Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a painful condition that occurs when high blood sugar levels cause damage to nerves in the body. It's most commonly found in the feet and legs but can attack the hands and fingers as well. Laser treatment has been shown to relieve symptoms of DPN and stimulate the body to heal itself. At Pain and Laser Centers of North Carolina, we provide chiropractic care and laser treatment for painful conditions that arise from neuropathy. Here's a look at how a neurological chiropractor at our clinic in Greensboro can help with DPN.
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy involves the small fiber nerves found in the hand and feet. High blood sugar levels reduce blood flow to the hands and feet. In turn, the small nerve fibers are deprived of oxygen, vital nutrients, and minerals needed to heal the damage and maintain function. Focusing a laser on the point of damage stimulates blood flow and helps the nerves regenerate.
It's a simple concept, yet one that has been shown to be highly effective time and again. When the small nerve fibers get their building blocks delivered to them by the bloodstream, they can go to work repairing themselves with the necessary supplies to rebuild. But when the body is impaired by diabetes, the circulation of the bloodstream diminishes and doesn't deliver the all-important blood flow to the hands and feet.
Prior to the use of laser therapy for DPN, solutions were limited to taking pain relievers, the use walking aids, and orthotics to help manage the condition. Patients now have an option to restore their small nerve fibers in a non-medical and minimally invasive treatment with laser therapy.
Our chiropractors treat the skeletal and nervous systems without the use of medication. We seek to deliver pain relief from compressed nerves through chiropractic manipulation. The inclusion of laser therapy for the treatment of DPN by our team is a natural progression for the profession. We are already intimately familiar with the problems caused by trapped and pinched nerves. Learning how to properly handle a laser for the treatment of DPN is something that fits in well with the practice of chiropractic technique at our clinic.
Call us at Pain and Laser Centers of North Carolina for an appointment to learn more about how we can help you manage your neuropathy. The combination of chiropractic care and laser therapy has been shown to be effective for relieving pain and other symptoms of DPN. Come to our clinic to find out how we can help you find relief!