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Laser therapy is a medical treatment that uses focused light to stimulate a process called& photobiomodulation (PBM). During PBM, Photons enter the tissue and interact with the cytochrome c complex within mitochondria. This interaction triggers a biological cascade of events that leads to an increase in cellular metabolism and a decrease in both pain and inflammation. This treatment is FDA cleared and enables patients to have an alternative to drug and surgery for pain relief.

Benefits of Laser Therapy

Lasers are more precise than traditional surgical instruments, and cuts can be made shorter and shallower. This causes less damage to tissue.

Laser operations are usually shorter than traditional surgeries. They can often be done on an outpatient basis. You also don’t have to spend the night in the hospital. If general anesthesia is required, it’s usually used for a shorter time.

People also tend to heal faster with laser operations. You may have less pain, swelling, and scarring than with traditional surgeries.

  • What is Neuropathy?
    Neuropathy refers to damage in your peripheral nerves. These nerves are located outside your brain and spinal cord. They send information from your central nervous system, brain, and spinal cord to the rest of your body. Though neuropathy is an umbrella term, it causes a streamlined series of complications that include numbness, weakness, and pain in your hands and feet. Neuropathy affects: Sensory nerves that handle the sensation Motor nerves that control muscle movement Autonomic nerves that regulate blood pressure, heart rate, digestion, and bladder function
  • What are the different types of neuropathy?
    There are three main types of neuropathy: Mononeuropathy, when only one nerve is affected (like in carpal tunnel syndrome) Multiple mononeuropathies, when two or more nerves in different areas are impacted. Polyneuropathy, when there’s damage to multiple nerves in the same area.
  • What are the causes of neuropathy?
    The causes of neuropathy are often related to various conditions throughout the body. The most common cause of neuropathy is diabetes, which damages nerves because of high blood sugar levels. High alcohol intake, cancer treatments, and genetics can also trigger neuropathy. Other diseases and injuries that lead to nerve damage include: Chronic kidney disease Lyme disease Shingles B12 deficiency HIV/HIV treatment medicine Guillain-Barré Syndrome Chronic liver disease Lymphoma and Myeloma
  • What are the symptoms of neuropathy?
    Symptoms of neuropathy vary according to each patient and the affected nerve. Symptoms include the following: Permanent or temporary numbness Organ or gland dysfunction Lack of coordination Muscle weakness Tingling, prickling, or burning sensation Changes in blood pressure Sensitivity to touch Paralysis Bladder and sexual function complications
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