Neuropathy, sometimes called peripheral neuropathy, refers to the issues caused by the pinching of or damage to the nerves branching from the spine to the rest of the body (peripheral nervous system).
The symptoms could include:
- Numbness, pain, stinging, electric shocks, at the hands and/ or feet.
- Sensitivity to touch.
- Lack of muscle strength.
- Constant pain in the feet or hands when it shouldn’t be hurting.
- Possibility of paralysis, if motion nerves are affected.
- Bowel, bladder control could be reduced or lost, in some cases.
- Dizziness or lightheadedness due to blood pressure changes.
- Intolerance to heat.
- Radiating pain.
Neuropathy can be caused by a variety of causes such as:
- Diabetes: Diabetes, when not in control, leads to nerve damage which could cause neuropathy.
- Chemotherapy and tumors: Tumors can press on the nerves and lead to pinching and/ or damage and chemo could cause nerve damage too.
- Autoimmune diseases: include Sjogren’s syndrome, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, etc.
- Infectious diseases: These include certain viral or bacterial infections, including Lyme disease, shingles, Epstein-Barr virus, hepatitis B and C, leprosy, diphtheria, and HIV.
- Alcoholism and nutrient deficiencies: poor alcohol choices and nutritional deficiencies will lead to nerve damage.
- Hereditary disorders: Disorders such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease are hereditary types of neuropathy.
- Physical trauma and repeated motion: Traumas can sever or damage peripheral nerves. Nerve pressure can result from having a cast or using crutches or repeating a motion such as typing many times.
- Exposure to toxins: Toxins and radiations can damage the bones and nerves.
You can follow these methods to prevent neuropathy:
- Eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein to keep nerves healthy.
- Regular exercises and moving around a lot.
- Avoid any type of issue which can cause nerve damage or hurt the nerves.
But when you do get it, OTC Meds, balms, sprays aren’t going to be of much help, they don’t treat the cause and are temporary. Life-long medications and surgeries are expensive, could be ineffective, could have possible side effects, and aren’t fit for people of all ages or health conditions.
Class 4 Laser therapy on the other hand is non-invasive, without risk of infections, side-effects, addictions, inexpensive, effective as it treats the root cause, suitable for all ages and health conditions, and a long-term solution.
Laser therapy uses laser frequencies to penetrate through the skin and could use heat or cold to soothe symptoms of swelling, damage, pain, limited motions, etc.
Class 4 laser therapy uses heat with a higher frequency to penetrate deeper than the other laser types in a much shorter time and penetrates muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The shorter time means the focus can be changed to different places in a single session, improving the recovery rate.
Class 4 laser therapy stimulates the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate)driving many of the processes within our cells. This increased production of ATP helps speed up the healing process within cells.
There is improvement in nerve regeneration and functions, cell metabolism, enzymatic responses, and collagen production.
Class 4 frequencies also promote angiogenesis ( the creation of new blood vessels).
This means that while in and when leaving the treatment, you do feel great. But your body continues to heal and get better hours after.
As it is seen, Class 4 laser focuses on the improvement, healing, and regeneration of nerves( cause of neuropathy).
So, Those suffering from neuropathy, book a laser appointment to feel better.