Peripheral Neuropathy is a degenerative disorder of the nerves, usually of the hands and feet, that is caused by traumatic injuries, infections (neuritis), metabolic problems, and/or exposure to toxins. While its most common causes is diabetes and auto-immune disorders, in many cases the cause of neuropathy cannot be identified. Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include numbness and pain described as burning or tingling.
Traditional medical treatments include a number of medications to reduce the painful symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy, but as cases progress they are often resistant to medical therapy, making it difficult to manage symptoms. Mesenchymal stem cells are able to mitigate some of the degenerative effects of neuropathy, making stem cell therapy a viable treatment option for those living with this debilitating disease.
Stem cell therapy may be used to mitigate the symptoms associated with Peripheral Neuropathy. Dr. Santos has been utilizing a proprietary stem cell therapy protocol that utilizes the potential immune-modulatory and regenerative properties of stromal vascular fraction (SVF), which is rich in mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors.
Once stem cells are harvested and prepared for treatment, the adipose-derived stem cells and SVF are locally injected into the affected soft tissue or administered via intravenous infusion. Our stem cell treatments for Peripheral Neuropathy are completed as outpatient procedures, require local anesthesia, and generally last 3 hours. Within that time frame, stem cells are harvested from the patient, prepared, and injected.
To learn more about stem cell therapy for Peripheral Neuropathy, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Santos, please contact the Regenerative Cell Institutes of Las Vegas, Nevada, or Mason City, Iowa.