Do you have sensations of numbness or tingling or pins-and-needles in your hands or feet? Even worse, are you suffering from a loss of control over the muscles in your arms and legs? You may be suffering from peripheral neuropathy, a condition in which the nerve impulses that travel from the brain along the spinal cord are interrupted before reaching the extremities.
While medicine, including painkillers, has long been prescribed for problems with nerves, they don’t really address the cause of the sensations, just the symptoms. Fortunately, science has provided us with alternatives that harness the healing and restorative powers found within your own cells.
Neuropathy and symptoms
Neuropathy is often defined as the disease or dysfunction of nerves in the peripheral system, causing numbness, weakness, or pain. In addition, conditions such as diabetes, exposure to toxins, or other types of infections can cause nerves to suffer damage.
When the myelin, the insulating layer that surrounds the nerves, becomes compromised, the signals the nerves send are interrupted or are too slow to be effective, causing the various sensations, including the following symptoms:
- Numbness or tingling: The most common sensations reported from patients suffering from neuropathy are the numbness or tingling often associated with limbs “falling asleep,” but with markedly greater intensity.
- Pain: From pins and needles to reports of sensations of burning or electric shock, neuropathy can cause the patient intense and debilitating pain in the extremities.
- Loss of muscle control: From spasms to immobility, neuropathy can have wide and disruptive effects on muscle groups in the arms and legs, including eventual paralysis.
- Falling/loss of balance: Neuropathy can disrupt one’s sensorimotor awareness, causing instability when standing or walking and making the patient much more prone to falls.
PRP Treatment for neuropathy
Fortunately, through Platelet-Rich Plasma(PRP) treatments, patients suffering from the varied effects of neuropathy can finally get real relief from the causes, not just the symptoms of the condition. After a consultation, the team may decide that PRP is right for you and your situation and recommend a course of treatment.
The process involves removing blood from the patient and creating a concentrated solution of platelets and plasma through the use of a centrifuge. The platelets contain multiple mechanisms of cellular communication, proteins, and amino acids that foster growth and renewal in damaged cells.
When introduced in a concentrated way into areas suffering tissue damage, such as nerve damage that causes neuropathy, the platelets go to work. They stimulate surrounding cells to begin processes of repair and regrowth, restoring them to a more healthy state and alleviating the symptoms at the root cause.
If you are suffering from symptoms of neuropathy, contact Vitality Ageless Center at (770) 614-6266 for a complimentary consultation. See if a course of platelet-rich plasma therapy can restore your nerves and bring you relief from the pain, numbness, and other unpleasant symptoms.