Peripheral neuropathy is a painful disorder that includes burning, tingling, numbness, itching and other pains in the extremities and limbs. Traditional medicine attempts to treat the pain—which is a result of damaged nerves—rather than the root cause of neuropathy.
If you suffer from peripheral neuropathy, your body is having trouble healing itself. Stem cell allograft therapy for peripheral neuropathy in Naples, FL can be effective in treating the root of the pain so you can begin leading a pain-free life. Here’s an overview of peripheral neuropathy and how stem cell treatments encourage healing.
Peripheral neuropathy: A painful nerve disorder
All humans have different types of nerves: brain, spinal cord and peripheral. Peripheral nerves are the kind that run through your body and transmit sensations like hot and cold or pleasure and pain. When your peripheral nerves are damaged, your brain can’t interpret their signals correctly. In turn, you may experience numbness, burning, itching, tingling, stabbing or a “pins and needles” feeling in the affected areas. Some patients experience an inability to grip objects, heaviness in their limbs, sexual dysfunction and diarrhea as a result of their neuropathy.
Nerve damage typically starts in the feet and hands and can radiate up the arms and legs if the root cause isn’t addressed. There are different types of peripheral neuropathy—perhaps the most commonly recognized kind is carpal tunnel syndrome.
Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by injury, but several other conditions can also cause or complicate the condition. Diabetes, poor nutrition, alcoholism, kidney and thyroid disease, infections, inherited diseases and more may trigger painful nerve damage—but about a third of peripheral neuropathy cases have no known root cause, making it much harder to fight the pain.
Stem cell therapy and peripheral neuropathy
Neuropathy can be treated in a number of traditional and modern ways, including stem cell allograft therapy. Stem cell therapy can be an effective way to help damaged nerves heal themselves, thanks to the stem cells’ ability to restore, replicate, or regenerate tissues and structures. Stem cells are the building blocks of every kind of cell in the human body—in fact, the ones we use are harvested from umbilical cords after healthy c-section deliveries in FDA approved labs. As the stem cells are injected into the site of the nerve pain, they help find the damage and aid the body with its natural healing processes. This can repair the nerves themselves and restore function to the affected areas.
Stem cell therapy for peripheral neuropathy in Naples, FL is a minimally invasive treatment. Since the cells are delivered via injection, there’s very little pain and no need for surgery. As a result, recovery time is minimal, and you may only need one or just a few sessions before you notice a drastic improvement in how you feel.
Consulting with a professional is the first step in addressing your peripheral neuropathy. The team at Feel Amazing Institute, formerly Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology works with patients to evaluate the source of their pain, then determine the best course of treatment. Call today to get started.