Many individuals have suffered from peripheral neuropathy pain. Local doctors will tell their patients that the pain they’re experiencing might be in their head or that they might have to live with it. However, peripheral neuropathy pain is real and there is therapy to treat this pain. By using low-laser therapy, it can help dampen the effects of peripheral neuropathy pain. Since the body’s nervous system is made up of the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system, the nerves are making sure that the body is healthy and functioning properly. When those nerve endings are being affected due to the peripheral neuropathy pain, it can cause annoying, painful, and even sometimes debilitating symptoms causing the nerve endings to deteriorate. By using infrared lasers in a low setting, many local doctors can help their patients by stimulating the nerve endings to increase the blood flow and stimulating the healing process. Low-level laser therapy is non-invasive, safe, and completely drug-free since it actually works with the nerve endings at the cellular level. The body has many cells that make sure that the body is functioning properly and has a miniature power plant known as the mitochondria. The mitochondria is where the body’s cells are producing energy called adenosine triphosphate or ATP. When patients have neuropathy pain, it can cause decreased blood flow and weaker mitochondria. By using low- level laser therapy, patients can experience no inflammation and pain from their nerves and surrounding tissues in their bodies. So why wait to try this treatment, this laser treatment can be a lifesaver for no one should be living and suffering from nerve pain. Dr. Alex Jimenez is extremely well educated on the topic of peripheral neuropathy and how low-level laser therapy can dampen or even eliminate nerve pain from the body.
[00:00:18] You’ve probably seen a number of medical professionals about your peripheral neuropathy pain, perhaps tried various prescription drugs. But despite everything you’ve tried, your pain still exists. Maybe worst of all, you’ve been told by one or more doctors you’ll just have to live with it or that your pain’s all in your head. We know peripheral neuropathy pain is real. We see it every day in the countless number of patients we treat.
[00:00:44] Basically, the body’s nervous system is made up of two parts: the central nervous system, which includes the brain and the spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system, which are the connecting nerves running from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body, including your hands and feet. If you think of healthy nerve endings like this dandelion. The nerve endings pictured here at the end of the stock are pretty full and complete. Much like your nerve endings were before your symptoms began. However, as your condition gets worse, nerve endings can deteriorate, causing a host of annoying, painful and sometimes debilitating symptoms. And if you’re like many neuropathy patients, when your doctor initially diagnosed your condition, they may have told you that your nerve endings were dead or too far gone for treatment. However, we find that more often than not, that’s just not the case.
[00:01:38] We utilize a gentle, proven approach to treating neuropathy without surgery, NON-invasively and completely drug-free.
[00:01:43] Â At the core of our care is a multi-disciplinary approach that includes five critical keys for defeating peripheral neuropathy. Those include increasing circulation and oxygenation to the nerves. This is accomplished with the use of specialized laser technology that increases circulation by 300 to 500 percent, dramatically increasing oxygen concentration in the tissues.
[00:02:09] A closer look illustrates how the use of laser therapy and infrared diodes can help heal the body. At the basic level, all cells in the body have a miniature power plant within called the mitochondria. This is where our cells’ energy is produced. The technical term for this energy is called adenosine triphosphate or ATP for short. Patients with neuropathy have decreased blood flow and weaker mitochondria, which causes nerve cells to improperly transmit impulses throughout the body, most commonly in the extremities. Because the mitochondria are very sensitive to light, concentrated laser light therapy stimulates a rapid increase in ATP production in the mitochondria. With this intense increase in energy production, the light frequencies greatly improve blood flow as well as the production of oxygen, nitric oxide, enzymes and other vital elements to help the body’s nerves heal naturally on a cellular level. The result is a cascade of beneficial chemical reactions throughout damaged nerve cells that stimulates healing.
[00:03:15] So the laser devices work on two levels on a circulatory level and on a cellular level.
[00:03:20] So on a circulatory level, basically all that means is that the infrared laser devices will actually increase blood flow to the lower extremity by approximately 500 percent. So we’re literally surging in the legs with blood, oxygen, and nutrients to stimulate repair. On a cellular level, the nerve cells have these little energy factories, they’re little organelles called mitochondria. These mitochondria are responsible for producing energy. So they’re extremely sensitive to the lasers and when those lasers hit those nerve cells, they begin pumping up a ton of energy. And when the nerve cell has a heightened state of energy, it begins to repair itself very rapidly.
[00:04:02] Infrared laser is so instrumental, that it makes up the first and most important leg of our protocol to facilitate nerve repair. It has the ability to desensitize nerve fibers, which means it helps decrease or eliminate nerve pain. Laser therapy reduces inflammation at the side of the nerve and surrounding tissue and also improves blood flow and circulation. And it facilitates the development of new healthy blood vessels that supply the nerves and the surrounding tissue with oxygen and nutrients. Anyone suffering with peripheral neuropathy knows how debilitating the pain can be.
[00:04:37] Finally, you may be asking should I wait? Give us a call today and reserve one of our new patient consultations.
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