Laser Pain Center Huntsville
Notice: This video is provided for informational purposes by Cutting Edge Laser Technology, the manufacture of the equipment. The persons depicted in the video are NOT patients or doctors of the Laser Pain Center Huntsville. Results vary patient to patient.
Notice: This video is provided for informational purposes by Anodyne Therapy, the manufacture of the equipment. The persons depicted in the video are NOT patients or doctors of the Laser Pain Center Huntsville. In the video, the doctors are claiming to get up to 90% results. Our opinion is that we are seeing around 75-80% positive results. Results vary patient to patient.
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Anchor:If you have it you know it, Peripheral Neuropathy, that burning, tingling, numbing pain in your legs and feet, and sometimes arms and hands. While many people have never heard of it, it’s not something you don’t want. Dr. Greg Millar explains what is Peripheral Neuropathy and how to treat it in tonight’s MedLine Alert.
Dr Greg Millar, DC CCEP: Peripheral neuropathy is damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, (arms and hands/legs and feet) which may be caused by diseases like Diabetes or trauma to the nerve or the side effects of systemic illness or other causes. Common symptoms associated with damage to the motor nerve are muscle weakness, cramps, spasms, and even restless leg syndrome. Loss of balance and coordination may also occur. Damage to the sensory nerve can produce tingling, numbness, and a burning pain. Pain associated with this nerve is described in various ways such as: burning, freezing, or electric-like, extreme sensitivity to touch even pins-and-needles. This pain is 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
There are several new approaches to treating peripheral neuropathy. The one we like the most is the one used at the Laser Pain Center Huntsville called the LAR protocol:L - Laser, A - Anodyne, R - ReBuilder
Here is more about the LARS protocol for treating Peripheral Neuropathy. Treat Neuropathy 1. Laser Therapy2. Anodyne Therapy3. ReBuilder Medical Therapy4. Supplementation 1. Laser Therapyhas been shown to significantly reduce peripheral neuropathy in some patients. This treatment using laser or light therapy has been studied by major Universities such as Harvard in the USA and many Universities in Europe. Even NASA studied laser therapy and put it into their programs. Research is currently pointing at multiple laser frequencies using pulsed and continuous waves simultaneously as showing the most promise of treating neuropathy. The Laser causes changes at the Cellular Level giving the cells energy (ATP) thereby restarting cellular respiration.
2. Anodyne Therapy has been shown to be very effective in treating the vascular component often associated with Diabetic Neuropathy.
Anodyne therapy with monochromatic light at 890nm has shown to increase circulation as much as 3200% using scanning doppler. This increase in circulation helps change out the blood flow bringing new fresh oxygenated blood to the feet and hands. This allows the nerve cells to feed on fresh oxygen and nutrients. The anodyne also releases nitric oxide further helping the cells to take in nutrients. When anodyne was first released it was marketed as a way to treat neuropathy. Many people tried and failed anodyne therapy by itself for neuropathy. Later studies demonstrated that anodyne is better to treat only the vascular component of PAD or diabetic neuropathy. Anodyne used with the Laser and Rebuilder make a powerful triad of treatment.
3. ReBuilder Medical Therapy is kind of like a pacemaker for the nerves. The ReBuilder Medical therapy unit fires the nerves and gets them restarted in many instances. Research has shown that the ReBuilder can ease the pain associated with neuropathy with daily use in as little as 8 weeks. ReBuilder is used by Sloan Kettering Hospital and Cancer Treatment Centers of America to treat chemo induced neuropathy.
4.Supplements such as Alpha Lipoic Acid and L-Carnitine have been shown in several major studies to help lessen the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy particularly from diabetes. The Linus Pauling Institute at Organ State University recommends up to 600mg per day of Alpha Lipoic Acid for Neuropathy. Also treating your neuropathy may be as simple as taking B Vitamins. B - Vitamins deficiency can be one of the root causes of peripheral neuropathy. Start with a good B - complex and boost those "B"s
Peripheral Neuropathy is a complex disorder. There many kinds and causes each with different signs and symptoms. There is no cookie cutter treatment. To treat your neuropathy requires a full examination and testing of your problems and symptoms. My opinion is that the allopathic medical world is challenged by peripheral neuropathy as many of the prescribed drugs just don’t work well enough and the side effects, well that’s another conversation. Perhaps it’s time to try alternative care as well. I’m chiropractor Dr. Greg Millar and that’s tonight’s MedLine Alert.