Stem Cell Therapy for Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy is a complex and debilitating condition that affects the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord. This condition can result in a range of symptoms, including pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the affected areas.
In this blog post, we will explore the causes, symptoms, and treatments for peripheral neuropathy, including stem cell therapy. We will begin by examining the nature of peripheral neuropathy and its underlying causes, looking at the potential benefits of stem cell therapy for this condition, including the latest research in this area.
What is peripheral neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder of the peripheral nervous system, which includes all the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord. It can affect the sensory, motor, and autonomic nerves, leading to a range of symptoms that can be mild or severe.
The prevalence of peripheral neuropathy is estimated to be around 2.4% in the general population, with higher rates among older adults and those with certain medical conditions such as diabetes. The condition can significantly impact a person's quality of life, affecting their ability to perform daily tasks and participate in social activities.
What causes peripheral neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by a variety of factors, including medical conditions, infections, and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes of peripheral neuropathy is diabetes, which can damage the nerves over time and lead to a range of symptoms. Other medical conditions that can cause peripheral neuropathy include autoimmune disorders, kidney disease, and thyroid problems. Certain infections, such as HIV and Lyme disease, can also affect the peripheral nerves and cause neuropathy. Exposure to toxins like alcohol, chemotherapy drugs, and heavy metals can also damage the nerves and cause peripheral neuropathy.
It's important to identify the underlying cause of peripheral neuropathy in order to determine the most effective treatment approach. A thorough medical evaluation and diagnostic tests may be necessary to determine the underlying cause of the condition.
How to treat peripheral neuropathy?
The treatment of peripheral neuropathy depends on the underlying cause and severity of the condition. In some cases, the primary goal of treatment is to manage symptoms, such as pain, numbness, and tingling. Medications, such as pain relievers, anticonvulsants, and antidepressants, can be effective in reducing symptoms. Additionally, physical therapy and occupational therapy can help improve muscle strength and coordination, and assistive devices such, as braces can improve mobility.
Stem cell therapy for peripheral neuropathy
Stem cell therapy may be a viable treatment option. Stem cells are a type of cell that can differentiate into many different types of cells in the body, and have the potential to regenerate damaged tissue. In stem cell therapy for peripheral neuropathy, stem cells are injected into the affected area, where they can help repair the damaged nerves and improve nerve function.
What are stem cells?
Stem cells are a type of cell that has the unique ability to develop into many different types of cells in the body. They are considered the building blocks of the body and play a crucial role in the development, growth, and repair of tissues and organs. Stem cells can be found in various parts of the body, such as bone marrow, blood, and adipose tissue.
One type of stem cell that has gained a lot of attention in recent years is mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). MSCs are multipotent stem cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types, including bone, cartilage, and fat cells. They are also known to have immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties, making them a promising tool in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. MSCs can be obtained from various sources, such as bone marrow, adipose tissue, and umbilical cord tissue.
Stem cell therapy for peripheral neuropathy cost
Stem cell therapy cost for peripheral neuropathy, starts at $8,500.00 USD for one application (half-treatment). Pricing highly depends on the personalized protocol that the Medical Director determines based on each patient's condition. What may this include?
- Transportation from hotel-clinic, clinic-hotel and airport-hotel as well as hotel-airport (mainly for our Clinics in Playa del Carmen and Guadalajara; our Clinic in Los Algodones, due to its proximity to the US-Mexico border crossing, we pick up patients on the border or at Yuma Airport and take them to our clinic or their hotel)
- Lodging (available in our Clinic in Algodones) in Hotel Hacienda or Hotel Cielito Lindo
- Oxygen Therapy
- Body preparation – Nutritional IV Therapy
- 1 - 10 billion exosomes (volume depends on Doctor's personal evaluation of each patient)
- 1 - 4 stem cell vials (35 - 140 million stem cells)
- Laboratory protocol by Dr. Anand (activation of the stem cells in order to direct them towards the affected tissue or organ)
- Medical Consultation
- Dietitian Follow up post-therapy
- Preferential prices for future reinforcements/applications
- Laboratory exams the previous day before the first application
Thanks to a progressive legal framework in Mexico, Giostar can provide personalized therapy with intravenous and local applications otherwise legally unavailable in the United States and Canada. As everyone is unique, we develop personalized protocols for each patient. Although patients may share the same condition, we understand that similar symptoms does not necessarily mean same solution or treatment for everyone. Genetics, lifestyle and other circumstances can affect differently how patients respond to therapy.
It’s of utmost importance that you answer our health history form, this will determine two major factors:
- Your eligibility for therapy
- Your personalized protocol is developed according to your needs.
Stem cell therapy is a procedure in the regenerative medicine field. Regenerative medicine's ultimate goal is that our body regenerates itself. What stem cell therapy does in your body is slow down or stop the suffered deterioration and it can even regenerate damaged tissue and organs. That is why we ask our patients to fill out a Health Form, so our medical staff may first identify if stem cell therapy is actually an option for them, as well as allowing our medical team to understand each patient's specific health conditions.
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