Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
A research study conducted by Harvard Medical School reported that patients suffering with long term peripheral nerve injury showed progressive improvement in nerve motor function with the use of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) leading to significant functional recovery.
A research study, conducted by Harvard Medical School, reported that patients suffering with long term peripheral nerve injury showed progressive improvement in nerve motor function with the use of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). This has lead to significant functional recovery in peripheal nerves.
There are many different forms of near infrared (NIR) light therapy on the market. The pricing on NIR therapy can vary significantly from $100 up to $20,000 dollars. Before you run out and purchase a hundred dollar NIR device, it’s important to realize that not all NIR’s have the same ability to repair damaged peripheral nerves; therefore, it’s important to be familiar with the therapeutic benefits and differences of Low Level Laser Therapy devices.
In order to elicit nerve repair in peripheral nerves, the infrared light wavelength must be between 800 nm – 1100 nm. This range of wavelength allows for penetration of 4-6 inches deep within the tissue.
The vast majority of LLLT’s owned by doctors operate between the wavelengths of 600 nm – 780nm. The problem with this wavelength of NIR is that it will only penetrate approximately 1/8 inch deep in the body, which isn’t deep enough to affect a peripheral nerve. These lasers are more popular in the medical community because they are less expensive. Although this wavelength of NIR laser does have some therapeutic benefits, it is ineffective in repairing and regenerating damaged peripheral nerves.
Medical evidence shows that NIR (LLLT) triggers Nitric Oxide (NO) release, found to be extremely beneficial for neuropathy sufferers.
Benefits of Nitric Oxide (NO)
- Increases blood flow to injured or damaged nerves.
- Increases circulation, oxygen and nutrient delivery to nerves
- Stimulates proper nerve transmission
- Decreases pain by stimulating endorphin production
- Decreases muscle spasm
- Stimulates cellular reproduction
- Stimulates the production of collagen
- Increases lymphatic system activity
Other Benefits of LLLT
- Reduces Inflammation
- Reduces pain
- Accelerates healing
- Increases stimulation
- Reduces sensitivity
- Improves wound healing
- Decreases muscle spasm and tightness
- Increases range of motion
Here’s what you get with the purchase of the low level laser therapy (LLLT) device:
- Instructional DVD giving you step by step instructions on how to use your device for maximal results. This instructional DVD is conducted by Dr. Coppola – as he gives you the same protocols used in our clinic. These protocols have literally helped thousands of people get relief from peripheral neuropathy.
The patients who have benefited from the protocols shared in this DVD range from age 16 to 93 afflicted with moderate neuropathy to the most severe cases.
- Receive one LLLT (infra-red laser) device.
- Receive a one year guarantee on your infra-red laser device. We cover your device from any manufacturing defect or malfunction for one year. No questions asked.
It should be understood that most people have suffered from neuropathy for many years and there is no quick easy fix. Contrary to what many doctors are telling their patients, damaged nerves can be healed. Your nerves are not dead, they are damaged. Current research has demonstrated time and time again that nerves can be repaired with the appropriate treatment, as witnessed in our clinic every day.
The protocol that I share with you, is the same protocol we use in our clinic every day – with great results.
Important Note: For those of you who want to dabble for a couple of weeks to see if it works, you will be sadly disappointed. Nerves heal slowly, requiring a significant commitment for substantial results. Typically, you will not see drastic improvement within the first 2 weeks. It will require two to three months of treatment to experience great results.
Use of the infrared laser device is the single best way to supercharge your results when used in conjunction with Nervana.
Here’s how the infra-red laser device should be used.
- For mild to moderate neuropathy, device should be used 30 minutes on each leg or 1 hr. per day.
- For more severe cases with either severe pain or significant loss of balance, device may be used 30 minutes per leg twice a day allowing 3 – 5 hours between each session.
- Treatments should be done 6 – 7 days per week. Consistency is crucial!
- Treatments should be done for 2 – 3 months depending on desired results.
