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If you’re experiencing from symptoms like numbness or a painful tingling feeling in your arms, legs, hands or feet, you may be suffering from a form of neuropathy. This condition can range from mild to severe, and it can impact all aspects of your life. Fortunately, Summit Medical Care Center offers a full range of treatments for this disorder, and that includes anodyne therapy.
Anodyne therapy is a non-invasive treatment that utilizes infrared light to stimulate circulation and reduce symptoms in the affected area. The symptoms that can be effectively treated with anodyne therapy include muscle spasms, stiffness, sensitivity to touch, tingling, numbness, freezing or burning pain, and weakness. This is all possible because the infrared light encourages red blood cells to release nitric oxide, which in turn helps tissues heal and improves the overall function of nerves.
This treatment is generally used to address the symptoms of neuropathy, and those can be caused by a number of underlying medical conditions. For instance, neuropathy is particularly common in patients with diabetes, as their nerves accumulate damage over time from repeated exposure to high blood sugar levels.
Some types of infections can lead patients to develop neuropathy, and these include HIV, hepatitis C, shingles and Lyme disease, among others. A slipped disc or other types of traumatic injury can also lead to the development of neuropathy, as can repetitive motion injuries, tumors, autoimmune diseases, certain types of medications, and other conditions. Regardless of the specific underlying issue, however, the immediate problem of damage to the nerve can be treated with anodyne therapy, possibly combined with other types of treatment where appropriate.
When you visit us at Summit Medical Care Center in Broomfield, our experts will complete a thorough physical evaluation, and we’ll also go over your medical history with you to help us develop a complete understanding of your condition. With this information, we’ll put together a treatment plan designed to both relieve your immediate symptoms and to correct the underlying issue that led to the development of the neuropathy.
Anodyne therapy is an important part of this treatment plan, but other types of therapies may also be included depending on the details of your condition. For instance, if your neuropathy developed as the result of diabetes, we’ll work with you to get your disease under control to try and prevent the same thing from happening again. Alternately, if your symptoms were the result of a spinal misalignment or slipped disc, we’ll combine chiropractic adjustments with anodyne therapy to help restore proper function and sensation.
To learn more about the treatment options we offer or to schedule an appointment, call our offices today at 303-466-3232.