Is Laser Therapy Better than Drugs for Diabetic Neuropathy?

Is Laser Therapy Better than Drugs for Diabetic Neuropathy?

Are you sick of looking for solutions to relieve your diabetic pain and neuropathy only to find the “solutions” are temporary, inadequate, or completely ineffective? There is a solution that you may not have considered: laser therapy. Omaha Integrated Health in Omaha, Nebraska, is excited to offer laser therapy for our patients dealing with diabetic neuropathy and chronic pain.

What the Heck Is Diabetic Neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that often occurs specifically in diabetics when their nerves are exposed to chronically high blood sugar. It primarily affects the legs and feet, followed by the hands and arms, and accounts for one of the most common and painful complications associated with Type 2 Diabetes. Symptoms include:

  • Numbness or reduced sensation
  • Tingling or burning
  • Sharp pains or cramps
  • Increased sensitivity to touch (some can’t even tolerate the weight of their bedsheets)
  • Serious foot problems, such as ulcers, infections, and bone and joint pain
  • Slow wound healing
  • Erectile Dysfunction in men and decreased sexual sensation in women

It can be extremely frustrating due to both the pain and the fact that there is often little that you can do to alleviate it. It develops slowly over the years, and will often go unnoticed until considerable nerve damage has already occurred. Neuropathy is one of the largest contributors leading to amputations.

What is the Best Treatment for Diabetic Neuropathy? 

The best treatment for diabetic neuropathy, by far, is to get to the core of the problem by reversing your diabetes and getting off the drugs. This takes time and effort but is certainly achievable. In the meantime, when dealing with immediate pain at hand, there are still effective solutions.

Medical doctors can offer medications that can be effective in relieving short-term pain, but they are not without side effects and can cause serious problems. Side effects may occur immediately or later down the road when used repetitively for the long-term. The other, and most serious problem with medications, is that they do not address the underlying cause of the pain itself. They just relieve the symptoms and often trade one problem for a different or worse one down the road.

When looking for immediate relief, one of the best treatment solutions is non-invasive Laser Therapy. This type of laser therapy is done at a low intensity and is used to decrease pain, improve tissue damage, and increase blood supply. It is painless, has no side effects, and can provide complete and sometimes permanent relief. It has been used for years as the go-to therapy for professional athletes for pain relief due to traumatic injuries with outstanding results. Laser therapy can help dramatically by causing the body to release chemicals that are responsible for reducing pain and swelling, increasing blood flow, and to stimulate repair and regrowth of the damaged tissue.

Treatment typically takes about 15 minutes, has no downtime, and can be repeated as often as necessary with few to no complications.

Laser Therapy in Omaha, NE

If you are ready to reverse your Type 2 diabetes, relieve your diabetic neuropathy, or improve your overall health, contact Omaha Integrated Health today. For more information about laser therapy or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (402) 932-5929.

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