At Avalon Laser Therapy, Dr. Edwin Barry and his staff serve the patients of the greater Voorhees Township, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The doctor uses both chiropractic adjustments and laser therapies to relieve the pain of neuropathy and other chronic health conditions.
Neuropathy is the result of the peripheral nerves located throughout the body being damaged. The damage can be the result of a health condition like diabetes or it can be the result of an injury or traumatic accident. Neuropathy that is caused by a health condition, such as spinal stenosis or diabetes, will often start gradually, causing very mild irritation, numbness, and tingling. As time progresses, and the nerves become more damaged, the symptoms can become more pronounced causing intense pain and discomfort. Once damage has occurred to the nerve it cannot be reversed and the person will have to manage the pain and discomfort for the rest of their life.
Lasers are extremely effective at relieving the pain and inflammation that is often associated with neuropathy. A laser sends out light or sound waves that stimulate the reproduction of cells that can begin to take the place of those that have already been damaged. The energy waves also work to relieve pain and inflammation by affecting how the pain receptors work. By blocking pain signals that travel to the brain, the pain is relieved and the inflammation begins to dissipate. While this will not cure neuropathy, lasers offer patients a way of alleviating their pain that is non-invasive and non-habit forming. When used in conjunction with other treatment options like physical therapy and acupuncture, the patient may be able to experience periods of dramatically reduced pain.
High-Intensity Laser Therapy can use either light or sound waves to elicit a healing response within the body. Lasers can be used almost anywhere to relieve both pain and inflammation and increase cell reproduction. High-intensity laser procedures last anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes and offer very few notable side effects. They are non-invasive and offer a dramatically reduced recovery time. Laser procedures can be used with numerous other treatment options and are extremely effective when used as a part of a well-rounded, medically sound treatment plan. This is especially true when it comes to treating nerves and the spinal column.