We now offer patients an effective and non-invasive option for treating and managing Peripheral Neuropathy symptoms using class 4 High Power Deep Tissue Laser.
This laser is an FDA-cleared technology which helps to manage pain, inflammation and promote the repair of peripheral nerves and regeneration of related tissues. It works by increasing cellular metabolism, initiating and speeding up the process of healing.
Recent research has shown Laser Therapy to be 90% effective at treating the common symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy.
Most patients actually report that their Neuropathy Treatment feels “soothing & relaxing.” Our treatments are never painful or unpleasant and some patients even are able to take a little restful nap!
Depending on the severity of your symptoms, a treatment plan will be recommended that will focus getting you feeling better in the shortest amount of time possible. Your progress will be monitored each visit and adjustments to your therapies will be made when necessary to ensure you are moving in a positive direction.
Yes! If you’re already receiving procedures in our office, Laser Therapy will not interfere and may actually enhance your current treatment!
Peripheral Neuropathy is the term for multiple conditions and symptoms that are the result of damage to your body’s peripheral nerves outside of the spinal cord. The central nervous system (CNS) consists of your brain and spinal cord and the peripheral nervous system (PNS) consists of nerves which carry impulses sent from the CNS. These peripheral nerves carry the impulse signals to your arms, hands, legs, feet, joints, mouth, eyes, ears, nose, skin and all areas outside the CNS.
Peripheral Neuropathy is the term that describes the condition that occurs when the messages from your brain and spinal cord can’t connect well to your muscles, skin and other areas of your body outside of the CNS.
When this problem arises, you may experience numbness, burning, tingling, pain and possible loss of function of the above-mentioned areas. The peripheral sensory nerves can be affected which would cause pain, tingling, burning or numbness, while issues with peripheral motor nerves can cause difficulty walking, lifting items, or moving the arms and legs.
Diminished function of your Autonomic Nervous System leads to problems with involuntary functions such as breathing, blood pressure and sweating. Mononeuropathy (one nerve affected) is in most cases the result of traumatic injury, inflammation or local compression such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Bell’s Palsy.
The majority of people suffer from Polyneuropathy (multiple nerves affected at the same time) which most commonly is Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy. This causes symptoms such as limb pain, tingling, burning, numbness and even phantom limb sensation.
The leading cause of Peripheral Neuropathy is Diabetes and over 70% of Diabetic patients suffer from these type of symptoms. Chemotherapy, traumatic injury, exposure to toxins and alcoholism are also causes of Peripheral Neuropathy. When a specific cause cannot be determined, it is termed “idiopathic Neuropathy”.