Stem cell therapy is a promising treatment approach for peripheral neuropathy, although more research is needed to fully understand its effectiveness and safety. Stem cells have the ability to differentiate into various types of cells and have the potential to regenerate damaged nerve tissue.
In stem cell therapy for peripheral neuropathy, stem cells can be obtained from various sources such as bone marrow. Once harvested, the stem cells are processed and then injected into the affected area. The stem cells can then differentiate into nerve cells or other supportive cells, helping to repair and regenerate damaged tissue.
Several studies have shown promising results with stem cell therapy for peripheral neuropathy. In a clinical trial involving patients with diabetic neuropathy, intravenous infusion of autologous bone marrow-derived stem cells resulted in significant improvements in nerve function and reduced pain levels.
Another study involving patients with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy showed that intravenous infusion of mesenchymal stem cells resulted in significant improvements in nerve function and reduced pain levels.
Although stem cell therapy for peripheral neuropathy is still considered experimental, it shows promise as a potential treatment option for individuals with this condition. However, it’s important to note that not all individuals with peripheral neuropathy may be suitable candidates for stem cell therapy, and the long-term safety and efficacy of this treatment approach are still being studied. It’s important to discuss the risks and benefits of stem cell therapy with a qualified healthcare provider.
How does it work?
Stem cells are special cells that have the ability to develop into different types of cells in the body, such as muscle, bone, and cartilage cells. By harvesting these cells from the patient’s own bone marrow, they can be injected into the damaged area to promote healing and tissue regeneration.
During the painless procedure, a small amount of bone marrow is typically taken from the patient’s hip bone using a needle. The bone marrow is then processed to isolate the stem cells, which are then injected into the affected area using imaging guidance to ensure accurate placement.
While it may not provide immediate pain relief, it provides long-term benefits and improves overall function and quality of life. If you are considering this treatment option, it is important to book your FREE consultation with us to determine if it is right for you.
How does stem cell treatment help
- Promoting tissue regeneration: Stem cells have the ability to develop into different types of cells in the body, including spine discs, muscle, bone, and cartilage cells. By injecting stem cells into the damaged area, they can help promote tissue regeneration and repair damaged tissues.
- Reducing inflammation: Chronic inflammation in the area contributes to pain and may require surgical intervention. Stem cells have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.
- Stimulating natural healing: Stem cells can stimulate the body’s natural healing process by releasing growth factors and other proteins that help repair damaged tissues.
- Minimally invasive procedure: Stem cell treatments are typically performed on an outpatient basis and involve a minimally invasive injection procedure. This means less downtime and a quicker recovery period compared to traditional back surgery.
- Customizable treatment: Stem cell treatments can be customized to each patient’s individual needs and can target specific areas, making them a more precise and targeted treatment option.
It is important to note that not all cases of tendon, ligament, cartilage pain and lesions can be treated with stem cell treatments and that each case is unique. It is important to consult with us to determine if stem cell treatment is a viable option for your specific case.
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What do I need to have prior to receiving stem cells treatment?
- Book Free consultation with us.
- Bring your MRI results. If you don’t have an MRI test done recently, don’t worry. Miami Stem Cell has partnered with imaging clinics to provide MRIs to our patients for as little as $200 per test. Ask us about our partnerships.
- Do a tumor marker test. This is a simple blood test that you will need to do prior to the procedure.
- Bring someone to drive you back home.
What to expect?
Stem cell treatment using bone marrow is a minimally invasive procedure that is typically performed on an outpatient basis. The procedure itself can take up to an hour and the patients can go home after the procedure.
After the procedure, patients may experience some soreness or discomfort at the site of the bone marrow extraction, but this typically subsides within a few days. Pain relief may not be immediate, as it can take several weeks for the stem cells to start promoting healing and tissue regeneration.
It is important to follow any post-procedure instructions provided by your healthcare provider, including any physical therapy or rehabilitation exercises, to help optimize the healing process.