Neuropathy is weakness, numbness, and pain that results from nerve damage. You will usually feel these symptoms in your hands or feet. A common cause of neuropathy is diabetes, which impairs the flow of blood supply to the nerves. With it, your nerve fibers will give you a burning, stabbing, or tingling feeling.
The damage may occur from infections, exposure to toxins, or injuries. Neuropathy can also be hereditary or a result of metabolic problems. However, there are treatments available that will help your symptoms improve. One such treatment is cold laser therapy.
It is a painless, non-invasive way of treating neuropathy and other painful conditions. It is effective as it works deep within the body on a cellular level. It does not require medication or emits heat, so you do not have to worry about its effects.
The chiropractor uses the device on the target areas. It emits high-frequency, low-level energy photons that do not heat or cut the skin. The photons pass through the skin layers to reach their target. The therapy stimulates microcirculation around the nerve fibers. The increase in blood flow to the nerves speeds up healing.
It causes the nerve fibers to regain sensation and reduces neuropathic pain. It also increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients that your body needs to heal at the cellular level.
Many of the other treatments available for neuropathy aim to relieve the symptoms. Cold laser therapy is different: It treats the underlying causes, aside from providing relief of the symptoms. You will find many benefits from using cold laser therapy to treat neuropathy. They include:
Cold laser therapy does not use heat. It is non-invasive and does not require the use of force, making it painless and comfortable. Some patients report feeling a tingling sensation, but this may be due to a blood flow increase in the target areas.
As long as the damage to the nerves is not extensive, cold laser therapy is the best treatment. It creates an environment for the nerves to regenerate and the body to heal itself. The nerves need fuel and activation to repair. Oxygen and glucose serve as fuel, activating the nerves bit by bit and causing restoration of sensation.
The therapy causes the release of endorphins and the restoration of sensation to the nerve fibers. These endorphins have an analgesic effect on the body, reducing pain and inflammation. The chiropractor may choose to use a combination of other treatments to bring about this relief.
The therapy reduces inflammation by causing vasodilation. Vasodilation is the widening of blood vessels that causes the muscular walls to relax. The widening dislodges any cellular debris, opening up the channels so that blood can flow. It also activates the lymphatic drainage system, allowing for the reduction of inflammation in swollen areas.
For more information on the benefits of cold laser therapy for neuropathy, visit South Bay Wellness Center at our office in San Jose, California. You can call (408) 642-6060 to book an appointment today.