*Note: For the investigational use of Adipose Derived Stem Cells (ADSC’s) for clinical research and deployment.
Pudendal Neuralgia is a chronic, often debilitating condition that affects approximately 1% of the adult population, predominately women. Characterized by discomfort and pain in the lower pelvic region or around the genitals, the symptoms of pudendal neuralgia often increase as the day goes on and may be worse when sitting. There are a wide range of causes for the condition, ranging from repetitive motion in sports to surgical trauma. For many, the symptoms come on slowly and it can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint a specific cause.
The symptoms of Pudendal Neuralgia are often related to the body’s inflammatory response to nerve trauma and can lead to nerve entrapment, also known as Alcock Canal Syndrome. The pressure, pain, and discomfort that patients experience are related to the inflamed tissue that is putting pressure on the pudendal nerve, which runs through the pelvic area and the perineum. Traditional treatment options range from physical therapy to pudendal nerve decompression surgery. In most cases, conventional treatment is not a cure and provides only a reduction in painful symptoms. Some patients have actually experienced an increase in daily pain as a result of the decompression surgery.
Stem Cells and Pudendal Neuralgia
Stem cell therapies have been widely successful in the treatment of inflammatory conditions, often providing results that are permanent and that provide an improved quality of life. Stem cell therapy targets damaged tissue at the cellular level, helping to permanently reduce inflammation and stimulating the regrowth of healthy cells in the affected areas. For patients struggling with daily pain and the common side effects from steroid-based medications that are commonly prescribed for this condition, stem cell therapy can offer hope for a better future with less pain.
Using stem cells directly harvested from the patient’s own fat cells, the risk of side effects or reaction is minimized.
“My previous background as a pelvic surgeon has made me acutely aware of the significant disability that can occur with Pudendal Neuralgia. Stem Cell Therapy is unique in that it can actually permanently restore normal blood vessels…which is essential for the repair process. Thye stem cells are incredible at breaking down that inflammatory tissue and restoring normal function.” Dr. Todd Malan
Why Choose Dr. Malan?
Dr. Todd Malan is an experienced pelvic and reconstructive surgeon and a leading physician in the use of stem cell therapies for the treatment of chronic inflammatory conditions such as Pudendal Neuralgia. He has been a pioneer in the use of stem cell therapies developed around the globe and used widely in Europe. These experimental therapies, while not FDA approved at this time, have helped countless patients with chronic pain conditions to restore their quality of life, often permanently. While every patient comes to us with a unique health history and set of personal concerns, Dr. Malan provides personalized, consultative care that is tailored to their needs. A thorough evaluation of medical histories, physical symptoms, and past treatments are taken into consideration when discussing how a stem cell therapy could be beneficial.
If you are currently being treated for Pudendal Neuralgia and would like to explore your alternatives to current treatment options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Malan in our Scottsdale medical office. We treat patients from all over the U.S. and from around the globe. Our staff can work with you to accommodate any travel needs or to arrange a video conference.