COLD LASER THERAPY COST: SESSION PRICE
$70 per session
$55 Pension/Health Care Card holders
Treatment sessions with our fully qualified laser therapists. Treatments are conducted using our medical-grade low level laser machine.
Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment
Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is nerve disease or damage to nerves. The peripheral nervous system sends information from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. The condition may affect movement, sensation, gland or organ function, or other aspects of health. Caused by infections, injuries, metabolic problems, typical treatments include pain medication, topical treatments and TENS machine. Low level laser is able to not only relieve the pain and discomfort, it also encourages the nerves to heal.
Low level laser therapy – offering relief from Muscle Cramps and Spasms
Low level laser therapy – also known as cold laser – a medical grade, painless therapeutic laser used as an effective treatment to reduce inflammation, restore healthy tissue and reduce pain.
The powerful anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effects of LLLT help to improve the quality of life in patients suffering from the pain of peripheral neuropathy.
LLLT works by enhancing circulation and encouraging the injured cells and tissues to repair, helping to restore normal function. As the underlying problem is treated, pain relief is possible.
A ground-breaking therapy for accelerating healing and relieving pain, a series of treatments is recommended to achieve the best results.
Safe and very effective in treating pain, low level laser helps you get back in action, faster.
Benefits of low level laser therapy as a treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy:
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What causes peripheral neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy may be caused by disease, trauma or it may be inherited. A specific cause cannot be identified in many instances. One of the most common forms of neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes. Other causes for peripheral neuropathy may be:
- Autoimmune disorders. These include lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, Guillain-Barre syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, necrotizing vasculitis and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.
- Alcoholism. Alcoholics who make poor dietary choices may suffer from vitamin deficiencies.
- Exposure to toxins. Exposure to chemicals and heavy metals may cause PN.
- Medications. Some medications, especially cancer medications such as chemotherapy, can cause PN.
- Infections. Certain bacterial or viral infections such as, hepatitis C, Lyme disease, Epstein-Barr virus, shingles, diphtheria, leprosy and HIV may cause peripheral neuropathy.
- Nerve trauma or pressure on the nerve. Injuries from car accident, sports injuries or falls can sever or damage peripheral nerves.
- Kidney or thyroid disease.
- Tumors. When cancerous or noncancerous tumors develop on the nerves, it can cause PN.
- Bone marrow disorders. These disorders include a type of bone cancer (osteosclerotic myeloma), abnormal protein in the blood (monoclonal gammopathies), amyloidosis and lymphoma.
- Hereditary neuropathies. Although not as common, it may still occur.
- Idiopathic neuropathies are from an unknown cause.
Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy
Different nerves in the peripheral system serve different purposes. Therefore, symptoms depend on the nerve affected. Most common symptoms are tingling and numbness. Other symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are:
- Numbness, tingling or prickling in the hands or feet starts gradually. It can then spread upwards.
- Pain that is sharp, throbbing, jabbing, burning or freezing.
- Extremely sensitive to touch.
- Lack of coordination.
- Muscle weakness.
- Heat intolerance.
How is Peripheral Neuropathy treated?
Treatments are aimed at managing the condition that is causing peripheral neuropathy.
- Painkillers. Mild symptoms can be relieved by over-the-counter pain medication and anti inflammatories
- Other medications may relieve nerve pain
- Topical treatments – Capsaicin cream can improve symptoms modestly, because it contains a substance found in hot peppers
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). Electrodes placed on the skin relieves the pain by delivering a gentle electric current at varying frequencies
Low level laser therapy is an effective, drug-free, painless alternative to traditional treatments.
Used on its own or in combination with traditional treatments under the guidance of a GP, cold laser can be effective in reducing or eliminating pain.
Instant or long-lasting relief cannot be guaranteed as results vary for each patient due to age, health condition, type of injury, lifestyle and concurrent treatments, however clinical evidence and our patients’ experiences indicate low level laser to be a worthwhile and effective treatment option.
Why not try laser therapy for relief from peripheral neuropathy. We welcome you to book a session or speak to our laser team for advice.
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