of stem cells from the bone marrow and their attraction to diseased areas. Unfortunately, these stem cells are not always up to the job of repair and regeneration especially when it comes to aging, sedentary, or chronically ill people, mainly because their marrow tends to harbor large numbers of senescent (inactive) stem cells. This is where Dr. Steenblock’s penchant to innovate resulted in an elegant solution: In-a-word, Neupogen®. He found that by giving these patients injections of the FDA approved stem cell mobilizing drug Neupogen® for five (5) consecutive days, their marrow purged out the senescent stem cells and then created up to ten times as much healthier, more activate stem cells.
Once a patient’s marrow is brimming with new, more active stem cells, Dr. Steenblock removes a small quantity and uses this to produce what is referred to as bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC), which he then administers back to the patient.
Connect with us to request more information about Dr. Steenblock and his celebrated blend of innovation and personalized regenerative medicine, including his use of stem cells.
Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments
Used in maxillofacial and plastic surgery since the early 1980’s, the technique has been developed recently to aid in the treatment of professional athletes, recovering from injuries. We draw your own blood and concentrate the platelets to 4 to 5 times beyond normal and, using ultrasound to guide us, inject them precisely into injured areas. The treatment also activates SC’s in the injured area calling them into action. The procedure can be used in combination with SC treatments or alone.
SCT Therapy & Injections
Adult SC are cells from your own body that are essentially “un-programmed” meaning that they can turn into other cell types (differentiate). They are naturally occurring cells that are can renew themselves and turn into other cells (differentiate). They are inside your body and are an essential component of the healing process. We know areas of the body where more SC occur, bone marrow for example. We can harvest these cells from your own tissues in high concentration and direct them with exact precision to the injured area.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used for decades to treat chronic wounds and other medical conditions, including severe anemia (low iron in the blood) and carbon monoxide poisoning. This therapy provides you with air that contains 100 percent oxygen. (Room air contains about 21% oxygen.) You’ll have hyperbaric oxygen therapy inside a special pressurized chamber, allowing your lungs to absorb greater amounts of oxygen as you breathe.
We commonly use hyperbaric oxygen therapy alone or with other medical treatments, such as medications, SCT, or PRP. Most people receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy on an outpatient basis for 1 to 2 hours each session.
Oxygen is delivered to the cells via the hemoglobin in red blood cells. Pressurized oxygen is dissolved in your body’s fluids and transported to all tissues, even those with poor circulation, reviving the mitochondria in your neurons. Healthy mitochondria are essential because they produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate) our primary energy supply. Consequently, the mitochondria consume the majority of our cellular oxygen in exchange for the massive amounts of ATP they must produce. Anytime your muscles move, a thought runs through your brain, you sweat, salivate or look at something; billions of ATP are consumed to power the process.
Alternatives To Surgery
The targeted precision of regenerative compounds can help you avoid surgery.
The healing properties of regenerative compounds are only effective as the precision with which they are delivered. With Personalized Regenerative Medicine & the Stroke Doctor, we employ ultrasound technology to precisely identify the injured area, and target the customized biologic treatment (Platelet Rich Plasma and SCT) for maximum effectiveness. This can be a highly effective surgical alternative that can get you back at it sooner, and with less recovery time.
Injuries sideline us all from time to time but we want to get you back on track without resorting to surgery. Our minimally invasive procedures tap into your body’s own healing and regeneration systems and boost the natural healing process to speed recovery and get you back to do doing what you love.