Neuropathy is a disorder in which the body experiences nerve injury or damage. It can be debilitating and disruptive for most that live with it. Thankfully, there are non-surgical options to help treat symptoms of neuropathy. For example, Platelet-Rich plasma therapy is one treatment we offer to help ease the pain and discomfort that accompanies neuropathy.
Treatments for Neuropathic Pain Using PRP
Platelet-Rich plasma, or PRP, therapy is a great treatment option for neuropathy. It supports the body’s natural healing mechanisms, which go beyond pain relief with medicine. It promotes the ability for healing properties to flock to the exact cause or area of the injury and repair it.
When injected with platelet-rich plasma, the body sends a chemical message to the available platelets, instructing them to move to any part of the body to defend and initiate the healing process and protect the body from potential injury.
Neuropathy Causes and Symptoms
The most common cause of neuropathy is diabetes, which causes elevated levels of glucose. Many other diseases, such as rheumatoid joint inflammation, hypothyroidism, kidney disease, liver disease, can also cause neuropathy.
Neuropathy may also be caused by previous or current accidents, diseases, infections, or toxic exposure. Another frequent cause and disorder of neuropathy are autoimmune diseases such as Lupus or Celiac disease.
Many of those suffering from neuropathy have chronic symptoms that include:
- Ankle and leg pain
- Swelling of the ankles, thighs, or shoulders
- A limited number of movements
- Numbness and tingling
- Headaches and migraines
- Long-lasting fatigue and tiredness
- Stiff muscles
- Back pain
- Burning sensation
- Pins and needles
- Inability to relax
If you or a loved one suffer from symptoms of neuropathy and would like to find relief in Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, or any nearby city in North Carolina, call Carolina Pain Relief Center at (336) 777-7364 for treatment options.