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Why Laser Therapy For Shingles?
Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the chicken pox virus, varicella zoster. Shingles usually appears in a single band or line on one side of the body, along a nerve root. It is also called herpes zoster.
The new, FDA approved, MLS laser therapy is a revolutionary approach for treating both the shingles rash, and the pain. Laser treatment has the ability to heal the Shingles rash and eliminating the pain associated with shingles,
The MLS Laser can also help in reducing the possibility of chronic pain and disability.
Unlike other lasers, the MLS laser is the only laser of its type known to affect the shingles virus and shorten its life, allowing the patient pain relief quickly.
What Causes Shingles?
If you have ever had chickenpox either as a child or an adult, then you may be at risk for getting shingles. That’s because the chickenpox virus, varicella-zoster, is also the cause of shingles. You won’t know that the virus is dormant in your body until you get a case of shingles, and not everyone who has had chickenpox will also get shingles. Varicella-zoster is known to remain quietly in your nerve tissues around the brain and spinal cord until it spontaneously causes you problems.
Researchers haven’t found an answer to why the varicella-zoster virus reappears to cause shingles, but some doctors think it may have to do with several factors. Those with lowered immune symptoms and older people tend to get shingles more often. Some women get shingles while pregnant or postpartum. Stress may be a factor in the outbreak as well.
The virus belongs to the herpes class of viruses, and it’s sometimes called herpes zoster, which is different than genital herpes. Unfortunately, shingles is a contagious virus for anyone who hasn’t been vaccinated or already had chickenpox. It’s important that you stay home until your blisters heal to keep from spreading the virus.
Symptoms of Shingles
When the first symptoms appear, it can be hard to diagnose as shingles. Sometimes shingles will simply start with severe pain and erupt several days later with a red rash and liquid-filled blisters. The virus embeds itself in the nerve endings, and it causes intense pain that’s hard to get relief from. The rash is itchy when in its full-blown stage, but it can start with numbness, tingling, burning and sensitivity.
Other symptoms of the virus are similar to the flu-like overall fatigue, headaches, fever and light sensitivity. Symptoms of shingles are often mixed up with other illnesses due to their similarities to the flu, common cold and more serious issues like kidney disease.
Other signs to look for are blisters that appear in a line around your midsection, neck or eye. The rash may be only in one location on your body or covering large portions. The blisters may leak fluid and become covered in a crust. It’s important to get medical treatment to keep the blisters from becoming infected. If you’re over 60 years old or have another health condition, then contact your doctor right away.
Shingles are not life-threatening unless you have a compromised immune system, but it’s extremely uncomfortable for those that have it. Shingles can make it hard to do the things you’d normally do like going to work or school, taking part in sports and hobbies, or simply taking care of household chores.
Are There Complications from Shingles?
There can indeed be complications from shingles. They include infection at the site of the blisters, vision problems, scarring, postherpetic neuralgia and neurological issues. The chickenpox and shingles vaccines can be effective in keeping you safe from shingles, and Famciclovir, Acyclovir and Valacyclovir are all prescription antivirals to stop shingles. Since shingles can be extremely painful, doctors often suggest pain medications, calamine lotion and compresses.
We offer an alternative to help heal your shingles rash with our MLS laser therapy treatments. Our treatments will advance your body’s recovery and alleviate the pain from your blisters. We recommend between 6-12 sessions to restore you to full health. This FDA approved laser treatment will get you back to normal quickly. Contact us today to see if you’re a candidate for MLS laser therapy.