Peripheral Neuropathy 

A recent study by the New England journal of medicine showed that 55% of people between the ages of 70 and 79 have periphal neuropathy.

 

According to the Mayo Clinic Staff, Peripheral neuropathy, is a result of nerve damage, often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet, but it may also occur in other areas of your body.

 

People generally describe the pain of peripheral neuropathy as tingling or burning, while they may compare the loss of sensation to the feeling of wearing a thin stocking or glove.

 

Peripheral neuropathy can result from problems such as traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems and exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes.

 

In many cases, peripheral neuropathy symptoms improve with time, especially if the condition is caused by an underlying condition that can be treated. A number of medications are used to reduce the painful symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.

What is Peripheral Neuropathy? 

 

Peripheral neuropathy describes a group of painful symptoms that usually first appear in your feet, legs or hands.  Many people suffer from several of these symptoms: 

 

  • Shooting Pains

  • Loss of Feeling

  • Constant Tingling

  • Pins and Needles

  • Balance Problems

  • Burning Sensation

  • Extreme Sensitivity

  • Migraine Headaches

  • Spreading Numbness

  • Chronic or Acute Pain

  • Temperature Sensitivity

How does a Class IV Laser Work for Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment?

 

Class IV laser therapy increases cell permeability and fluid and nutrient transport in and out of the nerve cell. It also stimulates cell mitochondria to improve cell  energy and production of ATP. Class IV laser produces four therapeutic beams 660, 800, 905 and 970 nano meter. A 30 minute treatment with a class IV laser is equivalent to 12 hours continuous treatment with a class 3 laser. Class IV laser has incredible tissue penetration ability. 

 

Here is a list of physiological and biological affects of laser therapy:

 

  • Accelerated tissue repair and cell growth

  • Faster wound healing

  • Reduces inflammation

  • Analgesic effect-blocking pain

  • Improve vascular activity

  • Increase metabolic activity

  • Improve nerve function & immune regulation

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