Neuropathy Specialist

Regenerative Sport, Spine and Spa

Regenerative Medicine Physicians & Orthopedic Specialists located in Orlando, FL

From your central nervous system, tens of thousands of miles of peripheral nerves branch out to reach every area of your body. Should any of these nerves become damaged, it leads to peripheral neuropathy. To restore nerve health, Pallavi Cherukupally, MD, and her team at Regenerative Sport, Spine and Spa offer a regenerative approach to dealing with neuropathy, helping their patients in Orlando, Florida, regain normal feeling and function. To learn more, call or use the online booking tool.

Neuropathy

What is peripheral neuropathy?

In the simplest of terms, neuropathy refers to damage to your peripheral nerves, a condition that affects around 20 million people in the United States. There are several types of neuropathy, but the two primary types are:

  • Mononeuropathy — damage to a single nerve
  • Polyneuropathy — nerve damage in an area of nerves

Whether you’re dealing with one nerve or an area of nerves, the neuropathy causes problems in the lines of communication with your brain, which can affect function, sensation, and autonomic function (those functions that you don’t consciously control, like breathing).

What are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy?

Because there are different types of nerves, symptoms of neuropathy vary depending upon which nerves are damaged. That said, the most common forms of neuropathy include the sensory nerves, and you may experience:

  • Pain, which is often a burning sensation
  • Cramping
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Muscle weakness or twitching
  • Changes in your skin, hair, and nails
  • Loss of balance
  • Extreme sensitivity, especially to temperature and touch

If your autonomic nerves are affected, it can have an impact on your function and lead to bladder issues or altered sweating, as two examples.

What causes peripheral neuropathy?

There are many different causes of neuropathy, but most cases are usually the result of:

  • Diabetes (diabetic neuropathy of your feet)
  • Trauma
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Leprosy
  • Certain medications, such as chemotherapy
  • Infections
  • Toxins

The list goes on, but these should give you a general idea of just how many forces can lead to neuropathy. No matter how you arrived at your neuropathy, the good news is that there are effective solutions.

How is neuropathy treated?

If you’ve tried other avenues to treat your neuropathy, with little-to-no relief, Dr. Cherukupally offers an alternative solution using regenerative medicine, namely stem cell therapy.

Stem cells provide an exciting new approach to treating damaged nerves by repairing the damaged tissue on a cellular level. Dr. Cherukupally uses either bone marrow or amniotic stem cells and introduces them into your damaged nerves where they work quickly to repair and rebuild your nerves by becoming the cells needed for the job. In addition, these stem cells also call in more of your body’s resources to help with the effort.e

If you’d like to explore how stem cell therapy can help with your neuropathy, call Regenerative Sport, Spine and Spa or schedule an appointment by clicking on the online booking button.