Peripheral neuropathy refers to the conditions that result when nerves that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord from and to the rest of the body are damaged or diseased. The damage to the peripheral nerves causes patients to experience symptoms such as sensations of tingling, prickling, numbness, sharp pain, throbbing pain, burning pain, touch sensitivity, poor coordination, muscle weakness, paralysis, and feeling like gloves are on the hands or like socks are on the feet.
The various types of neuropathy
- Carpal Tunnel syndrome
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy
- Peroneal nerve palsy (Foot drop)
Why Class IV Laser?
Improved Nerve Function: Class 4 laser therapy machines accelerate the process of nerve cell regeneration and increases the amplitude of action potentials within nerve cells.
Improved Vascular Activity: Laser light will significantly increase the formation of new capillaries (angiogenesis) in damaged tissue that will speed up the healing process. Additionally, it has been noted in the literature that microcirculation increases secondary to vasodilation during laser treatment.
Anti-Inflammation: causes vasodilation and activation of the lymphatic drainage system. As a result, there is a reduction in swelling caused by biomechanical stress, trauma, overuse, or systemic conditions. Being able to easy support the movement of lymph support faster healing.
Accelerated Tissue Repair And Cell Growth: Cells of cartilage, bone, tendons, ligaments and muscles are repaired faster as a result of exposure to high powered Near InfraRed Laser photons.
Analgesia: It activates production of high levels of pain killing chemicals such as endorphins and enkephalins from the brain and adrenal gland. Additionally, it initiates the suppression of nerve signal transmission over unmyelinated c-fibers that transmit pain to the brain.