Nerve Pain Treatment
Nerve pain is one of the most common complaints we treat with laser therapy at Quantum. We treat conditions such as sciatica, pain from shingles, neuropathic pain and impinged nerves anywhere throughout the body. We can mononeuropathy (single nerve) and polyneuropathy (multiple nerves). Nerve pain treatment normally includes painkillers but they often address the symptoms without addressing the causes of nerve pain. Cold laser has no side-effects and can be tolerated by nearly all patients.
When we apply laser therapy for nerve pain the treatment ‘disrupts’ the pain signals travelling along the nerves. Over cumulative treatments laser therapy (or cold laser) desensitises the affected nerves which typically results in less and less pain. Depending on the body’s response a sustained reduction in nerve irritability can be achieved. Diagnosis of nerve compression or entrapment can often be overlooked as a cause of pain.