Peripheral neuropathy is a serious condition that has the potential to take independence away from its sufferers. It can cause debilitating pain and discomfort that can ruin any chance of a patient’s normal life. Range of motion may be reduced in addition to the enjoyment of life. It is therefore imperative that effective treatments exist to help minimize a patient’s suffering.
If you have been affected by neuropathy, you understand how debilitating a condition that it is. Therefore, finding effective methods to alleviate pain is paramount to ensuring a patient’s quality of life. Specifically, diabetes is a common cause of peripheral neuropathy if your blood sugar remains consistently high.
Peripheral neuropathy is caused by damage to your peripheral nerves, which are responsible for sending signals between your brain (via the spinal cord) and the rest of your body such as your hands, feet, and so on. Your nerves may become damaged, forcing them to send erroneous signals to your brain. You may experience numbness, unending jabbing sensations, and extreme sensitivity with every touch. Most neuropathies, including peripheral neuropathy, respond well to pluripotent stem cell therapy. The positive effect of these stem cells on nerve repair was observed early on in our studies with Lyme patients who suffered from numbness, pins, and needles, or severe pain in various parts of their bodies. Most of them had the numbness or pain either cease completely or greatly reduce after our four week Lyme protocol.
Stem Cells and Peripheral Neuropathy
Currently, the traditional therapeutic options for peripheral neuropathy include medications and surgery. Most procedures and treatments are aimed at the management of resulting pain. Often, these involve lifestyle changes to help patients better manage their condition on a daily basis. No matter the severity, it is a progressive condition. Meaning, your neuropathy can get worse if left unmanaged.
Stem cells are revolutionizing our understanding of how to combat disease. These cells can differentiate into many different cell types whose DNA hasn’t been blocked or preset to be only one type of cell. This means that this DNA can express miRNAs that can target more than one cell. In this way, they may act as a healing agent that can reverse damage caused by a condition and replenish cells that are lost.
Research has shown that pluripotent stem cells may have the ability to boost the growth of nerve fibers and support the recovery of nerve function. In a study conducted to determine the therapeutic potential of iPSCs in neural regeneration, iPSCs showed to regenerate peripheral nerves.
Neuropathy at Stemaid Institute Baja California
Neuropathy linked to diabetes has also been treated at our institute with success. Patients with lingering post-shingle infection-pain reported noticeable improvement as well. Whether the neuropathy results from injuries, infection, metabolic problems, or exposure to toxins, pluripotent stem cells are able to significantly reverse the condition.
The mechanism of nerve repair as induced by stem cells is not yet fully understood but is believed to rely on the paracrine effects of the exosomes they release when injected into the patient’s blood flow. These exosomes are known to promote angiogenesis – the production of new blood vessels – and reduce inflammation, thanks to specific microRNA and growth factor proteins. More recently, studies showed that miRNA 222 and 133b are the ones involved in neurite outgrowth. All these factors contribute synergetically to restore the damaged nerve and its environment.
Our neuropathy treatment combines the use of pluripotent stem cells by IV and IM and their exosomes (Plurisomes™) – with a specific composition that favors the growth of vascular vessels and nerve myelin. A minimum of 2 weeks of treatment is recommended for lasting results.
What Stemaid Institute Can Do For You
Testimonial from Betsy H.
I went to Stemaid in San Jose del Cabo for 5 weeks in January of 2019 and again for 2 weeks in November of 2019. As a result of their caring and professional staff, I’ve had very positive results in a number of areas. I want to add that it’s still up and down. I still have good days and bad days but my good days are better than before and my bad days aren’t nearly as bad as they were. I don’t cry out in pain using my walker anymore. My brain is clearer and sharper. My body is still a work in progress but at least it’s progress! I’m so thankful that I was led to Stemaid and for the wonderful care I received from the staff there. I’m more hopeful than ever that I will be able to dance at my sons’ weddings.Read More
I went to Stemaid in San Jose del Cabo for 5 weeks in January of 2019 and again for 2 weeks in November of 2019. As a result of their caring and professional staff I’ve had very positive results in a number of areas but first, let me tell why I went.
