Nerve damage or disease can cause pain and other distressing symptoms that peripheral nerve regeneration could relieve. Alton Walters, MD, and his team at Peak Health Group provide state-of-the-art extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) to patients, a proven method of promoting the healthy regeneration of your peripheral nerves. To find out how ESWT could help you, contact one of Peak Health Group’s offices in Scottsdale, Arizona, or Las Vegas, Nevada. Call the office or book an appointment online today.
Peripheral nerve regeneration is a technique to help nerves to regrow if they’re damaged. Peripheral nerves branch out from the nerves exiting your spinal cord and go to all the organs and tissues around your body.
Some peripheral nerves work without your being aware of them, for example, in organ function and digestion. These are part of your autonomic nervous system.
Other peripheral nerves are part of your somatic nervous system, which tells your muscles to move and sends sensory information back to your brain.
When these nerves are damaged, they can grow back, given the right circumstances. Peripheral nerve regeneration using extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) helps provide the ideal environment for these nerves to grow back.
ESWT is a treatment the Peak Health Group team uses with great success to treat erectile dysfunction. The shock waves break up microplaque that blocks your blood vessels and reduces blood flow to your penis. It also helps new, healthy blood vessels to grow.
With peripheral nerve regeneration, ESWT causes changes in your body’s biochemistry. The pulses of sonic energy that create the shock waves trigger the healing process in your nerves.
ESWT has an anti-inflammatory effect and encourages the release of growth factors, which are vital in tissue healing. Studies into how ESWT works show that it also stimulates the production of special cells that help the stumps of damaged nerves regrow.
There are indications that other changes are taking place due to the effects of the shock waves that combine to promote faster, more vigorous nerve regeneration.
As well as the benefits to the nerves themselves, ESWT improves vascularization — the development of new blood vessels. Vascularization ensures the nerves are getting a plentiful supply of blood, which is essential for healing.
Peripheral nerve regeneration using ESWT is a relatively new technique, so it still has untapped potential. Currently, ESWT is delivering positive results for patients with conditions such as:
If you have one of these conditions or want to know more about the use of ESWT in peripheral nerve regeneration, call Peak Health Group today or book an appointment online.