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What Is Stem Cell Therapy?

Many peripheral neuropathy sufferers have had impressive results from treating their PN symptoms with autologous stem cell therapy. But there are still some who don't understand what this type stem cell therapy is - or why it works. In fact, some don't even realize that autologous stem cell therapy uses the patient's own cells, so there's no moral or ethical debate involved.

If you've been wondering what autologous stem cell therapy is and how it can help your peripheral neuropathy, here's an introduction to this fascinating procedure.

What is autologous stem cell therapy?

Autologous stem cell therapy (ACT) is the treatment of a condition using the patient's own mesenchymal stem cells, which, once harvested, are treated outside the body before being transferred back in. Autologous stem cell therapy has been shown to reduce pain and restore feeling in the treated areas.

How is stem cell therapy done?

In treating peripheral neuropathy, ACT is done by first removing some fat cells from the patient's body. Typically, the fat stem cells are taken out via syringe and cannula from a dense area of body fat, such as the abdomen. The cells are then treated and returned to the body via injection.

How long does the procedure take?

Harvesting mesenchymal stem cells is a fairly quick and easy procedure. It only takes as long as withdrawing the fat from the body and is done as an outpatient procedure. Once the cells are harvested and treated, the transplant of those cells takes about three hours and is also done on an outpatient basis.

What can I expect from stem cell therapy?

After your stem cells are extracted, you may experience some soreness and bruising at the extraction spot. Once your cells are transplanted, you may begin to notice an improvement in how you feel within as little as two weeks. Most patients experience results from their stem cell therapy from three months to a year before needing a second treatment, but this varies by individual.

If you are interested in learning more about how stem cell therapy may be able to improve some of your peripheral neuropathy symptoms, please call Dr. Nathan Weller and Restore Wellness Center at 480-75-1629 and schedule a consultation.

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