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K-Laser Therapy Brings New Benefits for Peripheral Neuropathy: Dr. Kent Pederson discusses how this treatment can help

Oct 01, 2014 07:47PM ● By Dr. Kent Pederson

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition characterized by damaged nerve endings, usually in the feet and lower legs and/or hands. It can cause tingling, burning, intense pain, numbness or all the above. It can be related to diabetes, but not necessarily. Quite a few cases are of unknown origin, or idiopathic.

Causes can include trauma to the nerve, chemotherapy drugs, autoimmune disorders, prolonged high blood sugar and other drugs, such as the cholesterol lowering statins. Medical treatment for years has centered on pain management using such drugs as Gabapentin, Cymbalta, Lyrica, Oxycodone and others to cover up the symptoms while the condition progresses.

More recently, medical treatment has involved pain block shots and muscle-stimulation methods once again used to cover up the symptoms. A much more natural, effective, non-invasive approach is cutting-edge K-Laser therapy. This painless approach employs the powerful Class IV K-Laser which is utilized by many professional football and baseball teams. This treatment focuses on healing the damaged nerve endings, rather than covering up the symptoms with dangerous drugs which can cause terrible side effects.

The K-Laser reaches beneath the skin to begin healing the nerve endings to reduce pain and restore feeling. Balance can improve significantly, along with pain, tingling and burning, which can affect sleep. It is imperative that a patient be aware of the difference between the powerful Class IV K-Laser and Class III Lasers, which are much more prevalent. If the treatment involves wrapping the feet and lower legs in LED lights and sitting unattended for 20 to 30 minutes, that denotes a Class III Laser.

A Class III Laser has one-half-watt maximum power and penetrates the skin to a depth of one centimeter. This is far too weak for a condition such as peripheral neuropathy, which involves nerve damage at different depths. By comparison, the K-Laser has a 12- to 15-watt maximum power and penetrates to a depth of five centimeters. It works faster and more efficiently than the Class III Lasers, which are deemed obsolete by professional sports teams.

In addition to peripheral neuropathy, the K-Laser works extremely well with arthritis and arthritic joint pain. Low back, neck conditions, hips, knees and elbows also respond especially well to K-Laser therapy.

Kent Pederson is a doctor of chiropractic and owner of the Arizona K-Laser Neuropathy Center, which offers tailored treatment plans at 11111 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 105, in Scottsdale. For more information, call 480-609-1080 or visit

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