There can be a variety of causes and conditions that can contribute to neuropathy. Including many unknowns. Finding relief and comfort from neuropathy symptoms is a priority.
There are many treatments for neuropathy. Some of which is medication. Those seeking a non-pharmaceutical pain relief option to their neuropathy may have encountered Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) treatments in their research. What are these treatments? Are they useful for resolving the pain and numbness of neuropathy?
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelet-rich Plasma (or PRP) Therapy is an organic healing remedy that works without medication to relieve pain and promote healing of damaged nerves associated with neuropathic pain. PRP is made from the patient's own blood, where a small sample of blood is drawn. This blood then goes through a process where the plasma is separated from the red blood cells. Once separated, the plasma is drawn into a syringe and turned into PRP injections. These PRP injections are injected back into the patient's body, where the neuropathy is experienced.
When PRP is injected into an area of the body experiencing neuropathy, it triggers the body to start healing the surrounding tissues. Platelets hold a significant role in the body's natural ability to heal.
When an injury occurs, the body sends out a signal, sending platelets to the area of injury. These platelets clot, stopping blood flow and initiating the beginning of tissue repair. By injecting PRP into specific areas of the body, the PRP can trigger the body to start healing that area while providing a concentrated wash of growth factors and proteins that can assist in the healing process.
A typical PRP injection treatment takes about 30 minutes. Most patients experience relief quickly and over time. PRP is minimally invasive, so you will be able to go about your normal daily routine post-treatment.
Benefits of PRP Treatment For Neuropathy
- Help to regenerate nerve tissues
- Reduce Pain
- Restore function properly
- Includes growth factors and cytokines
- Fights and protects against injury or infections
- Provides rejuvenation to the skin by stimulating collagen
- All-natural and non-invasive
- Can help heal damaged ligaments, muscles, joints, and tendons
Platelet-rich Plasma contains a component that enhances and promotes nerve regeneration.
This can decrease some of the symptoms associated with neuropathy, including pain, discomfort, tingling sensation, numbness, and loss of function.
The most common area of discomfort when the body is affected by neuropathy is the hands and feet. When platelet-rich plasma is injected directly into the site of pain, it will distribute the needed growth factors to help eliminate and protect against the symptoms of neuropathy.
Causes of Neuropathy
Auto-immune diseases such as Lupus or Celiac disease are just one of the many causes and conditions of neuropathy. Infections, injury, and trauma can all play a role in the start of nerve damage, including peripheral neuropathy.
Some people who live with a vitamin deficiency, metabolic problems, or toxic exposure, may experience neuropathy or other nerve-related issues. Diabetes is one of the most common causes of neuropathy. In fact, more than 20 million people in the U.S. have a form of neuropathy.
If you or a loved one are looking for more information on how PRP treatments can be used to treat neuropathy in Tampa, Hillsborough County, or any nearby city in the Tampa Bay area, call Pain & Wellness Institute at (813) 873-7777.