PN peripheral neuropathy is a degenerative disorder of the nerves (usually of the hands and feet) and has many causes including traumatic injuries, infections (neuritis), metabolic problems and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes, and many cases are due to auto-immune disorders, but frequently, the cause of neuropathy cannot be identified. PN Peripheral neuropathy often causes symptoms of numbness and pain described as burning or tingling. Physicians use a number of medications to reduce the painful symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Some cases progress and are resistant to medical therapy, making it difficult to manage symptoms. There is hope that mesenchymal stem cells will mitigate some of the degenerative effects of neuropathy.
Stem Cells and Peripheral Neuropathy
The Center for Regenerative Cell Medicine has developed a specific SVF deployment protocol that attempts to utilize the potential immune-modulatory and regenerative properties of SVF (rich in mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors). SVF is deployed systemically as well as injected locally into soft tissue. This is all done as an outpatient at the time of SVF harvesting and procurement. The entire cellular surgical procedure takes approximately four hours.