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Neuropathy

Neuropathy, also called Peripheral Neuropathy (PN),is either damage to or disease which affects nerves in the body. It affects about 6-7% of the population, and can be caused by systemic diseases such as diabetes, leprosy, vitamin deficiency, or certain medications (such as medications for chemotherapy). It may be a chronic, long-term condition where symptoms begin and progress slowly or begin suddenly and have a rapid progression.

Symptoms of neuropathy range depending on the specific type, but can include:

  • Numbness or a burning sensation (tingling) in the feet or hands
  • Painful cramps
  • Fine muscle twitching
  • Muscle loss
  • Changes in skin, hair and nails
  • Bone degeneration

Treatment for neuropathy has traditionally included physical therapy and primarily treating the root cause of the disease, for example treating diabetes with blood sugar management.

If traditional neuropathy treatments have not proven successful, then you may want to consider regenerative medicine, such as stem cell therapy. Stem cells bring an entirely new approach to chronic pain treatment, and in treating damaged nerves affected by neuropathy. Stem cells are unique in that they have the incredible ability to replicate and create new, healthy cells, while repairing damaged tissue. The best stem cells to use for neuropathy are embryonic, bone marrow or fat-derived.

The stem cell therapy procedure is relatively painless, using stem cells from the patient’s own body, and can provide lasting relief. First, the doctor will remove a bit of fat from your body – usually your leg or stomach. Next, the cells are processed using a centrifuge and incubator to isolate the adult stem cells from the fat cells. The isolated stem cells are then reinjected into the areas of the involved nerves and damaged tissues. Patients can expect relief in a few weeks to months following treatment.

Our goal at Regenerative Sports, Spine & Spa is to get our patients back on the road to optimum health and wellness. If you are experiencing moderate symptoms associated with neuropathy, please contact our office to schedule a personal and private consultation. We look forward to hearing about your struggles with neuropathy, and developing a treatment plan specific to your needs.

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At Regenerative Sports, Spine & Spa, our goal and passion is to get people back to their lives, whether they are derailed by injury, they are not feeling like themselves, or if the natural aging process has slowed them down. We help our clients get back to work, sports, daily activities and beauty, so they can enjoy their lives again.

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