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Nerve regeneration

Which forms of electrophysical therapy help or are likely to help nerve regeneration long after nerve trauma?

Sandeep Saluja

3 years ago

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Is it likely that a combination of therapies will prove better than any single modality? If so,what would be the best mix?


Using Interferential Therapy 1 -10Hz, I managed to get 90% recovery of a drop foot following L5 S1 root compression from a sequestered disc 30 years before. Less than 30 years has proved easier, but it does depend on the degree of nerve damage.

Prof Tim Watson
Prof Tim Watson

There is a lot of research on EPA's and nerve regeneration. E Stim has been widely used historically, but some of the Laser based therapy evidence is coming through strongly. Try Tsai + Hamblin (2017). "Biological effects and medical applications of infrared radiation." J Photochem Photobiol B 170: 197-207 for a good recent review. Not saying the other modalities are ineffective, just that of the 1600+ refs in my database relating to nerve regen, the majority of those in the last 5 years pertain to laser based applications

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