Pain isn’t something that anyone wants to deal with, but for some people, it’s a normal part of their everyday life. That’s because there are a variety of conditions that cause sudden or shooting pain. This pain is typically categorized as neuropathic and occurs when the nerves of the body have been damaged. While medications have been the main source of treatment for these types of disorders, stem cell therapy is making strides in restoring those damaged nerves.
What causes neuropathic pain?
Neuropathic pain causes a shooting ache that can feel like a burning sensation through your legs, back, arms, or other impacted body parts. Because neuropathic pain results from damages to your nerves or neurological system, the only cause is injuries, conditions, or disorders that cause neurological damage. The most common causes include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tic douloureux
- HIV or AIDS
How do stem cells help neuropathic pain?
Unlike other types of stem cells that can be procured from umbilical cords or bone marrow, adult stem cells taken from fat are a safer and more effective alternative. Because they’re extracted from your own body, you’ll never have to worry about your body rejecting the treatment or it contracting a genetic or infectious disease from someone else’s stem cells.
Stem cells reproduce and replicate healthy cells to heal damaged tissue. For someone who experiences neuropathic pain, the stem cells will target the damaged cells and tissue and replace them with healthy cells. This alleviates the existing neurological damage.
How does stem cell therapy work?
Stem cell therapy begins with taking a small piece of fat from somewhere on your body — such as from your thighs. This thumb-sized piece of fat is put into a centrifuge and then added to a solution before being re-inserted back into your body. They’re inserted into the impacted area where they can make the most improvements.
Once inside your body, the stem cells get to work by reproducing and replicating healthy cells. Once your stem cells have filled in those gaps, they’ll communicate with your body to stop producing inflammation — the other type of pain associated with some chronic conditions.
In addition to neuropathic pain, stem cells can also treat orthopedic pain in the spine, muscles, and joints. Some conditions that have experienced exceptional results include:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Autoimmune diseases
- Heart disease
- Eye disease
- Erectile dysfunction
What to Expect After Stem Cell Therapy
Once the procedure has been completed, how quickly patients experience relief depends on the severity of their condition. Some patients see results in as little as a few days, while others see move gradual improvements over a couple of months. To ensure your treatment and recovery go smoothly, you should:
- Avoid drinking alcohol or smoking 24 hours before your treatment
- Avoid drinking alcohol or smoking 48 hours after your treatment
- Take it easy for a few days following the procedure
- Avoid taking baths or soaking underwater for a week following the procedure
Contact Innovations Medical for Stem Cell Therapy
If you have neuropathic pain and are looking for relief, Innovations Medical is here for you. Our skilled professionals help you decide which stem cell therapy treatment is best for you – keeping you informed and confident in the next steps. We’ve been helping our patients look and feel their best since 1984, and even our most advanced procedures are often minimally invasive.