Peripheral neuropathy and laser treatment

Posted in Lower Extremities Upper Extremities on Aug 23, 2022

Did you know that peripheral neuropathy is the most common neurological disorder in the United States, affecting more than 20 million Americans? This condition can be caused by a variety of factors, including diabetes, chemotherapy, exposure to toxic chemicals, and more. If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, laser treatment may be able to help. In this article, we will explore the causes of peripheral neuropathy and how laser treatment can provide relief from its debilitating symptoms.

What is peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that results from damage to the nerves that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord. This can cause a variety of symptoms, including numbness or tingling in the extremities, sharp or burning pain, and extreme sensitivity to touch. While there is no cure for peripheral neuropathy, laser treatment can provide relief from its symptoms.

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Causes for peripheral neuropathy

There are many different causes of peripheral neuropathy, including diabetes, chemotherapy, exposure to toxic chemicals (i.e. Agent Orange), chronic alcoholism, prescription medications, and more. Some signs and symptoms of PN include bilateral gradual onset of numbness or tingling in the feet or hands; sharp, jabbing, or burning pain; and extreme sensitivity to touch. 

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Laser treatment is one option that may help to relieve the pain and other symptoms associated with peripheral neuropathy. This type of treatment uses low-level lasers or light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to stimulate nerve cells and improve blood flow. Laser therapy is a relatively new treatment, so more research is needed to determine its effectiveness for peripheral neuropathy. However, some studies have shown that laser treatment can provide significant relief from pain and improve the quality of life for people with this condition Laser treatment works by delivering concentrated beams of light energy to the affected area. This helps to reduce pain and improve circulation, which can help to reduce the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. 

How Does Laser Treatment for Neuropathy Work?

One of the most popular forms of laser therapy used for neuropathic pain is cold laser treatment. The method works by stimulating blood circulation around the affected areas. This is beneficial because of the lack of blood supply around the nerves that are damaged in neuropathy. The increase in circulation helps to reduce inflammation and pain. Laser treatment for neuropathy is usually done on an outpatient basis. The treatment itself is painless and takes only a few minutes. Most people who undergo cold laser therapy for neuropathy report feeling a significant reduction in pain and discomfort within a few treatments.

Benefits Of Laser Therapy For Neuropathic Pain

One of the main benefits of laser therapy is that it is a non-invasive treatment option. This means that there are no needles or surgery involved, which can be beneficial for those who are looking for a less invasive treatment option. Additionally, laser therapy is effective in reducing pain and inflammation associated with neuropathy. Another benefit of laser therapy is that it is a relatively quick and easy treatment to receive. Treatment sessions usually last between 15-30 minutes, and most people report feeling relief from their symptoms after just a few sessions. 

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In our office most patients experience 80%-100% symptom relief, some even achieve complete freedom from pain! Peripheral Neuropathies is such an illness that does not just affect one area of the body but can result in total disability if left untreated or poorly treated by traditional medications like opioids and psychotropic drugs which may lead to more serious complications down the line such as resistant depression among others things since they don’t work properly any longer and those who experience significant improvement will also notice an increase in balance restoration as well – it’s truly one powerful tool amongst many that we have available here at our clinic! To alleviate pain and promote healthier living, our team offers wellness advice that will address any underlying deficiencies or imbalances created by this condition so that you can create an individualized plan tailored just for yourself! We understand how difficult it can be for some people who are struggling with illness or injury to find the balance between body acceptance and healing through self-care practices like exercise while still enjoying life's activities they love so much - but this doesn't mean those goals aren’t achievable!

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