RIB CAGE (INTERCOSTAL NEURALGIA & SHINGLES)
Intercostal neuralgia is a type of nerve pain that occurs when the intercostal nerves that run between the ribs become irritated or damaged. This can cause pain, burning, or aching sensations in the chest and rib cage area. Intercostal neuralgia can be caused by a variety of factors, including trauma or injury to the ribs, viral infections, or nerve damage related to surgery.
Shingles is a viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus can remain dormant in the nerve cells.
Later in life, the virus can reactivate and cause a painful rash that typically occurs on one side of the body. Shingles can affect the nerves that run along the rib cage, causing pain, burning, or aching sensations in the chest and rib cage area.
Regenerative medicine can be used to treat intercostal neuralgia and shingles by promoting the body’s natural healing processes and reducing inflammation in the affected area.
Another approach to regenerative medicine for intercostal neuralgia and shingles involves the use of mesenchymal stem cells. These are adult stem cells that have the ability to differentiate into a variety of different cell types, including bone, cartilage, and muscle cells. Mesenchymal stem cells can be isolated from the patient’s own body (autologous stem cells) using a process called BMAC. Once harvested, the stem cells can be processed and injected directly into the site of the injury, where they can help to stimulate tissue repair and regeneration and reduce inflammation.
In addition to PRP therapy and stem cell therapy, other regenerative medicine approaches for intercostal neuralgia and shingles may include the use of growth factors, cytokines, and other bioactive molecules that are designed to stimulate tissue repair and regeneration and reduce inflammation.
It’s important to work with us to determine the best treatment approach for your specific condition.
What to expect?
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.