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What is Neuropathy?
Nerves serve a variety of important functions in your body – from sending feedback to the brain to sending movement signals to the muscles. When the nerves become damaged from things like injuries, infections, or chronic disease they can cause constant negative feedback like feelings of pain, tingling, numbness, weakness, and pins and needles. These sensations can be uncomfortable and debilitating, especially after long periods of time. Stem cells have the potential to intervene in this process and work to repair and rejuvenate damaged nerves. Patients can find relief with customized therapies created by our expert team.
What Causes Neuropathy?
There are a variety of causes of neuropathy, including injuries, stroke, illnesses, or even genetics. In some cases, nerves can become sensitized and send signals without outside stimuli causing pain or fasciculations. In other cases, the myelin sheath that covers the nerve cell can deteriorate and disrupt the nerve’s normal function. Some neuropathies can be caused by conditions like diabetes, carpal tunnel syndrome, Guillain-Barre syndrome, sciatica, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV, lupus, and vitamin B deficiency. Additionally, exposure to certain toxic materials like illicit drugs and industrial heavy metals can cause neuropathies.
How Can Stem Cells Help Neuropathy?
Stem cells can effectively regenerate nerve tissue, leading to a decrease in symptoms like pain and tingling for patients with neuropathies. Stem cells can also be an effective therapy for the underlying causes of neuropathy, like rheumatoid arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome. By reducing the pain and discomfort that comes with neuropathy, you can return to your active lifestyle and improve your overall health.
Stem Cell Therapy for Neuropathy
Stem cell therapy for neuropathy works by injecting stem cells from your own tissue or that of a donor. Once injected into the area, stem cells begin to regenerate new, healthy cells. Stem cell therapy can be performed as an outpatient procedure at our Kirkland and St. Petersburg offices and you can return home afterward. There is very little risk of adverse reaction to stem cells since it uses your own tissue or a screened donor’s. During a consultation with our stem cell experts, you can learn more about your regenerative medicine options.
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At Axis Stem Cell Institute, we believe that living your best life starts with harnessing your health and breaking free of chronic pain. Our team can take a holistic approach to your health and body with the latest regenerative therapies and provide the most up-to-date information on stem cell advancements. To schedule a consultation at our Seattle or St. Petersburg office by calling 206.823.0960 or filling out our online form.