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A major study on treating Diabetic Neuropathy with MLS M6 Laser is in and the results are game changing.
Conclusions and I quote: "MLS laser therapy applied to the tibial and peroneal nerves in persons with documented DPN will lead to objective improvement in nerve function as demonstrated by NCS evaluation. A reasonable expectation is that this improvement in function will lead to improved sensibility in the feet. Improved sensibility interrupts the causal pathway leading to ulceration, infection and amputation. MLS therapy appears to be uniquely capable of healing the injured nerve in DPN and shows great promise in the battle against the devastating sequelae of this disease." Dr. A Rader, Memorial Hospital
The highest rates of neuropathy are among people who have had diabetes for at least 25 years. Diabetic neuropathies also appear to be more common in people who have problems controlling their blood glucose, (blood sugar), as well as those with high levels of blood fat and high blood pressure, smokers and those who are overweight. Diabetic nerve damage (neuropathy) is progressive and gets worse over time if left untreated. Diabetic neuropathy can be painful, disabling and even fatal. The sooner one starts treatments the better the outcome in most cases. The first symptom is often numbness, tingling or mild pain in the feet. Next seems to come loss of the ability to tell hot from cold. For many, symptoms are often minor at first because most nerve damage happens slowly, progressively over several years. Since the symptoms are slow to develop many describe that their symptoms got bad quickly when in fact they started slowly as tingling and slowly progressed to severe pain, burning, pins & needles, and numbness. Our Advice: Treat as soon as possible and treat aggressively.
The study shows that treating Diabetic Neuropathy with MLS laser works. The treatment actually can help heal the nerves as demonstrated by before and after NCS (nerve studies). This treatment is the only treatment that has shown to change NCS before and after treatment for Diabetic Neuropathy. Of course in addition to our treatment other steps must be taken like tight sugar control and a healthy lifestyle. (Some people cannot do tight sugar control/ ask the doctor). With good quality treatment you can often prevent diabetic neuropathy or at least slow its progress. Our opinion is that traditional medicine is challenged in its treatment of diabetic neuropathy. Allopathic medicine (traditional medicine) just does not have a good answer for diabetic neuropathy. The medical approach is treat the symptoms with drugs, many of which have side effects as severe as the neuropathy it self. Listen no one wants to take one more pill than is necessary especially if the pill does not cure anything and has lots of side effects. We've all seen the TV commercials and head the side effects. Many patients report not being able to tolerate or function on the medications. Europe discovered a better way to treat diabetic neuropathy.
Diabetic neuropathy is a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes.
Diabetes mellitus (DM) or simply diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar. This high blood sugar produces the symptoms of frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger. People with diabetes over time can develop nerve damage throughout the body. About 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes have some form of neuropathy. Some people with mild nerve damage (neuropathy) have no symptoms. While many others may have pain, burning, tingling, pins & needles or numbness—loss of feeling—in the feet, and legs, and hands, and arms. This often starts with nerve damage to the feet and legs. In fact, most of us think that diabetic neuropathy only can affect the feet and hands. But in severe cases nerve damage, problems and symptoms can occur in the organ systems like the heart, kidneys and urinary tract, the digestive tract, and even the sex organs.People with diabetes can develop nerve damage at any time, but the risk goes up with age and the longer one has diabetes.
The Laser Pain Center Huntsville is the home of Cutting Edge MLS Robotic Laser technology here in Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley. Our Clinic is proud to be on the medical technology forefront by offering FDA approved MLS Laser Therapy. We have invested in what we believe is the very best Laser technology available in the US in our quest to offer you the finest in health care and laser pain therapy. We offer a Free* No Cost consultation with our doctors. MLS means Multi Laser System, a patented way to have multiple lasers at different wavelengths treating you at the same time. Our lasers are also robotic which means that the robotic laser, with direct control by the doctor, can apply the laser light much more precisely than the doctor could by hand. All you have to do is call us for a Free* Consultation. Lasers in the United States are regulated by the FDA. In the US there are four classes of lasers: Class I, Class II, Class III, and the strongest Class IV. Our Cutting Edge MLS Robotic Laser is a Class IV, 25 watt peak power laser. That is important to you as you want the laser light to be able to penetrate, say the leg, all the way to the nerve being treated. Also that means a shorter treatment time as we can reach the therapeutic dose more rapidly. These lasers are from ASA in Italy, one of the largest medical laser manufacturers in the world currently in 50 countries on 5 continents. Researched and proven protocols for treating diabetic neuropathy with Cutting Edge MLS lasers. Patients around the world have been successfully treated with diabetic neuropathy using the Cutting Edge MLS Neuropathy protocols. If you or a loved one has diabetic neuropathy you should be next. Waiting is not an option as your neuropathy only gets worse. We now offer diabetic neuropathy treatment Huntsville AL.
All patients start with a Free* Consultation/Meeting at the Laser Pain Center Huntsville. All you have to to is fill out the free consultation form below OR call our clinic at 1-800 Why Hurt and make an appointment for a Free consultation/meeting. This consultation/meeting is a time for us to talk about your condition and specific symptoms and our possible treatments. At your consultation we complete your Michigan Diabetes Care Profile which is your to keep. If you choose to go forward then at your next appointment we continue with the History or your condition (Michigan Diabetic History Screening) and Examination. The Examination includes neurological test, orthopedic test, muscle test, range of motion test, balance test, blood pressure test, blood O2 levels and perfusion levels and more. We then complete the Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument (MNSI) along with (SWM) monofiliment test and (VPT) vibration perception threshold test. By doing these test we now have an objective base line to compare future results against. Some patients are then sent for NCV testing depending on findings.
