Friday, August 3, 2012

Laser Therapy for Postherpetic Neuralgia

Worldwide Studies have shown that Laser Therapy is a Safe and Natural Alternative Treatment for Neuralgia. 

Post herpetic neuralgia (PHN) can be an extremely painful condition which in many cases proves resistant to all the accepted forms of treatment. It is frequently most severe in the elderly and may persist for years with no predictable course. Since 1980, we have been applying low reactive level laser therapy (LLLT) for patients with PHN.

It is often associated with significant morbidity, and it can cause allodynia, insomnia, fatigue, depression, and interference with daily activities.  Herpes Zoster affects 20-30% of individuals during their lifetime and up to 50% of those are over 80 years of age.  PHN is the most common complication in the elderly.  The condition usually regresses spontaneously within 1-6 months but can persist for many years.  

The protocol for PHN is initiated with antiviral drugs during the acute herpes zoster outbreak.  Other treatment options for PHN include topical analgesics, opioid analgesics, tricyclic antidepressants, gabapentin, cutaneous stimulation, injection therapy, acupuncture and hypnotherapy.  Since 1980, Low Level Laser Therapy has been applied for PHN.

Numerous worldwide studies have shown that Postherpetic Neuralgia treated with Low Level Laser Therapy will demonstrate a significant reduction in pain intensity, hypersensitivity, and other complaints.

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