An Ounce of Prevention

An Ounce of Prevention

Written on 03/15/2019
Bill Johnson

It starts as a tingle here and there. A sharp pain. Maybe some slight numbness. Some people even report feeling sudden, almost electric-like shocks. Over time, it gets worse. For many people, it never goes away. What is it? It's the discomfort of peripheral neuropathy. Innovations Stem Cell can help treat individuals living with its painful symptoms.

What Is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy occurs as a result of damage to your peripheral nerves. The peripheral nerves send information from your brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body. This damage can be caused by injury, sickness and exposure to toxins. Another cause of peripheral neuropathy is chronic illness, such as diabetes or kidney disease.

When the peripheral nerves become damaged, they become inflamed. This inflammation can cause the symptoms we mentioned above, and also lead to weakness in the affected area. It can also cause changes in the skin in that area that can leave sufferers with skin ulcers and risk of infection. Peripheral neuropathy typically develops in the hands and feet but can affect other body areas.

How Is Peripheral Neuropathy Treated?

There is no cure for peripheral neuropathy, but there are conventional medical treatments that can help manage the symptoms and slow the progression of the condition.

It is critical that individuals who are experiencing the signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy get treatment. If they do not, the symptoms can worsen significantly over time, leaving sufferers living with chronic pain and discomfort. Many people living with the condition also report a reduced quality of life, as symptoms become more difficult to manage.

How Can Innovations Stem Cell Help Treat Peripheral Neuropathy?

Stem cell therapy can be beneficial for those living with the pain and discomfort of peripheral neuropathy because the treatment may help reduce inflammation associated with the condition.

Stem cell therapy is an excellent option for individuals with very mild to moderate peripheral neuropathy symptoms, but more severe cases of the condition may not see the benefits. If you're feeling the slightest tingle and think you may have peripheral neuropathy, give us a call ASAP.