Peripheral neuropathy is a medical condition that results from damage to the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord. Peripheral Neuropathy may be caused by traumatic injuries, chemotherapy, metabolic syndromes, toxic exposure and diabetes. The most common cause of Peripheral Neuropathy in the United States is diabetes. Statistics show that 10% of the population is affected with diabetic neuropathy and that number is growing by 5% per year. At this rate, diabetic neuropathy has become an epidemic in the United States.
Patients with neuropathy have complaints of numbness, tingling, burning or stabbing pains in the arms, hands, legs and feet. Symptoms may improve by diagnosing and treating the underlining condition causing the neuropathy, but in many cases residual neuropathy pains continue.
Diagnosis of neuropathy is usually concluded based off a thorough case history and neurological examination. Treatment options for neuropathy are limited and most physicians prescribe medications that have adverse long-term effects and don’t cure the underlining condition. Laser therapy, lifestyle changes, diet modification and medical intervention to management the underlining condition pose the best option to reduce symptoms.
Studies have shown that Summus Laser therapy is a drug fee, non-surgical solution for neuropathy. Clinical trials performed with the Summus Laser resulted in a 90% reduction in neuropathy symptoms. Laser Center of Louisville uses the Summus laser neuropathy protocols to treat neuropathy patients and have been seeing amazing results. If you are suffering from any form of Neuropathy, don’t wait! Call and schedule your free consultation today at 502-290-27876.