As the use of stem cells continues to evolve, new applications are being introduced for ailments beyond chronic pain, COPD, erectile dysfunction (ED), etc. Now, patients who experience peripheral neuropathy as a result of damage to peripheral nerves can benefit from stem cell therapies at the Center for Wellbeing.
For patients who experience peripheral neuropathy, symptoms include pain, a pins-and-needles sensation, numbness and weakness, typically in the hands and feet. Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by a variety of factors including traumatic injuries, infections, alcoholism and exposure to toxins, with the most common cause being type 2 diabetes.
So, how can stem cell therapy help? Studies show that the very same mesenchymal stem cells that our clinic uses to treat chronic pain, COPD and ED have beneficial results for patients with peripheral neuropathy. Derived and donated from the umbilical cords of healthy mothers and babies, mesenchymal stem cells sense where there is injury and, thorough their multipotency and regenerative properties, use the body’s natural self-healing process to produce new stem cells that help repair damaged nerves. The cells produce anti-inflammatory effects and promote sensory nerve repair providing a safer and more effective alternative when it comes to managing peripheral neuropathic pain.
This stem cell therapy differs slightly from how we would typically treat patients with joint and chronic pain. For neuropathy in the feet, a special injection protocol is administered in the leg surrounding specific nerves, with a keen awareness of not injecting the nerves themselves. Alternatively, some patients may opt for an IV injection, where the stem cells are administered via a traditional intravenous infusion.
To learn more about stem cell therapy for peripheral neuropathy as well as other stem cell therapies we offer, please visit the conditions portion of our website, or sign up for one of our local, free seminars in a town near you!