Some cases of nerve injury cause severe chronic pain, while others make it nearly impossible to feel any sensations at all. We know how frustrating it can be to deal with these devastating symptoms daily. If you are suffering from nerve damage, mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapies at Right Path Pain & Spine Center in Davenport, FL can make a difference. This type of regenerative therapy offers promising results in treating nerve injury.
Can MSC Therapy Treat Nerve Injury?
MSC therapy for addressing the symptoms of nerve injury is a promising option in regenerative medicine. This treatment option heals the body from within and offers significant benefits. We have used stem cell therapies to improve nerve regeneration, boost mobility, and ease chronic pain. Therefore, if you are suffering from chronic pain due to damaged nerves and would like to address the problem on a cellular level, stem cell therapy can be a viable and sustainable solution for you.
In our practice, we perform MSC therapies using adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that can self-renew and develop into several lineages, including cell types involved in healing damaged nerves.
What You Can Expect From the Treatment
MSC therapies are designed to restore the proper functioning of injured parts of the body, including the nerves. In a minimally invasive process that takes a few hours, we extract MSCs from bone marrow located in your hip bone. After harvesting MSCs, we inject them into the affected areas.
The injected stem cells release growth factors that encourage healthy cells to multiply and facilitate healing. MSCs can also form several types of tissues on their own, including nerve tissue. Over time, you can expect the symptoms of your injury to subside.
How MSC Therapy Aids in the Treatment of Damaged Nerves
Are you experiencing chronic pain and discomfort due to damaged nerves? MSC therapy can offer pain relief while restoring nerve function. The treatment uses the body’s natural healing capacity to regenerate nerves and restore mobility and sensation.
Thanks to MSC therapies, many injuries that previously could not be treated or required invasive surgery can now be healed naturally. This type of regenerative medicine can help you recover faster from injuries and provide you with pain relief so you can live with comfort.
Prevents Further Nerve Damage
Physical injuries can lead to severe nerve damage and negatively impact your quality of life. Some of the most common symptoms of nerve damage include loss of sensation, poor coordination, lack of sensitivity to heat, and even paralysis. Without effective treatment, these debilitating symptoms can worsen over time.
MSC therapy can help prevent further nerve damage that may cause problems with coordination and mobility. The treatment uses stem cells that encourage natural healing and have the capacity to develop into several cell types.
Relieves Pain From Injury
Chronic pain from various injuries can be unbearable. If you’re trying to avoid the risks, or side effects, caused by pain medication, you may consider regenerative treatments such as MSC therapy. This option offers long-lasting pain relief by encouraging the body to heal itself. There are virtually no side effects or immune responses for rejection because we only use stem cells taken from your bone marrow.
Once injected into the affected areas, MSCs can replace injured nerves and reduce inflammation so you can experience better pain relief and comfort throughout your recovery.
Restores Flexibility and Range of Motion
While waiting for injured areas to heal, you may be required to rest and stay immobile for extended periods. Lack of movement during recovery can cause stiffness and make you more prone to other types of injury.
Regenerative medicine focuses on natural healing to restore your flexibility and range of motion. With stem cell therapy, you can heal faster and boost your range of motion and flexibility while recovering from injury.
How Does Nerve Damage Occur?
Your nerves are fragile. Pressure, stretching, or cutting can cause fibers within your nerves to break. Injuries can affect how signals are sent and received from the brain. For example, damaged nerves can prevent your muscles from functioning as expected and leave you with a loss of sensation in the injured area.
Motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, slip and fall accidents, and gunshot wounds are some of the most common causes of nerve injury. These unfortunate events can happen anywhere and for no apparent reason. And regardless of where and how your accident occurred, you can still suffer from injuries and cuts that lead to nerve damage.
What Are the Main Types of Nerve Damage?
When assessing nerve damage, we look at your symptoms and examine the nature of the injury itself. Most types of damage are categorized into three primary types: neurapraxia, axonotmesis, and neurotmesis.
Neurapraxia is the mildest form of nerve damage. This condition occurs when you sustain some damage to your nerves without cutting or severing them. This type of injury is often the result of compression and can cause a temporary loss of mobility.
Injuries under neurapraxia do not involve direct damage to the nerves, but you can still experience problems with your nerves’ ability to transmit signals to and from the brain. Nevertheless, you can still fully recover from this type of injury. With the proper treatment and rehabilitation, you may need to wait for up to 12 weeks before achieving full healing.
Did you recently suffer from a bone fracture or deal with a crush injury? You may have nerve damage categorized as axonotmesis. This type of injury damages the axon, or nerve fibers, while leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed.
It can take longer to recover from axonotmesis, and your healing can be partial or complete. Additionally, it’s not uncommon to experience paralysis and loss of mobility and sensation after suffering from this type of nerve injury. You may need to wait several months to a year before full recovery.
The most severe type of nerve damage is referred to as neurotmesis. This condition occurs when both the nerve fiber and the surrounding connective tissues suffer from damage. Knife lacerations, serious gunshot wounds, or injuries that restrict blood flow to a specific part of the body are the most common causes of neurotmesis.
What Are the Most Common Symptoms of Nerve Damage?
Injured nerves can cause severe pain, tingling sensations, or a complete loss of feeling in the affected body part. The signs and symptoms you’ll experience primarily depend on the severity and type of damage sustained by your nerves.
Some nerves are only capable of transmitting sensation. When these nerves sustain an injury, you can expect to feel a certain amount of numbness or weakness in the affected areas. Your motor abilities can also become compromised.
You may also suffer from chronic or constant pain due to nerve damage. This symptom is one of the most challenging symptoms to deal with. Additionally, you may notice changes in skin color, muscle tone, and excessive sweating accompanying the pain.
A recurring injury to the nerves can also cause intermittent pain or a combination of symptoms. For example, carpal tunnel syndrome occurs due to too much pressure on the median nerve, and it can cause pain and numbness in the hand, wrist pain, and weakness in the thumb. These symptoms can occur simultaneously, intermittently, or constantly.
How to Know if You Need Treatment for Nerve Injury
If you’ve been experiencing symptoms such as chronic pain, loss of sensation, or poor mobility after a severe injury, then you may have some form of nerve damage. Our specialists can help diagnose your condition and suggest stem cell treatments that encourage healing and recovery.
During your consultation, we may perform a complete medical history check, a physical and neurological exam, and a radiographic study (such as an MRI, CAT, or PET scan) depending on your symptoms.
Learn More About MSC Therapy for Nerve Injury
Sustaining injury to your nerves can cause life‐changing disabilities that affect your quality of life. Without treatment, nerve damage can make it difficult for you to work, perform daily tasks, and enjoy your life. If you are dealing with pain and discomfort due to injury, stem cell therapies at our family-owned medical practice can help you recover faster.
To learn more, visit Right Path Pain & Spine Center in Davenport, FL, and schedule a consultation with our regenerative medicine experts. We specialize in pain-relief treatments that can enhance your mobility, so you can fully enjoy your life.