Neuropathic Pain Syndrome

Neuropathic Pain Syndrome is a complex, chronic pain state that usually is accompanied by tissue injury. With neuropathic pain, the nerve fibers themselves might be damaged, dysfunctional, or injured. These damaged nerve fibers send incorrect signals to other pain centers. The impact of a nerve fiber injury includes a change in nerve function both at the site of injury and areas around the injury.

Patients experience a great variety of abnormal sensory sensations, they may describe their symptoms as sharp, dull, hot, cold, sensitive, itchy, deep, stinging, burning, or some other descriptor. Additionally, some patients may feel pain with a light touch or pressure.

Photobiomodulation acts modifying the underlying organic dysfunctions (reactive oxygen spices increase, antioxidants reduction, ATP production imbalance, and induction of apoptosis.) Photobiomodulation therapy stands out among the physical therapy resources used for analgesia.