Laser therapy is a new treatment for neuropathy pain. It involves
a 10-15 minute treatment with a low level light therapy laser
that penetrates the skin and reduces burning, tingling, pins/needle
Some people can feel relief in the first visit. Most acute cases of injuries take between 3-6 visits to notice a significant improvement. Chronic cases of neuropathy take longer to notice improvement, usually between 5-8 visits. Many chronic cases notice a significant improvement of tingling, burning, or pins and needles within three weeks of treatment.
Sensory nerves send information from the body back towards the spinal cord and brain. The nerves send signals back to the brain regarding touch, warm, cold, pressure, or pain. Some people can experience severe pain, prickling, or muscle weakness. These nerves can become damaged and send errant messages to the brain. The damaged nerves often tell the brain that it feels pain, tingling, or burning when it shouldn't. Think of it as a short in the electric system cable, which is affecting the signals back to the brain.
The nerves can become damaged with acute trauma such as crushing accidents, falls, or severe strains. In other cases it can be caused by circumstances such as cumulative trauma, physical injury, diabetic neuropathy, toxins, or chemotherapy. The damaged nerves send bad signals to the brain, and will continue doing so until the nerves can properly heal.
Laser therapy transmits an energy that increases blood flow, oxygen to cells, and nutrients for tissue repair. The cold laser therapy also decreases inflammation, swelling, and pain signals to the brain. Endorphins and encephalin are released to further decrease the pain sensation. This combination improves nerve healing and function.
Cold laser increases fibroblast or collagen production in injury healing. Enzymes are stimulated to speed the healing process, cell repair, and tissue regeneration. Some enzymes in the body create ATP, which is like "gasoline for cells." Cells use ATP for energy to heal and repair. Injured cells often have lower amounts of ATP for repair. Laser therapy increases cells ATP storage and gives it more energy to heal and repair.
Nerves have a tendency to heal very slowly and laser therapy speeds the repair processes. Lasers have been shown to increase nerve function and reduce pain by increasing the enzyme activity, and speed nerve healing.
The end result for the patient is that laser therapy can help nerves to heal and reduce the painful neuropathy symptoms.
Cold laser therapy can be a great treatment option for many people. If you would like to find out if laser therapy can help you, contact our office for a free evaluation and trial. Call (480) 812-1800 for your free evaluation.
Free Evaluation and 1-Trial Treatment to see if Laser Therapy can help With Your Pain
Lower Level Laser Therapy has been shown to effectively:
Laser therapy helped get rid of the burning in my feel in just a few visits. - J.S. Chandler, AZ
I've had tingling and burning pain in my feel for a long time. This really worked. C.R. Phoenix, AZ
I have seen several Dr's and tried many treatments and this is the first thing to get rid of my neuropathy pain. - L.L Chandler, AZ