Neuropathy, also known as peripheral neuropathy, is a condition that occurs when the nerve impulses traveling from the brain along the spinal cord are interrupted before reaching the extremities.
This condition is commonly characterized by numbness and tingling, especially within the limbs and extremities of the body, and can cause unexplained pain or burning, a loss of balance leading to falling, extreme weakness or fatigue, tremors, and headaches.
If left untreated, neuropathy can lead to more severe conditions such as paralysis, heart problems, or loss of bodily function in glands and organs.
Causes of Neuropathy
The most notable and common cause of neuropathy is diabetes, but it can also stem from other chronic illnesses or autoimmune diseases (such as HIV, AIDS, Lyme disease, or Guillain-Barre Syndrome), sudden trauma or injury to the body, exposure to heavy toxins or metals, chronic alcoholism, or nutritional imbalances (vitamin B deficiency in particular).
Traditional Treatment Options
Typically, neuropathic pain and discomfort are treated with narcotics, such as antidepressants, pain medications, or anti-seizure medications. However, these narcotics have limitations in their efficacy and require being taken over long periods of time to provide the patient with sustained relief.
Therefore, treating neuropathic pain at its source, rather than merely masking its symptoms, is the key to finding long-lasting relief.
PRP Therapy Treatment for Neuropathy
PRP therapy offers an alternative to traditional neuropathy treatments. After a brief consultation, our team may recommend a course of PRP therapy, which involves taking a blood sample from the patient and creating a concentrated solution of platelets and plasma through the use of a device called a centrifuge.
The platelets contain multiple mechanisms of cellular communication, proteins, amino acids, and growth factors that foster regeneration and renewal in damaged cells.
When injected in a highly concentrated form into areas suffering tissue damage (such as nerve damage that causes neuropathy), the PRP goes to work. Specifically, the platelets stimulate surrounding cells to begin processes of repair and regrowth, which restores the tissue to a healthier state and alleviates neuropathic discomfort.
Benefits of PRP Therapy for Neuropathy
PRP therapy offers several benefits for neuropathy sufferers, including:
- No need for surgery or lengthy recovery periods
- Low risk of adverse reactions or side effects
- No need for prescription drugs with dangerous side effects
- Can be used in conjunction with other treatment methods
- Improved mobility and flexibility
- Improved quality of life and overall wellness
If you are experiencing neuropathic pain, don’t suffer in silence. The professionals at ReMed Pain and Wellness Clinic can help.
Contact us today at (214) 221-2525 to learn more about how PRP therapy can help you find relief from neuropathic pain and improve your quality of life.