16 Nov Neuropathy Relief Center Of Miami Research Review: Effects of photobiomodulation on experimental models of peripheral nerve injury
“LLLT (low-level laser therapy) is a viable phototherapeutic modality for the treatment of peripheral nerve injury, demonstrating po
sitive effects on the neuromuscular repair process using either red or infrared light.”
Phototherapy has demonstrated positive effects in the treatment of peripheral nerve injury, but there is a need to investigate the
dosimetric parameters. Thus, the aim of the present study was to conduct a literature review on the effects of photobiomodulation with the use of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on the treatment of peripheral nerve injury in experimental models. The
databases of PubMed/MEDLINE, SCOPUS, and SPIE Digital Library were searched for articles on the use of LLLT in experimental models of peripheral nerve injury published in English between January 2007 and March 2016. The laser parameter variability was wavelength (632.8 to 980 nm), power (10 to 190 mW), and total energy (0.15 to 90 J) in pulsed or continuous wave and single or multiple points. Eighteen original articles demonstrating the effects of LLLT on the acceleration of functional recovery, morphological aspects as well as the modulation of the expression inflammatory cytokines, and growth factors were selected. LLLT is a viable phototherapeutic modality for the treatment of peripheral nerve injury, demonstrating positive effects on the neuromuscular repair process using either red or infrared light. The majority of studies used a power of up to 50 mW and total energy of up to 15 J administered to multiple points. The determination of these parameters is important to the standardization of a LLLT protocol to enhance the regeneration process following a peripheral nerve injury.
What are the Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy ?
These are some of the most common symptoms for people seeking treatment for damaged nerves.
- Burning pain in feet and/or hands
- Numbness and tingling feet and/or hands
- Pins and needles feet and/or hands
- Weakness in hands, arms,legs and or feet
- Increases pain in feet when walking
- Legs and/or arms feel heavy
- Feet and/or hands feel tired
- Restless legs and feet
- Balance problems
- Difficulty walking
- Night pain and sleep difficulty
- Bed sheets causes pain
- Pain from light touch
- Cramping of the feet and hands
- Tightness, knotted or constriction feeling in the extremities
- Difficulty holding items with hands
- Locking and twisting of toes and fingers
Red light Infrared Light Therapy
Light Infrared Therapy rehabilitates damaged nerves by using specific wavelengths to:
- Increasing Circulation
- Increasing Oxygen
- Increasing Nutrition
- Decreasing Inflammation
- Decreasing Pain
Dr. Alfonso‘s Neuropathy Treatment Protocol utilizes 8 specialized treatments designed to improve the supply of oxygen, eliminate waste, and improve nutrition to damaged nerves. Increased circulation to the damaged peripheral nerves combined with treatments to stimulate peripheral nerve cell regeneration, and repair.
Dr. Alfonso Neuropathy Treatment Protocol
- Improves and increases oxygen and nutrition through the increase of circulation to the damaged nerves.
- Repairs peripheral fibers by stimulating regenerative of new nerve cells.
- Removes and eliminates mechanical peripheral nerve entrapments and compressions in the spine and extremities
Dr. Alfonso will select the best treatment therapy combination, frequency, nutritional plan, and home support determined from your consultation, examination and diagnostics.
For more info on the Dr. Alfonso Neuropathy Treatment Protocol please visit our treatment page of our website.
Dr. Rodolfo Alfonso, D.C.
Neuropathy Relief Center Of Miami
8585 Sunset Dr. STE 104
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Miami, Florida 33143