Diabetic neuropathies are characterized by damage to the nerves. There are four types of neuropathy; peripheral, proximal, focal, and autonomic. Proximal neuropathy is nerve damage to your hip, buttock or thigh.
Treatment at the Stem Cells Transplant Institute could help improve the symptoms of proximal neuropathy including:
Over time, high blood sugar and high levels of fats in the blood can damage the small blood vessels that nourish the nerves, leading to nerve damage.
Also called femoral neuropathy, diabetic amyotrophy, lumbosacral radiculoplexus or diabetic neuropathic cachexia, diabetic proximal neuropathy is a rare and disabling condition characterized be severe and sometimes disabling pain in your hip, buttock or thigh.
Typically, it presents only on one side of the body but overtime will symptoms will worsen and affect both sides of the body.
Diabetic proximal neuropathy is one of the most unusual forms of neuropathy. Frequently it starts so abruptly the patient knows the exact day the symptoms started.
Typically, in the beginning, the pain presents only on one side of the body, but over time, both legs become involved and the pain can be sharp or deep or burning.
Initially, patients will present with weak thigh muscles and no knee reflexes but will still have reflexes in their ankles. In the later stages, the lower limbs are also affected and patients experience widespread weakness and lose their reflexes in their ankles as well.
Most patients will recover from proximal neuropathy within a few years however, they will have residual weakness.
Because patients usually improve overtime, frequently without treatment, physicians underappreciate the pain and suffering caused by the condition.
Most patients will at some point be confined to a wheelchair and unable to work before the symptoms resolve.
Proximal neuropathy can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms mimic those of other, more common conditions, leading to misdiagnosis.
Mesenchymal stem cells produce;
The Stem Cells Transplant Institute recommends the use of hUC-MSCs for the treatment of neuropathy.
We use only umbilical cord stem cells that are derived exclusively from umbilical cord donations.
The umbilical cord stem cells from are collected after informed consent has been given by the parent, or parents, and only after the delivery of the baby.
The collection follows strict ethical protocols ensuring the stem cells are from safe, reliable sources using a non-invasive, simple and painless procedure. Once collected, the cord blood is then screened for disease.
The stem cells are administered directly into the site of damage and by intravenous injection.
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Using the most advanced technologies, the team of experts at The Stem Cells Transplant Institute believes in the potential of stem cell therapy for the treatment of neuropathy.
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