Although this treatment requires a significant commitment, patients, who have been suffering with neuropathy for years, will often report the following changes in as little as 2 – 3 months:
- Significant reduction in pain, burning, numbness, and hyper-sensitivity.
- Significantly improved balance.
- Improved circulation in lower legs and feet.
- Restored skin health and color.
- Improved sensory feeling in legs.
Always wash the affected area with soap and water before applying the LLLT device. There should never be any cream, lotion or ointment on the affected area prior to applying the LLLT device. Failure to follow this step can cause skin irritation or burns.
Peer-Reviewed Clinical Studies
These following studies have been published in medical journals that have a rigorous peer-review process. They are listed chronologically.
- Horwitz L, Burke TJ, Carnegie DE. Augmentation of Wound Healing Using Monochromatic Infrared Energy. Advances in Wound Care. 1999;12:35-40.
- Noble JG, Lowe AS, Baxter GD. Monochromatic Infrared Irradiation (890): Effect of a Multisource Array upon Conduction in the Human Median Nerve. Journal of Clinical Laser Medicine and Surgery. 2001;19:291-295.
- Kochman AB, Carnegie DE, Burke TJ. Symptomatic Reversal of Peripheral Neuropathy in Patients with Diabetes. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. 2002;92:125-130.
- Prendergast JJ, Miranda G, Sanchez M. Improvement of Sensory Impairment in Patients with Peripheral Neuropathy. Endocrine Practice. 2004;10:24-30.
- Leonard DR, Farooqi MH, Myers S. Restoration of Sensation, Reduced Pain, and Improved Balance in Subjects with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy; A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Study. Diabetes Care. 2004;27:168-172.
- Kochman AB. Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy and Physical Therapy for Peripheral Neuropathy: Influence on Sensation, Balance and Falls. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. 2004;27:16-19.
- Powell MW, Carnegie DE, Burke TJ. Reversal of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy and New Wound Incidence: The Role of MIRE. Advances in Skin & Wound Care. 2004;17(6):295-300.
- DeLellis S, Carnegie DE, Burke TJ. Improved Sensitivity in Patients with Peripheral Neuropathy: Effects of Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. 2005; 95(2):143-147.
- Harkless L, DeLellis S, Burke TJ. Improved Foot Sensitivity and Pain Reduction in Patients with Peripheral Neuropathy after Treatment with Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy-MIRETM. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications. 2006;20(2):81-87.
- Volkert W, Hassan A, Hassan M, et al. Effectiveness of Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy and Physical Therapy for Peripheral Neuropathy: Changes in Sensation, Pain and Balance – A Multi-Center Chart Review. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. 2006;24(2):7-18.
- Powell MW, Carnegie DH, Burke TJ. Reversal of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy with Photo Therapy (MIRETM) Decreases Falls and the Fear of Falling, and Improves Activities of Daily Living in Seniors. Age and Ageing. 2006;35(1):11-16.
- Burke TJ. Infrared Photo Energy May Reduce Neuropathic Pain. Practical Pain Management. 2007;7(6):57-63.
- Nather A, Sim YE, Chew LL, Neo SH. Anodyne Therapy for Recalcitrant Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Report of Four Cases. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery. 2007;15(3):361-4.
- Mitchell, U. Use of Near Infrared Light to Reduce Symptoms Associated with Restless Leg Syndrome in a Woman: a Case Report. J Med Case Reports. 2010; 4:286.
- Mitchell, U, Myrer JW, Johnson AW, Hilton SC. Restless Legs Syndrome and Near Infrared Light: An Alternative Treatment Option. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 2010, Oct 26.
- Mak, M, Cheing, G. Immediate Effects of Monochromatic Infrared Energy on Microcirculation in Healthy Subjects. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. 2012;30(2):1-8.
- Hsieh, R, Liao, W, Lee, W. Local and Systemic Cardiovascular Effects from Monochromatic Infrared Therapy in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Double- Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2012; Article ID 583016.
- Ammar, T. Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy. International Scholarly Research Network (ISRN) Rehabilitation. 2012; Article ID 484307.