By Dr. Paul Bruce
Neuropathy is typically associated with diabetes, as it’s common for nerve damage to occur in individuals with high glucose storage, but neuropathy can also be attributed to chemotherapy, injuries, autoimmune diseases, compressed spinal vertebrae, cholesterol medication side effects, a build-up of toxins, and vascular disease. And no mater the root cause, neuropathy is a debilitating disorder.
In the United States alone, neuropathy affects nearly 20 million people. This nerve damage happens because the small blood vessels, which supply blood and nutrients to the nerves becomes impaired and damaged. When the nerves are no longer fed nutrients, they either die, or their signals to the brain become restricted and ineffective.
Symptoms Of Neuropathy Most Often Include The Following Sensations:
• Sensations of cold/hot
• Electrical vibrating sensations
• Lack of strength
• Decreased range-of-motion
• Muscle cramps
• Joint inflammation
The most common treatment for nerve damage is to mask it with prescription medications, but there is a way to actually “treat” the symptoms and improve the nerve function in the body. Over the past decade, Cold Low-Level Laser Therapy has been conclusively proven to treat and reduce neuropathic issues.
A Cold Low-Level Laser uses no thermal or heating effect; it creates microcirculation around the nerve fibers through a concentrated light that penetrates through the skin without any injections or cutting. It is easily placed on the areas of concern and permeates the body through an intense light beam.
The laser therapy is quick, painless and highly effective. With the laser light’s infiltration, an increase in ATP (Energy) along with an improvement in mitochondrial cell function takes place. This increase causes the healing and stimulation of damaged nerves to begin through the circulatory response.
The Advantages of Cold Laser Therapy:
• Decreases inflammation
• Stimulates tendon healing
• Incites nerve healing
• Helps wounds to heal more quickly
• Decreases numbness
• Decreases tingling
• Improves circulation
• Increases oxygen-rich blood
• Enhances microvessel flow
• Remove toxins
It’s often beneficial to co-treat difficult cases of neuropathy, so along with the Cold Low-Level Laser therapy, synergistic approaches are regularly recommended to get patients back to an improved functionality quicker than usual.
Along With Laser Therapy For Neuropathy, Alternative Care Includes:
• Electrical nerve stimulation
• Manual stretching
• Massage therapy
• Natural supplementation to the regenerate myelin sheath
• Therapeutic ultrasound
Treating the underlying cause of neuropathy is essential. Having a comprehensive evaluation to define your level of nerve damage, the source of the nerves involved, and the ancillary indications, are all critical steps to your outcome.
About Bruce Chiropractic & Comprehensive Care
At Bruce Chiropractic & Comprehensive Care, they take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to their patients. They believe in a comprehensive approach with a team of experts.
• Chiropractic Care
• Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Exercise
• Massage Therapy
• PEMF Therapy (Cellular Exercise)
• Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
• Cold Low-level Laser
• Power Plate Vibrational Therapy
• Grosten Manual Therapy
• Lifestyle Advice
• Spinal & Postural Screenings
• School & Sports Physicals
If you would like to find out more about these types of progressive and advanced techniques in chiropractic therapy modalities, please visit us at BruceChiro.com, or call (352) 401-0060 to schedule your appointment today.
2135 SW 19 Ave Rd. Suite 101
Ocala, FL, 34471