Stem Cell Therapy for Neuropathy
What is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy is a condition that occurs when the nerves in our body are either damaged or diseased. Due to nerve damage, the nerve signals/messages that are passed to and fro between the spinal cord and the brain are disrupted. Some common symptoms of neuropathy are loss of bladder control, restricted movements of limbs, uncontrolled muscle twitches, cramps, decreased reflexes, impaired digestion and impaired eyesight. Research has now proven that certain cases of neuropathy can now be treated with adult stem cells also called Stem Cell Therapy.
What are the common causes of neuropathy?
- Diabetes mellitus
- Auto-immune diseases
- Environmental hazards
How is Neuropathy treated with Stem Cell Therapy?
This therapy treats the nerves that are damaged directly without trying to mask the symptoms or alleviate pain. Stem cells have the special ability to differentiate into other specialized cells. The first step of the Stem Cell therapy is to get a sample (about 50ml) of your cells from the fatty tissues of your body. This is how fat cells are harvested from either your stomach or legs. This sample is then processed via a centrifuge and incubator to isolate the adult stem cells from the rest of the cells.
The end product is the Stromal Vascular Fraction which is concentrated stem cells being prepared for the next phase. The damaged nerve cells release growth factors which act like messages to attract the stem cells into the diseased area. So when the stem cells are then injected into the body they automatically travel to the cells that are damaged and start the regeneration process.
What are the benefits of Stem cell therapy for neuropathy?
As this mode of treatment is still in its initial stages, practitioners have found that esp. people with autoimmune, toxic and environmental peripheral neuropathy respond positively for this treatment. Stem cells are highly potent cells that aid in rapid healing and regeneration. Hence it is highly effective in providing relief and repeated treatments can help to cure.