In February of 2007, I was given ciprofloxacin for sinusitis and after just 2 pills I was much worse. I had intense head pressure so my husband called the doctor who told me to continue. After 2 more pills, the head pressure was unlike anything else I had experienced, I lost my equilibrium and I couldn’t think straight so I stopped the antibiotic. What followed was a series of bizarre health issues that changed over time but continued to worsen. By the time I got to Stemaid I had suffered fractured vertebrae 2 weeks prior, had numerous other injuries from falling, I could not gain weight and was very thin, dealt with severe chronic pain, neurological issues, tendon/ligament damage, and weakness so I spent my days in a recliner and slept 10-12 hours a night but it was restless disrupted sleep. In addition, I had such severe neuropathy in my feet and lower legs that I suffered cold burning pain even in the summer months which had progressed to severe blood pooling making my feet purple and swollen. The few spots that weren’t purple were bright red. I had to elevate them constantly for a little relief. They were sensitive to pressure of any kind and even socks hurt. I use a walker due to an injury and would cry in pain just moving about my house.
I had tried so many things for my neuropathy but nothing worked until Stemaid. I received vitamin C, peptides, and stem cell IV’s, stem cell injections, foot baths, Qigong, physical therapy, used the Bemer mat along with herbals and supplements. My protocol was designed for me. After just over a week my feet were already showing so much improvement that we took a picture. (I wish we had taken one before we started treatment!) And even though treatment often increases inflammation initially as the body starts working to heal I was feeling some relief. By the end of my 5 weeks, I was seeing areas of healthy-looking skin on my feet!
I can sit with my feet on the floor all day now whereas before I had to elevate them within an hour or two or the pain became unbearable. After getting worse for over a decade I finally found something that helped my horrific neuropathy. But it gets even better because I have had significant improvements in other areas as well. One of these is my digestion; I no longer feel nauseous when eating. I have an appetite again, my weight fluctuates like a normal person and I’ve gained 12 pounds. This is a huge improvement. I sleep better overall; it’s a sound and restful sleep the majority of the time now.
My overall pain levels are down significantly as well. My energy levels are better. My sacroiliac joint which was constantly popping out of place is more stable. And another major improvement is my speech; it was so difficult to project my voice not to mention exhausting to even try, that other patients would sit next to me and lean close just to hear. Minutes after some subdermal injections in my throat area another patient could hear me speak from across the room!
There’s something else that is hard to talk about but here goes; About 3 months before going to Stemaid I had a new and frightening health issue that I called full-body muscle spasms but I later learned was autonomic storms also known as dystonia/dystonic attacks from cranial cervical instability or CCI. These were incredibly painful attacks that lasted for varying amounts of time and left me exhausted and in pain for days afterward. Imagine every muscle in your body spasming at the same time making it hard to breathe and speak and impossible to move. Mine tended to happen shortly after falling asleep and lasted anywhere from 15 minutes to almost 3 hours. The first time it happened my husband called 911 and the EMTs helped me stay conscious and aware because I was slipping away. They did this by asking me simple questions which I struggled to answer.
During my first week at Stemaid, I had one of these attacks while at the clinic. Realizing it was from cranial cervical instability I asked for injections in my neck. I’m happy to say that I haven’t had any attacks since! I received injections on either side of my cervical spine and along the base of my skull. I also wore a soft collar around the clock to support my neck while the stem cells did their job for about 7 months afterward. I still wear it at night while I continue to regain strength.
The health issues I’ve mentioned are just a few of many but they tend to be the most severe for me and I continue to see improvements. I want to add that it’s still up and down. I still have good days and bad days but my good days are better than before and my bad days aren’t nearly as bad as they were. I don’t cry out in pain using my walker anymore. My brain is clearer and sharper. My body is still a work in progress but at least it’s progress! I’m so thankful that I was led to Stemaid and for the wonderful care I received from the staff there. I’m more hopeful than ever that I will be able to dance at my sons’ weddings.
Suffering From Peripheral Neuropathy?
If you are suffering and other treatment modalities have failed, it may be time to consider alternative options. Pluripotent stem cell therapy is showing promise as a tool to combat and reverse the effects of neuropathy. Additionally, f you or a loved one is suffering from diabetic neuropathy you can read more here on how pluripotent stem cells may help.