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Infrared Therapy For Neuropathy Speed Up The Recovery Process

Dec 19

If you or a loved one suffers from neuropathy, the pain can be debilitating. Several medications can help manage pain but often have side effects and do not address the root cause of the problem. One drug-free solution is infrared therapy for neuropathy. Unlike many other treatments that only offer temporary relief, infrared therapy for neuropathy addresses the causes of the nerve pain and helps to regenerate damaged tissues.

During infrared therapy, the body absorbs wavelengths of light that penetrate deep into the skin without burning the outer layers of the skin. This light stimulates cellular activity and enhances blood flow. It also promotes nerve growth and reduces inflammation, promoting healing and improving quality of life.

When the nerves are injured, a gap forms between healthy nerve cells and the nerve fibers known as axons. In order to close this gap, two specialized types of cells, Schwann cells and fibroblasts, must work together to form a new type of cord that rejoins the healthy nerve cells to the axons. Infrared light stimulates these specialized cells to grow and heal the damaged nerves. It also encourages the production of a protective sheath called myelin, which protects nerves from damage.

Infrared Therapy for Neuropathy Stimulates Cellular Regeneration

Red light reaches the inner layers of the skin where it stimulates a helpful chemical reaction that increases energyspeed up the recovery process production in the cell. This boost in cellular energy allows the cell to begin the process of repairing itself, restoring normal nerve function and reducing pain and tingling. Red light also has neuroprotective properties that shield the nervous system from further damage and control inflammation and oxidative stress.

Infrared therapy for neuropathy also boosts blood flow, helping to reduce the symptoms of neuropathic pain and speed up the recovery process. This is because the nitric oxide produced by the cell signals the blood vessels to widen, which improves circulation and delivers oxygen-rich blood to the area, bringing nutrients to the damaged nerves and helping them to repair themselves.

Research has shown that near-infrared light may prevent chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) by encouraging the regeneration of nerve cells and enhancing cellular function. This treatment has the potential to be a game-changer for cancer patients who suffer from CIPN, a painful and disabling side effect of certain chemotherapy agents.

To learn more about how this cutting-edge approach can help you, schedule a consultation at our practice today!

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