Neuropathic pain is defined as physical pain experienced as a result of an improperly functioning nervous system. Neuropathic pain presents differently depending on the cause, and the severity, location, and sensation varies from patient to patient.
About 30% of neuropathic pain is caused by diabetes. The remaining 60% can be caused by anything from alcoholism to trauma to vitamin deficiencies.
Neuropathic pain significantly affects quality of life. Since the current standard of medical treatment for neuropathy is pain management via a combination of pain killers, which work variously depending on the patient, some individuals are never completely free of pain. This constant suffering can lead to depression, anxiety, and personality changes.
If you’re living with neuropathic pain and haven’t had full relief using traditional treatments, or don’t want to risk an addiction to painkillers, stem cell therapy might be the life-changing treatment that you’ve been searching for!
Stem cell therapy is an innovative way to repair damaged nerve cells and stimulate new cell growth. Stem cells are harvested from the patient, prepared into a solution, and then injected into the areas where damaged nerve cells are believed to reside. The stem cells both differentiate into new nerve cells and encourage the body to produce more cells in the area on its own.
As new cells are formed and repair the damaged nerves, patients report significant decreases in pain associated with neuropathy. Along with treating the underlying cause of the neuropathy, such as dietary management for diabetic patients, stem cell therapy is a promising and innovative treatment option for neuropathic pain sufferers.
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