Stem Cell Therapy Holds Promise For Neuropathy

Oct 9, 2018 | Blog

Have you ever wondered about the human body’s mechanism to treat itself through a natural process? Well, if you haven’t then you need to read this:

The doctors have discovered a new perspective where a body can reverse the damage or the injury and start its own rejuvenation process. This process is called stem cell therapy.

Stem cell therapy is a new groundbreaking treatment to heal chronic and even lifelong diseases. Diseases like cancer, arthritis or prolonged neuropathic pain can awfully impact a person’s life. And when it comes to neuropathy, only some of the underlying causes can be cured. Over-the-counter medicines and antidepressants can fight its symptoms but not permanently remove the disease. In such severe conditions, it is advisable to opt for stem cell therapy to treat neuropathy.

What is Neuropathy?

Neuropathy refers to the malfunction of the nerves or a damage in the nerves of our body. The nervous system of our body is responsible for our communication with the outside world and the control of the entire mechanism of our body. Moreover, the transmission of the signals between the various parts of our body is also carried out by the nervous system. When the damage occurs in the nervous system, the transmission of the signals is disrupted which leads to several health conditions. Pain instigated by neuropathy is called neuropathic pain. This kind of pain is debilitating, chronic and has a deteriorating effect on the quality of life.

Neuropathy – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

It can result from numerous diseases, injuries and health conditions like trauma.

Did you know? – Around 30% of neuropathy cases are due to the nerve damage associated with diabetes. However, hundreds of diseases are connected to neuropathic pain.

Apart from diabetes, the most common causes of neuropathy are vitamin deficiencies, autoimmune diseases like arthritis, alcoholism, injury, and genetic disorders. Neuropathy is basically of four types – Peripheral neuropathy, Cranial neuropathy, Autonomic neuropathy, and Focal neuropathy.

Now, you might be wondering what all are the symptoms of neuropathy or how neuropathy can be identified? The degree to which a person is affected by neuropathy varies, but there are some common symptoms, which are:-

  • Loss of bladder control
  • Uncontrolled muscle twitches and cramps
  • Impaired indigestion
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Blurred vision and impaired eyesight
  • Restricted control of the limbs

In the extreme cases that involve lungs, breathing also becomes difficult which leads to lung failure. Moreover, neuropathic pain is also a common condition that affects the well-being and quality of one’s life.

Neuropathic pain is a very complex disease and its treatment is very expensive. Treatments of neuropathy include various prescribed medications, antidepressants, and therapies. In the cases like diabetes and vitamin deficiency, the underlying cause is approached rather than treating the symptoms. The presently available treatments treat only the symptoms to manage the pain and not the cause.

The pain from the neuropathy can be lessened if the patient takes care of a few things such as restricting alcohol, heavy metal toxicity, and extensive treatment of diabetes.

However, the doctors have a whole new perspective to treat neuropathy through ‘stem cell therapy’. Stem cell therapy holds a great potential for the future. It is a modern treatment option to neuropathic nerve damage and to reverse neuropathic pain. Clinical evidence suggests that stem cell therapy is the most effective strategy and a definite pain relief treatment.

But before we proceed with the correlation between neuropathy and stem cell therapy, let us begin with understanding stem cell therapy:

What is stem cell therapy?

Also known as regenerative medicine, stem cell therapy is the use of stem cells to treat and prevent various diseases. Stem cell therapy has the power to improve chronic conditions as well as treat even lifelong diseases such as diabetes and cancer. Now, you might be thinking that how does this miraculous therapy work? So, here it goes:-

The human body has an innate ability to heal itself. Stem cells have great potential for tissue regeneration and repair. Under stem cell therapy, stem cells from the patient’s body are extracted, then they are processed and implanted back into the patient’s body. The implanted stem cells then proliferate into similar kind of cells to perform a specific function and the healing process is thus initiated.

The stem cell therapy directly treats the nerves that are damaged rather than working on the symptoms or alleviating the pain.

The process of stem cell therapy for neuropathy:

Stem cells have an ability to differentiate into the specialized cells. They can multiply into a similar kind of infinite cells to perform a specific function. It is interesting to know that a stem cell can become any one of the 220 different cells in the body.

This special ability of stem cells is helpful to create multiple cells of the kind of cells that are damaged and require the healing process.

Step 1 – Sampling- The primary step to stem cell therapy is to take sample cells from the fatty tissues of the body. Stem cells are harvested from any part of the body like stomach or legs.

Step 2 – Process – These stem cells are then processed with an aim to separate the adult stem cells from the remaining cells. Adult stem cells are the cells that have the potential to convert into any type of cells.

Step 3 – Stromal Vascular Fraction – SVF are the end product or, in other words, the concentrated stem cells. SVFs are the stem cells that are injected back into the patient’s body. When injected, they automatically reach the patient’s diseased body area and start the regeneration process. The damaged areas of the body release growth factors and then the SVF or the concentrated adult stem cells are drawn to the area of injury or the disease.

Step 4 – Injection in the damaged nerves – With the help of a small needle, SVFs are injected about 1 centimeter deep directly into the areas of damaged nerves.

Responses usually start after a few weeks or months of the treatment. The treatment suggests consistent 3-6 sessions of the therapy. The success of stem cell therapy leads to functional improvement combined by a shortened recovery time. The good news is that the therapy results in positive outcomes without the intervention of the surgery.

Stem cell therapy is gaining popularity and is rapidly expanding. The regrowth of the brain cells and improvements in neurological functions have been drastic with stem cell therapy. It is preferred to treat neuropathic pain because:-

Effective – Stem cell therapy treats the root cause of the disease and does not restricts itself to treating only symptoms. Stem cell therapies also hold the potential to treat diseases for which only fewer treatments exist.

Safe – While it reverses the neuropathic pain, stem cell therapy is totally safe and there are no or fewer side effects.

Non-surgical – Stem cell therapy eliminates the need for the surgery and there are no complications or risks involved.

Quick results – Chronic neuropathic pain could be the worst thing. But with stem cell therapy for neuropathy, the patients have to take around 3-6 sessions depending on the severity of the pain and considering some factors like age. But the results could be seen in weeks or months. The recovery time with stem cell therapy is very fast.

Add-on benefits – The best thing about stem cell therapy is that besides treating the disease, there are various benefits experienced as a result of the therapy. Improved skin texture, anti-aging benefits, and reduction in hair loss are some of the benefits of stem cell therapy.

So, go ahead and select stem cell therapy to get a permanent relief to your neuropathic pain. At Kennedy Health Pain Relief & Wellness Center, we offer a complete healing environment to our patients. We believe in providing effective treatment as an alternative to risky surgeries and perpetual drugs. By staying updated with the most rehabilitative therapies, we offer the best non-invasive health care to our patients.

At Kennedy Pain Relief & Wellness Center, the diagnosis of neuropathy includes a complete physical examination and an analysis of the medical history of the patients. Alongside taking a medical examination of the patients, we also understand the functions of sensory nerves and learn about the severity of pain in the patient’s body. Understanding the cause of the neuropathic pain is also a significant factor before starting the treatment. Tests like EMG, X-rays, CT scans and MRI scans are performed to know the health condition. We also look for any hereditary links associated to a patient’s conditions.

If you are suffering from acute or a prolonged neuropathy pain, do not delay. Stem cell therapy for neuropathy is an effective solution. Schedule an appointment with Kennedy Pain Relief & Wellness Center today. We find the underlying cause of your ailment and eliminate it forever. With the treatment, we also give consultation, post-treatment, and home care tips to our patients. If you are ignoring your pain, then now is the right time to consult. Contact us today.