Anodyne therapy for neuropathy

For hundreds of years, diabetics and people with poor circulation have had to deal with neuropathy. Neuropathy is caused by damage to your nerves which results in a loss of sensation, weakness and twitching, amongst other symptoms. Solving neuropathy is easy in theory, but not so easy in execution. Many diabetic sand other neuropathy sufferers have tried for years to find a cure to this dreaded disorder. One of the most promising developments in recent years has been found in anodyne therapy for neuropathy.

Anodyne therapy for neuropathy is a therapy for neuropathy that is centered on the use of an infrared light. During anodyne therapy for neuropathy, an infrared light that is embedded into a cloth or plastic sleeve is placed on the spot where a patient has experienced damage to his or her nerve endings or is experiencing pain, twitching or other symptoms of neuropathy. The light turns on and is said to go deep inside the tissues with the damaged nerves. This journey into the tissue is said to dilate the blood vessels within and improve blood flow and circulation through the tissue. With the resurgence of blood comes the feeling back into the area along with the decrease of twitching, pain and all the other symptoms of neuropathy.

How does anodyne therapy for neuropathy work?
Anodyne therapy for neuropathy is said to work by stimulating your cells to create and release nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is an extremely important messenger within your body. It floats around sending messages from cell to cell about blood flow—the key to the problems behind neuropathy. When nitric oxide does its work, your muscles soften and relax and your blood vessels widen which increases your blood flow and corrects your circulation.

Does anodyne therapy for neuropathy work?
So far, clinical trials for anodyne therapy for neuropathy have shown positive results and it is currently an approved treatment for neuropathy in over 3,000 doctor’s offices. One of the major medical groups to embrace anodyne therapy for neuropathy is podiatrists. Podiatrists deal with many neuropathy patients since the feet are a prime candidate for reduced blood flow and compromised circulation in diabetics and non diabetics alike. Diabetes care magazine has also sang the praises of anodyne therapy for neuropathy stating that it demonstrates, “strong benefits” to diabetics fighting neuropathy. It has also been approved by the United States’ Food and Drug Administration for treatment of neuropathy.

How long as anodyne therapy for neuropathy been in use?
Anodyne therapy for neuropathy was first brought onto the medical scene in 1994 so there has been plenty of time to explore both the efficacy of treatment and potential side effects.

How is anodyne therapy for neuropathy administered?
Unfortunately, anodyne therapy for neuropathy is not available for home use and must be administered in a physician’s office. The treatment schedule will vary depending on the location of your neuropathy and its intensity. For the sake of clinical trials, treatment took place over a two week time period and involves a total of six treatments each lasting thirty minutes. It is possible your anodyne therapy for neuropathy treatment schedule will be similar to that of the clinical trials.

Is anodyne therapy for neuropathy safe?
Having been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it certainly seems to be a safe treatment for diabetic and non-diabetic neuropathy. In addition, it is safe for use over pacemakers, implants and all parts of the body. This certainly infers safety as does the 15 year history of the treatment. Talk to your primary care physician today to find out if anodyne therapy for neuropathy might be the right treatment for your painful and troubling neuropathy.

Last updated on Oct 27th, 2010 and filed under Neurological Disorders. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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