Light Therapy For Neuropathy
How Light Therapy Helps with Neuropathy Pain
Neuropathy isn’t something that can be ignored. Marked by damage to an autonomic, motor or sensory nerve (those nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord), it results in constant pain and agony for those it affects. Sadly, few truly effective treatments exist. Most require dangerous (and expensive) pills and injections, and even then, they only provide a minor amount of relief. Fortunately, state-of-the-art LED light therapy for neuropathy provides an effective alternative.
Rather than using unnatural treatments like drugs and injections, in light therapy for neuropathy, patients are instead exposed to minor amounts of infrared lights, which stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms. This decreases inflammation, improves circulation and significantly lowers neuropathy pain in the patient – matter where it’s located.
In fact, a 2010 study in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management found light therapy to be extremely effective in treating neuropathies. Treated patients saw a 28 to 34 percent reduction in pain levels.
Low level laser therapy can also be highly effective in treating neuropathy pain. When applied to the damaged nerve cells, it stimulates the mitochondria and helps increase the cell’s respiratory rate. This ensures proper oxygen and blood flow in the area and keeps the nerves from sending pain signals up to the brain. As a result, the patient’s overall pain levels are reduced.
Wellness Tech also offers light therapy for depression. Please contact our office for more information today.