Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy for Neuropathy
Are you suffering from neuropathy? You’re not alone. More than 3 million people are affected each year by some form of neuropathy, but many are unaware how stem cell therapy for neuropathy can offer a resolution to symptoms in a way other therapies just can’t. While a common cause of neuropathy is diabetes, it can also result from injuries, infections, and exposure to toxins. Whatever the cause of your current neuropathy symptoms, read on to discover how Stem Cell Centers can help you find relief.
How Do Stem Cells Work to Help with Neuropathy
Neuropathy occurs when nerves are damaged or destroyed and not able to send messages from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles, skin and other parts of your body. Peripheral nerves travel from the brain and spinal cord to the arms, hands, legs, and feet. When nerve damage occurs, numbness and pain in these areas is the result.
According to the National Institutes of Health, stem cells are young cells that can differentiate, or mature, into specific cell types– like blood cells or neurons. Learning how to differentiate stem cells into specific neuron types provides therapies for spinal cord injuries. Stem cells can replace old or damaged tissues with young and healthy cells allowing for the necessary healing to occur.
With neuropathy, stem cell treatment injects mesenchymal stem cells to the affected site that then can release neuroprotective and neuroregenerative factors, which can begin to rebuild nerves and reverse nerve damage. Because mesenchymal stem cells replicate, they can continue to offer pain relief and functionality for the patient now and in years to come.
Scientists harvest mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from the patient–an autologous transplant–or from a donor–an allogeneic transplant. Once the cells are harvested, they are then cultivated to appropriate levels then re-injected into the patient. Working side by side with hormones and growth factors, stem cells can find and repair neuropathic damage.
What Neuropathic Conditions Can Stem Cell Therapy Treat?
This condition is a result of an area that remains in an inflammatory state following injury which triggers neuropathic symptoms and pain. Chronic neuropathic pain can be permanently eliminated by injecting stem cells into the pain site augmenting normal wound repair.
Neuropathic Pain and Inflammation
“Neuropathic pain is one of the most difficult chronic pain conditions to treat and affects approximately 6% of the population and can be caused by any number of events,” the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said. A recent study showed “autologous administration of stem cells for neuropathic trigeminal pain significantly reduced pain intensity at 6 months and is a safe and well-tolerated intervention.”
Stem cell therapy can treat and reduce neuropathic pain by leveraging the power of platelet- and stem cell-released factors which trigger the sequence of steps involved in proper wound healing, tissue remodeling, wound repair and axon regeneration that get rid of neuropathic pain.
MSCs have been shown to provide an anti-inflammatory effect (through cytokine release) which reduces inflammation involved in neuropathic pain. MSCs play an important role in nerve healing and regeneration. “The safety of autologous MSC administration as a cellular therapy is well-established and accepted in both human and animal trials,” the NIH said.
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
MSCs can be utilized in cell-based strategies that get rid of neuropathic pain associated with inflammatory diseases like diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Researchers leverage the anti-inflammatory properties of MSCs to counteract the inflammation and pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
Sciatic Nerve Injury
Sciatic nerve injury is a common ailment that affects millions each year. According to the NIH, Stem cell transplantation is: “a promising treatment strategy for peripheral nerve injury, and has demonstrated utility in limiting neuronal damage.” Incorporating stem cell therapy for treating sciatic nerve injury has shown clinical improvement and vigorous nerve regeneration.
Experts believe that stem cell therapy as a therapeutic approach for sciatic nerve injury will become a routine treatment technique in coming years, especially with bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells.
UCLA researchers created a way to use stem cells to rebuild damaged spinal cords. “Researchers in the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research established a way to derive sensory interneurons, which are cells involved in reflexes and relaying sensory information to the brain, from stem cells. The researchers identified a specific signaling molecule that caused the stem cells to mature into sensory interneurons,” the study reported. Current spinal cord treatments work on protecting the spinal cord from more damage, while stem cell therapies have the potential to reverse and repair damage by replacing damaged cells with new ones.
Researchers plan to improve efficiency which will allow for more stem cells to transform into neurons that can be used in stem cell-based therapies. Using the current method, about 35 percent of stem cells mature into the desired type of sensory interneuron.
Stem Cell Therapy Treatment for Neuropathy
If you suffer from neuropathy, you may want to consider regenerative Stem Cell Therapy.
With recent strides in healthcare and science, alternative procedures are now available that may alleviate your neuropathy and the conditions that prompted it with an in-office injection procedure. Unlike traditional surgery, Stem Cell Therapy patients are typically encouraged to walk the same day, and most patients experience very little downtime following the procedure.
If neuropathy is limiting your daily routine or preventing you from pursuing activities you enjoy, regenerative Stem Cell Therapy for neuropathy may be the answer you’ve been looking for! Stem Cell Centers offer the latest Stem Cell Therapy techniques as a natural, effective method for helping treat your injuries and avoid surgery.
Common Conditions Treated:
- Chronic Neuropathy
- Neuropathic pain and Inflammation
- Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
- Sciatic Nerve Injury
- Nerve Trauma
- Pins-and-needles Sensation
- Extreme sensitivity to touch
Are You a Candidate?
If chronic knee, back, hip, shoulder pain, osteoarthritis, arthritis or other joint pain is limiting your daily routine or preventing you from activities you enjoy; regenerative stem cell therapy may be the answer you’ve been looking for!
Regenerative stem cell therapy may offer, long-term relief for people that are suffering from joint pain, arthritis, and neuropathy. The procedure takes less than 30 minutes with minimal pain. Contact us today to find out if regenerative medicine may be right for you.