Neuropathy & Nerve Pain
Numbness, tingling and pain are extremely annoying problems. It may come and go...interrupt your sleep...and even make your arms or legs feel weak at times. Maybe you've even been to other doctors and they claim all the tests indicate you should feel fine.
More than 20 million Americans suffer from peripheral neuropathy, a problem caused by damage to the nerves that supply your arms and legs.
This painful condition interferes with your body's ability to transmit messages to your muscles, skin, joints, or internal organs. If ignored or mistreated, neuropathy can lead to irreversible health conditions.
A common treatment for many nerve problems is the "take some pills and wait and see method." While this may be necessary for temporary relief of severe symptoms, using them long term is no way to live. Some of the more common drugs given include pain pills, anti-seizure medications, and anti-depressants - all of which have serious side effects.
Our practice has been helping people with neuropathy and nerve problems for years. Often neuropathy is caused by a degenerating spine pressing on the nerve roots. This can happen in any of the vertebral joints from the neck all the way down to the tail bone. Other reasons for neuropathy include inflammation from an auto-immune condition or diabetes.
New research in a treatment called Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is having a profound effect on patients suffering with pain. Unlike the cutting type of laser seen in movies and used in medical procedures, Deep Tissue Laser Therapy penetrates the surface of the skin with a pleasant warming sensation.
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy has been tested for 40 years, had over 2000 papers published on it, and been shown to aid in damaged tissue regeneration, decrease inflammation, relieve pain and boost the immune system. This means that there is a good chance Deep Tissue Laser Therapy could be your pain solution, allowing you to live a more active lifestyle.
Infrared Light Therapy
In addition to the Deep Tissue Laser Therapy, we offer another therapy called Infrared Light Therapy (IR). Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are a part of medical devices that emit near infrared (IR) light or light of various colors. Unlike blue, red or yellow light, IR light is invisible to the human eye. The IR light has been reported in the scientific literature to dilate blood vessels at the site of treatment.
Scientific evidence shows that IR light triggers the release of nitric oxide from blood vessels and from red blood cells at the site of treatment. Nitric oxide causes local vasodilation that lasts several hours after the treatments cease. Vasodilation improves blood flow and is useful in patients whose peripheral neuropathy is due to poor blood flow.
Improving blood flow lessens what is known as "ischemic" pain and helps nerves to begin to carry sensations again. Remember, sensory loss due to poor blood flow to nerves is a symptom of peripheral neuropathy.
Some patients have idiopathic neuropathy which may not respond to light therapy whereas others with vascular damage (poor blood flow) often experience relief from the symptoms of neuropathy.
We Do Offer Other Forms Of Therapy
Class IV Deep Tissue Laser
Infrared Lights Rebuilder
Neuro-Regeneration Home Unit
Neuropathy Additional Home Care Supplies
If you are experiencing nerve pain, living with numbness, tingling or sharp pains, please give our office a call. We might be able to help! 239.947.1177