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TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA, FACIAL PARALYSIS (BELLS) AND OCCIPITAL AND TMJ

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Trigeminal neuralgia, facial paralysis (Bell’s palsy), occipital neuralgia, and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders are all conditions that involve the nerves and/or muscles in the head and neck region.

Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for sensation in the face. It is characterized by sudden and severe pain attacks that can be triggered by simple actions such as brushing teeth or touching the face. The exact cause of trigeminal neuralgia is not always known, but it may be related to compression or damage of the trigeminal nerve.

Facial paralysis, also known as Bell’s palsy, is a condition that causes temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face. It is thought to be caused by inflammation or swelling of the facial nerve, although the exact cause is not always clear. Symptoms of Bell’s palsy can include drooping of one side of the face, difficulty making facial expressions, and loss of taste sensation.

Occipital neuralgia is a condition that causes intense pain in the back of the head and neck, typically on one side, that can be triggered by activities such as bending the neck or even just touching the area. It is caused by irritation or damage to the occipital nerves, which run from the spinal cord up to the scalp.

TMJ disorders involve pain or dysfunction in the joint that connects the jawbone to the skull. This can cause pain in the jaw, face, neck, and even headaches or earaches.

Regenerative medicine treatments such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and stem cell therapy have shown promising results in treating these conditions. 

By utilizing the body’s own natural healing processes, these treatments can help to reduce inflammation and promote tissue regeneration in the affected areas. However, the effectiveness of these treatments can vary depending on the individual and the severity of their condition, and it is important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the most appropriate course of treatment.

In stem cell therapy, stem cells are harvested from the patient’s own body (such as from fat tissue or bone marrow), processed and injected into the affected area. The stem cells can help to repair and regenerate damaged tissues and nerves, potentially reducing pain and restoring function.

PRP therapy involves the use of a patient’s own blood, which is processed to concentrate the platelets and growth factors. The resulting solution is then injected into the affected area to promote tissue regeneration and healing. PRP therapy has been shown to be effective in reducing pain and inflammation associated with nerve damage, and may be useful in treating trigeminal neuralgia and Bell’s palsy.

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How does stem cell treatment help

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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.

 

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What to expect?

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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.

What do I need to have prior to receiving stem cells treatment?

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  1. Book Free consultation with us.
  2. 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.
  3. Do a tumor marker test. This is a simple blood test that you will need to do prior to the procedure.
  4. Bring someone to drive you back home.

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