Next comes the ROF- Report of Findings: This is where our doctors sit with you and go over our findings from all our exam and testing. We then make recommendations for treatment of your diabetic neuropathy. In our examination testing we find about +-30% of patients have permanent nerve damage and are not candidates for MLS Laser treatment and the LAR Protocol as they are just too far gone to treat. To them we say GOD's Blessings. We can't help you. Your nerves are just too far gone to bring back. For the +-70% we recommend that care start immediately as time is critical. The longer you wait the worse it gets. We then go over the financial matters as Laser therapy is so new it's not covered by Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, or any other state or federal major medical health insurance.
Cutting Edge MLS Laser Treatments: We recommend a 12 visit trial of Cutting Edge MLS Laser therapy for treatment of your diabetic neuropathy. In addition to the Cutting Edge MLS Laser you will also receive Anodyne therapy to treat the vascular component and ReBuilder therapy (either at home or our clinic) to reset the nerves. Together these make up the LAR - Laser- Anodyne - ReBuilder Protocol. We will also recommend some supplements which can be purchased at most any health food store. After 12 visits of care we repeat the objective findings from the examination and see if real progress has been made. If after 12 visits improvement is made, as is the case in many patients, then we recommend an additional 12 visit of continuing treatment of your diabetic neuropathy. If no progress has been made after 12 visits then we recommend stopping care. Results Vary and nothing works for everyone but the results we see everyday are simply amazing. No one can tell you how many visits you will need. I like to tell patients continue care only as long as you are getting improvement or getting better.
Maintenance: The case can be made for some maintenance care. We tell patients that they are in charge of their maintenance care. Remember Diabetic Neuropathy is a progressive disorder meaning it gets worse with time. The nerves that are better after treatment can become worse again over time without good sugar control and maintenance. If any symptoms start to just creak into their life again then immediately come back and lets chase them away in just a few visits. Some patients put themselves on 2 times a month maintenance others 1 time a month and still others 1 time a quarter. Again you drive the bus so to speak, just don't crash it.
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For those of you that want more detailed information on Diabetic Neuropathy
The causes are probably different for different types of diabetic neuropathy. Researchers are studying how prolonged exposure to high blood glucose causes nerve damage. Nerve damage is likely due to a combination of factors:
The signs and symptoms of diabetic neuropathy vary, depending on the type of neuropathy and which nerves are affected. Some people with nerve damage have no symptoms at all. For others, the first symptom is often numbness, tingling, or pain in the feet. Symptoms are often minor at first, and because most nerve damage occurs over several years, mild cases may go unnoticed for a long time. Symptoms can involve the sensory, motor, and autonomic—or involuntary—nervous systems. In some people, mainly those with focal neuropathy, the onset of pain may be sudden and severe. There are four main types of diabetic neuropathy. You may have just one type or symptoms of several types. Most develop gradually, and you may not notice problems until considerable damage has occurred.
Symptoms of the 4 types of nerve damage may include:
Peripheral neuropathy is the most common form of diabetic neuropathy. Your feet and legs are often affected first, followed by your hands and arms. Possible signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include:
The autonomic nervous system controls your heart, bladder, lungs, stomach, intestines, sex organs and eyes. Diabetes can affect the nerves in any of these areas, possibly causing:
Instead of affecting the ends of nerves, like peripheral neuropathy, Diabetic Amyotrophy or radiculoplexus neuropathy affects nerves in the thighs, hips, buttocks and legs. Also called diabetic amyotrophy, femoral neuropathy, or proximal neuropathy, this condition is more common in people with type 2 diabetes and older adults. Symptoms are usually on one side of the body, though in some cases symptoms may spread to the other side too. Most people improve at least partially over time, though symptoms may worsen before they get better. This condition is often marked by:
Mononeuropathy involves damage to a specific nerve. The nerve may be in the face, head, torso or leg. Mononeuropathy, which may also be called focal neuropathy, often comes on suddenly. Focal mononeuropathy is painful and unpredictable and occurs most often in older adults with diabetes. Although mononeuropathy can cause severe pain, it usually doesn't cause any long-term problems. Symptoms usually diminish and disappear on their own over a few weeks or months. Signs and symptoms depend on which nerve is involved and may include:
Focal neuropathy is painful and unpredictable however, it tends to improve over weeks or months and does not case long-term damage in most cases.
People with diabetes also tend to develop nerve compressions, also called entrapment syndromes. One of the most common is carpal tunnel syndrome, which causes numbness and tingling of the palmar surface of the hand and sometimes muscle weakness and/or pain. Other nerves that can be entrapped may cause pain to the inside of the foot or the shin.
Signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:
Symptoms that are not due to neuropathy, but often accompany it, include weight loss and depression.
Dr. Slobodan Todorovic and Dr. Vesna Jevtoviv-Todorovic, Harold Carron Professor of Anethesiology and Neuroscience at UVA, have demonstrated the reversal of peripheral diabetic neuropathy in mice through the use of a substance that is naturally present in both humans and animals.The researchers and their colleagues discovered that the high levels of blood sugar cause a change to the structure of channels that allow for the release of calcium into the nerve cells. This in effect forces them open and the overload of calcium into the cells causes them to become hyperactive. This high level of activity can lead to various effects, such as a slight tingling in the arms and legs or an excruciating pain.Interesting research but not clinical yet.
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