Neuropathy, often referred to as peripheral neuropathy, is a condition where damage or dysfunction of the nerves results in numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, and pain in the affected area.
This damage to the neurons disrupts how messages are communicated to the brain. One of the newest, and possibly most sought-after treatments for neuropathy is regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine may hold the key to repairing these nerve cells and thereby re-establishing communication with the brain.
Stem Cell Therapy for Neuropathy
Stem cell therapy is one of the most popular forms of regenerative medicine available. The reason for this is because stem cell therapy treats the underlying cause of neuropathy, rather than just masking the symptoms. It has been proven to be very safe, with little to no evidence of adverse effects on patients. Stem cells are also exceptional at reducing inflammation.
Mesenchymal stem cells, or MSCS, are the type of stem cell used to treat autoimmune diseases, particularly neuropathy. They are multipotent cells, which means they can turn into any other cell or tissue or organ in the body. These mesenchymal stem cells contain growth factors and regenerative properties.
The Mesenchymal stem cells are generally injected into the problematic area.The MSCs signal other cells to start repairing damaged tissue. This encourages the body to activate its natural healing abilities. Damaged neurons may regenerate, and greatly improve nerve functions throughout the body and brain. Since stem cells also regulate the immune system, they elicit an immune response of various cells to help heal irregularities.
What to Expect After Stem Cell Therapy
Immediately after treatment you should get rest, and avoid anti-inflammatory drugs for the first couple of weeks. Niceable responses to regenerative medicine usually begin after a few weeks. The reason for this is that it takes time for the stem cells to regenerate the damaged cells and tissues to normal working order. The more time that goes by, the more repairs that take place.
After stem cell therapy, patients with neuropathy have shown a significant reduction in pain and numbness as well as regaining strength back in compromised parts of the body. A second dosage may also be recommended depending on severity of the disease. Please keep in mind, the earlier you time your stem cell procedure, the higher the chances for a successful outcome.
If your daily activities are being affected by neuropathy, it might be time to seek medical advice. Please call us today with any questions 832-402-6911.