Diabetic Neuropathy & Pain - A New Option!
A recent research paper shows the effectiveness of treating Diabetic Neuropathic Pain
We have talked quite a bit here in the last year about Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, and its amazing effectiveness for pain in general, joint pain, and much more. However, a more recent research paper (1) just came onto our radar that shows PRP's impressive effectiveness for Diabetic Neuropathic pain!
We are really excited to share this with you as we know so many diabetics are suffering from this condition. They've tried everything from different shoes and laser boots to pain management and medications.
Now, there's an incredibly safe and effective option that it looks like can make a big difference for these patients.
Without talking about boring research, let me just say that this research project was a randomized controlled trial and that type of project is toward the top of the research pyramid. Which means it's pretty reliable information! Which means what I am about to tell you is reliable.
The group wanted to see how effective PRP could be for pain and numbness in diabetic neuropathy. With that as their goal, they set off testing it in the Pain Clinic and Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Departments at Assiut University Hospital. They used 60 adults with Type II diabetes who all had associated neuropathy for six months or more.
They were split into two groups. One group had medical care. The other group had medical care with PRP added. The researchers checked in with the patients at the 1-month mark, the 3-month mark, and the 6-month mark to ask them and test them on their pain and numbness symptoms.
What they found on pain and numbness for diabetic neuropathy
They noticed that significant improvement was recorded by the patients for pain and numbness!! They concluded that PRP injection is indeed a significantly effective way to improve and alleviate diabetic neuropathy pain and numbness and improve or enhance the peripheral nerve function in the areas where the patients had the complaints.
PRP is available at Creek Stone Integrated Medical in Amarillo, TX
Here at Creek Stone, we have undergone great measures to provide highly skilled PRP care. Our medical provider is able to do your complete PRP session right here in the clinic in one sitting. If you are interested in the process, please click HERE for more information. The process is fairly straightforward and, for providers that know what they're doing, fairly quick with minimal discomfort if any at all.
In addition to diabetic neuropathy, PRP research has shown significant effectiveness for:
- Shoulder pain
- Knee pain
- Foot and ankle pain
- Low back pain
- Elbow pain
- Gluteal tendinopathy
- and more
PRP is worth it. It can change your life. If you're interested in having PRP done for your issues, call us at 806-355-3000 right now, and let's get you on the schedule as soon as possible. We can usually accommodate new appointments in less than 48 hours.
(1) Hassanien M, Elawamy A, Kamel EZ, Khalifa WA, Abolfadl GM, Roushdy ASI, El Zohne RA, Makarem YS. Perineural Platelet-Rich Plasma for Diabetic Neuropathic Pain, Could It Make a Difference? Pain Med. 2020 Apr 1;21(4):757-765. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnz140. PMID: 31298289.
Dr. Jeff Williams, DC, FIANM, DABFP is double Board Certified as a Fellow in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Orthopedics as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Professionals, and chiropractor in Amarillo, TX. As an Amarillo chiropractor, Dr. Williams treats chronic pain, disc pain, low back pain, neck pain, whiplash injuries, and more. Dr. Williams is also the host of The Chiropractic Forward Podcast (https://www.chiropracticforward.com). Through the podcast, Dr. Williams teaches fellow chiropractors and advocates weekly for evidence-based, patient-centered practice through current and relevant research. If you have any questions for Dr. Williams, feel free to email at [email protected] Learn more about Dr. Williams and his practice at https://www.amarillochiropractor.com.
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