Amniotic Fluid Injection for Pudendal Neuralgia
The amazing ability of amniotic fluid and membrane to repair and heal the human body has been well documented for 100 years and is playing an important role in the exciting and rapidly growing field of regenerative medicine. Tissue regeneration is helped by the mix of cells, electrolytes, growth factors, carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, enzymes and hormones present in the amniotic fluid. These components work together at the site of injury so new cells can form, and the injured tissue can be repaired, remodeled and rebuilt back to it’s normal state. The risk of a graft host reaction is negligible and none have ever been reported.
The amniotic fluid and membrane are collected from several facilities around the country from women between 18 and 35 years old, that are healthy and have no prior use of medication or other chemical substances, who are scheduled for a Caesarian delivery. All tissues are collected aseptically by the laboratory team and the tissues are tested to ensure viability and safety.
Dr. Karon is one of the first physicians in the country who has used and experienced the healing power of amniotic fluid for the treatment of pelvic pain and is excited to offer this revolutionary new treatment to patients suffering from debilitating pudendal neuralgia. This treatment has been used on only 130 patients to date but most them (67%) have experienced complete to near complete resolution of their pain and 90% have experienced complete to moderate pain relief. This study opens a new therapeutic option that is effective in the majority of qualifying chronic pelvic pain patients.