There are many conditions and injuries that can lead to peripheral neuropathy. Some of the most common causes of peripheral neuropathy are diabetes, traumatic injuries, infections, and toxins.
Peripheral neuropathy is often described as the loss of sensation, feeling pins and needles, tingling sensation, or having a stabbing or burning sensation. Neuropathy can be experienced in any part of the body, but most people experience it in their hands and feet. It is estimated that one-quarter to 30% of people will be affected by neuropathy during their lives.
The good news is neuropathy symptoms can be lessened by treating the underlying condition.
Traditional medicine doesn’t offer a whole lot of options for many patients suffering from neuropathy outside of prescription medications and surgery.
The advanced regenerative medical treatments offered at The Park at Sugar Creek Medical Center aren’t yet widely available. Many patients don’t realize they have natural and non-surgical options to get better and relieve their neuropathy symptoms.
Treating Peripheral Neuropathy
Neuropathy is a direct result of nerve cells being damaged or destroyed in one way or another, whether from an abrupt injury or a slow decay through disease. The cells can no longer communicate with one another, which causes all sorts of unpleasant and painful symptoms.
If you were to heal those damaged cells through repairing, rebuilding, or replenishing new, healthy cells, the communication between the nerve cells would be restored, and neuropathy symptoms could be significantly lessened.
With platelet-rich plasma injections (also called PRP injections), this is possible. This treatment takes a small sample of the patient’s blood and isolates the highly potent plasma from the remaining red blood cells. Rich in platelets and growth factors (a major component in the healing process), this plasma gets injected into an area of concern. It can encourage the healing of damaged nerve tissues.
The procedure is non-invasive, and many patients are able to return to their everyday daily lives directly following the treatment. Many patients report near-immediate relief that continues to intensify over the subsequent weeks after their treatment. Sometimes multiple treatments are recommended to get the full benefit.
Find out if your peripheral neuropathy symptoms can be relieved through PRP injections by contacting our office today.