Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system eats away at the protective sheath covering nerves known as myelin. The resulting nerve damage caused by Multiple sclerosis MS disrupts the communication between the brain and the body. Multiple sclerosis MS has a vast amount of symptoms
- Vision Loss
- Impaired coordination
- Dizziness, pins and needles
- Tingling or weakness
In the case of weakness, it can either be differentiated between general or specific. General weakness refers to Multiple Sclerosis caused by metabolic conditions while specific weakness can either be caused neurologically, meaning in the distal components of your extremities (lower down on your arms and legs) or caused by muscular conditions affecting the proximal components of your extremities (Higher up on your arms and legs).
There are three types of MS:
Management of Multiple sclerosis
- Relapsing-Remitting MS: Sudden attacks when your symptoms flare up and they almost always recover
- Secondary progressive MS: Becomes steadily progressive attacks and partial recoveries continue to occur
- Primary Progressive MS: Progressive course from onset, usually doesn’t remit.
Management of Multiple Sclerosis generally consists of spinal adjusting, muscle rehabilitation as well as corticosteroids and Cold Laser therapy or low-level laser therapy. Cold laser therapy is a low intensity modality used to stimulate healing of tissues using extremely low levels of light; hence not producing any heat upon the tissues involved. The therapy has been proven in the management of many musculoskeletal conditions including Multiple sclerosis.
The Cold Laser therapy or low-level laser therapy protects the body from episodes of multiple sclerosis by increasing oxygen levels to the brain and preventing any death to the axon of the nerve. The treatments used to down regulate pro-inflammatory mediators and up-regulate anti-inflammatory mediators to protect the central nervous system. The low-level laser therapy involves placing the emitter over 4 locations across the head with 4 minutes on each location. The recommended amount of sessions generally consists of 2 per week and last approximately 20 minutes with the amount of sessions varying from 10-30 sessions depending on your stage/type of Multiple sclerosis.
So if you’re experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, or your doctor/GP has diagnosed you with having multiple sclerosis Cold Laser Therapy/low-level laser therapy at Lakeside Laser may assist you! Lakeside laser is located on the 3/45 Central Walk Joondalup and has many visitors from around Perth including a large amount of northern suburbs for example, Heathridge, Alkimos, Woodvale, Greenwood, Hilary’s, Scarborough, Two rocks and Wanneroo. To speak with our low level laser/cold laser trained professionals and schedule an appointment you can contact us on 93000095, or book via our book now tab on our website at lakesidelaser.com.au. Our staff look forward to hearing from you shortly.