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Alternative Medicine for Neuropathy

Navigating life with neuropathy can be difficult and frustrating. Seeking the right treatment option is crucial to getting back to living the life you love. If you are seeking an all-natural pain relief for neuropathy, regenerative medicine and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may be the right options.

Regenerative medicine and PRP injections offer natural treatments for patients who are seeking alternatives to high-risk surgeries and pain relief medications that can have serious side effects. Regenerative medicine and PRP injections help the body heal on its own in order to relieve the pain of neuropathy and nerve damage. Instead of the temporary relief of pain medications and surgeries, these all-natural treatments heal the body from within.

Regenerative medicine stimulates the regeneration and restoration of stem cells to heal damaged tissue. The cells used in regenerative medicine are versatile; they can form into the type of cell that is needed in any injured area to heal it. PRP injections use the plasma and platelets from your blood to jumpstart the healing of damaged cells that cause neuropathy.

Regenerative Medicine for Pain

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy When considering any treatment plan for neuropathy, it’s important to research and make sure the therapy is targeting the underlying issue in order to eliminate pain or side effects. A treatment such as regenerative cell therapy may be the best option for you.

Regenerative medicine uses mesenchymal stem cells harvested from Wharton’s jelly. These cells are found in the umbilical cord of babies born from cesarean sections with the mothers’ consent. The collection of Wharton’s jelly causes no harm or side effects to the mother or child. These young, strong stem cells are more adept at healing than the stem cells that we have as adults. Our bodies have a more difficult time healing on their own as we grow older: our cells mature, and their ability to self-heal declines.

The more youthful mesenchymal stem cells have a high success rate at healing when introduced to the affected area. This includes the ability to repair the nerve damage that causes neuropathy. This treatment process is less invasive than surgery and carries fewer side effects than taking medication.

PRP Injections for Neuropathy

Another treatment option that can treat neuropathy is platelet rich plasma injections (PRP). Your own blood and platelets are used in PRP to stimulate healthy cell regrowth, making it natural and utilizing the intrinsic healing properties of the body. This procedure is also non-invasive and can be done the same day as your doctor’s visit.

A small vile of blood is drawn and the platelets are sorted and extracted from the red and white blood cells. These platelets are then put into a centrifuge to create a highly concentrated mixture and then injected into the site of nerve damage.

PRP injections are efficient for healing because platelets play an essential role in the healing process. The highly concentrated mixture of platelets helps heal the neuropathy at a faster rate. Side effects and rejection are minimal because the treatment uses components from your own body.

Is PRP or regenerative cell treatments right for you? Call our office today and learn your options in a complimentary consultation.