COLD LASER THERAPY COST
Initial Consult: $37.05 (full Medicare rebate)
Standard Treatment $67 (no Medicare rebate)
Treatment sessions are with qualified laser Doctors and therapists. Treatments are conducted using our medical-grade low level laser machine.
Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a severe neuropathic chronic pain disorder affecting the trigeminal nerve, which transmits sensation from the face to the brain. There are a variety of treatment options available for trigeminal neuralgia (also known as tic douloureux) such as medications, injections and surgery. Low level laser therapy is becoming an effective alternative.
Low level laser therapy – offering relief from Trigeminal Neuralgia
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 trigeminal neuralgia.
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.
Low level laser helps you get back in action, faster.
Benefits of low level laser therapy as a treatment for Muscle Cramps and Spasms:
- Clinically proven results
- Reduces the need for medication
- Helps to restore the normal range of motion
- Suitable for all ages
- Treatment is painless
- Relieves and potentially eliminates pain
What causes Trigeminal Neuralgia?
Trigeminal neuralgia typically occurs when a blood vessel presses on the nerve near the brain stem. Changes occurred in the blood vessels of the brain over time can result in blood vessels rubbing against the trigeminal nerve root. The continuous rubbing with heartbeat erodes the nerve’s protecting membrane, resulting in nerve irritation.
Other causes may be:
- Multiple sclerosis or a similar disorder damaging the myelin sheath that protects certain nerves.
- Surgical injuries
- Facial trauma
- Brain lesion
- Nerve compression from a tumor
- Arteriovenous malformation – tangle of arteries and veins.
Symptoms of Trigeminal Neuralgia
Pain may vary, depending on the type of the condition, and may range from sudden, severe, and stinging to a more constant, aching, flaring sensation. The bursts of severe pain can be triggered by vibration or contact with the cheek (such as when washing the face, shaving, or applying makeup), eating, drinking, brushing teeth, talking, or being exposed to the wind. The pain may affect a small part of the face or may spread to other parts.
- Severe shooting or jabbing pain that feels like an electric shock.
- Pain triggered by touching the face, chewing, speaking etc.
- Pain attacks last from a few seconds to several minutes.
- Pain affects one side of the face only, but sometimes both sides may be affected.
- Constant aching and burning feeling.
- Pain in areas like the cheek, jaw, gums, teeth, lips or sometimes the eye and the forehead.
How is Trigeminal neuralgia treated?
Treatment starts with medications. However, some patients, over time may stop responding to medications. For those patients, injections or surgery may provide treatment options.
Botox injections. For people with Trigeminal neuralgia, who do not respond to drugs, botox injections have been useful to reduce the pain.
Surgery. The goal of surgery in patients with Trigeminal neuralgia is to stop the blood vessel from compressing the trigeminal nerve. Surgery may also be performed to damage the trigeminal nerve, which often causes temporary facial numbness.
Low level laser therapy is an effective, drug-free, painless alternative to traditional treatments for Trigeminal Neuralgia
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 the pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia. We welcome you to book a session or speak to our laser team for advice.