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Conditions Which Can Benefit from Laser Therapy

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / Repetitive Motion Injuries of the Hand and Wrist

Diabetic Neuropathy

Disc Bulges and Herniated Discs

Neuropathy (Nerve Pain)

Pinched Nerves

Plantar Fasciitis (Fascitis)

Rotator Cuff Tears / Shoulder Injuries

Sciatica or Pinched Sciatic Nerve

TMJ Dysfunction (Temporomandibular Dysfunction) / Jaw Pain

Tendonitis including Biceps Tendonitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Elbow Tendonitis

Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)

Low Back Pain

Neck Pain and Headaches

Muscle Sprains including Groin Pulls and Hamstring Tears

Ligaments Strains including Medial and Lateral Collateral Ligament Injuries / Anterior and Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

Injuries of the Knee Meniscus

Shoulder and Hip Bursitis

Ankle Sprains

Fibromyalgia

Sciatica Neuropathy:: Treatment with Class IV High Power Laser Therapy (HPLT)

The condition known as Sciatica is often accompanied by sharp pain, numbness, tingling or burning in the back of the legs. In severe circumstances, weakness in the legs can also be seen.

The Sciatic Nerve is large and travels down the back of the leg to the foot. The nerve is buried deep within the muscles of the buttock and leg making it difficult to treat with common physical therapy methods. The Sciatic Nerve is composed of several smaller nerves and originates from the low back. It passes under the piriformis muscles (underneath the main buttock muscles) on its way down the leg. Irritation of the Sciatic Nerve at any point along its path is commonly known as “Sciatica”.

 

How Does High Power Class IV Laser Therapy Help Sciatica?

Unlike other tissues in the body, nerves do not have an external blood supply. Therefore, the blood vessels that are responsible for feeding the nerve itself are actually located WITHIN the nerve. This makes the nerve VERY vulnerable to both trauma and repetitive motion injuries. When the nerve becomes impinged the blood supply that feeds the nerve also becomes “pinched off”. Without this blood the cell does not receive its supply of oxygen and glucose which are needed for the cell to create it own energy for healing.

In other words:

NO OXYGEN + NO GLUCOSE => NO ENERGY => NO HEALING.

Without energy to power the healing process the injured nerve cannot heal itself. Over time, this leads to a painful chronic condition called Neuropathy. The symptoms of Neuropathy include sharp pain, burning, numbness or tingling either at the site of the nerve injury or wherever the nerve travels. The condition known as Sciatica is a form of Neuropathy that specifically affects the Sciatic Nerve.

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A Real World Analogy of How High Power Laser Therapy Works

Nerve Injury (Neuropathy) is similar to a bad car accident on the freeway where emergency crews must travel through heavy traffic before they can offer assistance. The freeway can be compared to the nerve’s blood supply and the emergency crew represents the body’s ability to heal itself. There are two primary challenges to the emergency workers, 1) the injured individuals can’t be helped until the traffic jam is cleared, and 2) the traffic can’t be cleared away until the damaged vehicles are removed. As you can see with this example it would likely take a very long time before rescue crews to help out.

However, in the real world we have a better option, Life Flight – a helicopter that bypasses the traffic and goes directly to the site of the accident to heal the sick and injured. The Cellular Medicine equivalent to Life Flight is Class IV High Power Laser Therapy.

Class IV High Power Laser Therapy does not rely upon the blood stream to deliver its benefit to injured nerves as in the case of oxygen, glucose, elements of the immune system and medications. Laser Therapy delivers the necessary energy directly to the powerhouses of the nerve cell (known as the mitochondria) to jump-start the healing process. The focused, high-energy light waves stimulate the mitochondria to produce the vitally important ATP. This photochemical process completely bypasses the arterial “highway” that was damaged as a result of the initial injury. Now when we update our formula to take this into account we get:

NO OXYGEN + NO GLUCOSE => NO ENERGY => NO HEALING.

LASER STIMULATION OF MITOCHONDRIA => ENERGY PRODUCTION (ATP) => HEALING

Call our office at (949) 857-1888 to find out if Class IV High Power Laser Therapy can help you.