The impact of Peripheral Neuropathy on the United States
Do you know?
“According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, more than 20 million people in the United States have been estimated to have some form of peripheral neuropathy. ”
Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy
- muscle weakness
- painful cramps
- fasciculations and muscle shrinking
- disrupted sleep
- excess sweating
- heat intolerance
- inability to expand and contract the small blood vessels that regulate blood pressure
- gastrointestinal symptoms
- foot and ankle pain
- inflammation in knees, calves, or shoulders
- limited movement
- numbness and tingling
A lot of suffering and pain, right? However, trust us when we say that we have actually seen people walk away from the pain with positive results. So yes, there is a treatment that can heal peripheral neuropathy.
Stem cell therapy for neuropathy
Stem cell therapy for neuropathy is one of the most favored treatments. Want to know why?
An athlete named John Shelby fell while he was running the last lap. Thankfully it was just a practice session, so John was saved from the embarrassment. He had been on multiple treks before and also ran many races and marathons. So it was surprising for an athlete of his stature to stumble while running.
Considering the fact that he was running continuously for an hour before stumbling, his close friends and family suggested that he was just tired.
However, John had a strong feeling that this time, it was not the tiredness, it was something else.
So he came to our clinic and discovered that he was suffering from Peripheral Neuropathy.
Let’s go through the conversation between John and the doctor:
John: What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Doctor: Mr. Shelby, it’s a condition that destroys the peripheral nervous system. To be more simple, peripheral neuropathy damages the network that carries signals from the central nervous system. It must have felt like a burning sensation, right?
John: Yes, doc!
Doctor: The sensation was a message that was passed from the brain through the peripheral nerves. These nerves also carry signals from the central nervous system to the rest of the body. The signals for muscles to expand and contract, move, the signals that help digestion, your urination, and keeping the immune system right is also the job of peripheral nerves.
John: Doctor, are you saying I’m in big trouble?
Doctor: Yes you are, and you must start treatment as early as possible! Neuropathic symptoms majorly depend on the type of nerve that it’s affecting.
John: Okay, tell me more!
Doctor: So, basically there are three types of nerves in the body
1. Motor nerves that control the movement when you are in a conscious state like walking or talking
2. Sensory nerves are those that transmit information when you feel pain from an injury
3. The activities like breathing, digestion, other heart functions are all controlled by the autonomic nerves.
Most of the times, for people suffering from neuropathy report symptoms that show an effect on all three kinds of nerves, but there are certain cases when only one or two have been affected.
So Mr. Shelby, we still have to discover whether you are suffering from predominantly motor neuropathy, predominantly sensory neuropathy, sensory-motor neuropathy, or autonomic neuropathy.
John: But doctor, what is the best way to treat neuropathy? Will I have to have surgery?
Doctor: People who have tried everything to subside their neuropathic pain have also tried stem cell therapy for neuropathy with success.
So, what’s so special about stem cell therapy that helps cure pain?
Stem cells are capable of being inserted into the human body to transform into specific cells and cure the disease. These cells regenerate and repair the damaged tissues in the body, and produce new healthy cells.
The sole quality to regenerate gives stem cells the credibility to be used to perform treatment in several ailments.
Recent statistics also have shown substantial growth in the global stem cell banking market, which was approximately USD 6.68 billion in 2018, and is expected to generate around USD 13.36 billion by 2025.
The same report further states that the growing number of patients of chronic diseases, and hence the increase in the research activities that use stem cells are the major factors that will trigger the growth of stem cell therapy.
Stem cell therapy is seen as one of the best option by people for the following
- spinal cord injuries
- type 1 diabetes
- Parkinson’s disease
- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Alzheimer’s disease
- heart disease
Stem cell therapy promotes the repair of diseased, dead, and injured tissues. The derivatives of stem cells in many investigations have been found to inhibit qualities that regenerate the dead cells in the body, and hence the dead functions.
The process involves the collection of stem cells from the person’s body in the clinic and then manipulated into specific types of cells, such as heart muscle cells, blood cells, or nerve cells.
The next step involving the injection process is carried out under supervision. This is the place where the magic happens! Peripheral neuropathic pain is severe and the ones who ignore it have to face complications.
Stem cells are injected into the patient’s body precisely into the joints, ligaments, or tendons.
- These injected cells then adjust inflammation by dividing and duplicating themselves into different types of cells. This depends on the location into which these cells have been injected.
- Eventually, these injected stem cells work towards improving the symptoms of the neuropathic pain.
- Patients should seek treatment as early as possible. When ignored for a long time, the pain increases and the chances for reaping the benefits of stem cell therapy for neuropathic pain decreases.
Why patients prefer stem cell treatment more for neuropathic pain?
- Patients who face neuropathic pain can resort to anticonvulsant and antidepressant drugs. The easy availability and instant results drive patients to consume them.
However, experts have always criticized the use of these drugs as they may be beneficial in the short term, but these drugs produce severe complications for the patients in the long run.
- On the other hand, when a patient undergoes stem cell treatment for neuropathic pain, he/she doesn’t have to take any drug that can be harmful to the body. Also, the procedure doesn’t involve any surgery which can burn a hole in the patient’s pocket.
- Moreover, the other benefits of utilizing stem cell therapy for neuropathy are lower recovery times compared to surgical methods, lower risks of any side effects as the cells being inserted are from the patient’s own body, and the pros of the treatment are for long term.
Nerve damage is decreased efficiently over time, and the patient can soon return to work.
- Patients who have suffered neuropathic pain have often reported sleeplessness, decrease in functionality of various body parts, and also a decrease in the range of motion of the body.
Stem cells have the righteous quality to speed up the recovery process and decrease the time for healing wounds and injuries. All of this with less, or at times no need for medications.
The ultimate results favor a better sleep, a better range of motion, and speedy recovery from neuropathic pain.
To sum up,
Stem cell therapy for neuropathic pain is effective and safe. How can the cells from your body be harmful to you? The risk factors are low, and the patients get a holistic approach for treating their disease. Stem cell treatments truly transforms science into medicine.
Kennedy Health Pain Relief & Wellness Center can help you get your act together and fight neuropathic pain. With our goal of offering cutting-edge, extensively researched stem cell therapy to improve a patient’s quality of life, we are the best stem cell therapy clinic in Wilmington, Delaware. Call today to schedule a consultation!