Friday, April 3, 2015

Mesotherapy Can Help With Neuropathy

Neuropathy is usually short for peripheral neuropathy, meaning a disease of the peripheral nerve or nerves.

The four major forms of nerve damage are polyneuropathy, autonomic neuropathy, mononeuropathy, and mononeuritis multiplex. The most common form is peripheral polyneuropathy, which mainly affects the feet and legs.

Aside from diabetes (the common causes of neuropathy are herpes zoster infection, HIV-AIDS, toxins, alcoholism, chronic trauma (such as repetitive motion disorders) or acute trauma (including surgery), various neurotoxins and autoimmune conditions such as celiac disease,

A form of spinal nerve derangement  called Posterior Rami Syndrome can lead to neuropathic pain.

Symptoms of Neuropathy

Neuropathy often results in numbness, abnormal sensations that occur spontaneously and for no reason or in reaction to external stimuli.

Neuropathic pain usually feels like a steady burning or like a series of electric shocks or like “pins and needles.”

Typical Treatment and Care of Neuropathy

Neuropathic pain can be very difficult to treat. Sometimes strong opioid analgesics are prescribed but they are very addictive. Allopathic doctors will prescibe antidepressants, which seem to be most effective on continuous burning pain, while anticonvulsants seem to work best on sudden, lancinating, "shock-like" pains

Tricyclic antidepressants may also work on blocking the pain in peripheral nerves.

In some forms of neuropathy, the topical application of local anesthetics such as lidocaine can provide relief. A transdermal patch containing 5% lidocaine is available.

Ketamine in the form of a transdermal gel is also frequently effective when the neuropathy is localized. Neurontin 100mg/g PLO gel is also effective for treating peripheral neuropathy, including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Another treatment that is more alternative, but shows results in some individuals is infrared phototherapy. This type of therapy increases circulation, which is thought to increase circulation and therefore help relieve pain.

Mesotherapy can be helpful for the treatment of acute pain, especially if it is caused by acute pain, like carpal tunnel syndrom.  One study done in Italy and published in The Korean Journal of Pain found that mesotherapy using a  mixture containing lidocaine 10 mg, ketoprophen lysine-acetylsalycilate 80 mg, xantinol nicotinate 100 mg, cyanocobalamine 1,000 mcg plus injectable water showed results for 21 out of 25 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome in just one day. These are impressive results and confirms the experiences that we have had here at Pinewood treating nerve pain withe mesotherapy.*

The prognosis for any particular nerve disorder can only really be determined by a full medical assessment and quite often mesotherapy is a treatment that can be offered to help treat the cause of the symptoms and alleviate the distress of it.

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*Korean J Pain. 2014 Jan; 27(1): 49–53.

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