Postherpetic neuralgia from Shingles: Low Level Laser Therapy

Posted by jerid @jerid, Oct 5 4:39pm

I know this is a medical sight and prescription drugs are advised and if any of you prefer this route then that is how you need to continue. I personally prefer not to take drugs as long as I can tolerate the agony of my pain from PHN due to Shingles 4 years ago. However, if any one is interested I just discovered a new non medicated therapy that seems to be helping me, but it is in its early stage so I hesitate to go crazy yet with positivity on it. On Sept.29th I did my first Red Light Cold Laser Therapy in my home administered by myself. I was told of Red Light therapy thru a massage therapist in our local town. My husband did some investigating into it and found that one of the major hospitals in Hartford, CT have this treatment available. I had the exact hospital, but now I do not. Ugh! Here is the web site for the Cold Laser that we purchased. Keep in mind there are several different lasers available, but we chose this because it is the latest technology.
https://www.amazon.com/LaserTRX-Relief-Laser-Therapy-Device/dp/B07HQTB77T
So far I am happy with the results I am seeing and feeling in just one week. My inflammation to my forehead is lessened and I am not in the constant needle sharp, branding iron pains and leathery forehead. Because this was on the left forehead, scalp and in the left eye my left eye does not have the inflammation any more. It actually looks the same size as my right eye. I have actually been smiling the last several days. Any questions go to the sight and look up cold laser red light therapy. I am praying this healing that I am experiencing last a life time for all who choose to use it. God bless and good luck.

Keep in mind this is NOT just for PHN it is for most kinds of pain. Not advisable for cancer.

@jerid, Thanks for sharing your experience with the Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). You will notice that I changed the title of your discussion to hopefully bring in more members to benefit from your positive experience using the LLLT device to help with the pain from your chronic postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) caused by shingles. I also found some information that supports how it has helped you.

– The Use of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) For Musculoskeletal Pain: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4743666/
– Is Cold Laser Therapy Right for You?: https://www.healthline.com/health/cold-laser-therapy

How often do you use the device to keep the pain in control?

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Gosh, thank you for the extra info. Much appreciated. Hope this helps others.

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@johnbishop

@jerid, Thanks for sharing your experience with the Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). You will notice that I changed the title of your discussion to hopefully bring in more members to benefit from your positive experience using the LLLT device to help with the pain from your chronic postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) caused by shingles. I also found some information that supports how it has helped you.

– The Use of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) For Musculoskeletal Pain: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4743666/
– Is Cold Laser Therapy Right for You?: https://www.healthline.com/health/cold-laser-therapy

How often do you use the device to keep the pain in control?

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I am only in my second week. I am using it only 2x a day and I have seen relief. Not painless yet, but a heck of a lot better.

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@jerid

I am only in my second week. I am using it only 2x a day and I have seen relief. Not painless yet, but a heck of a lot better.

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@jerid
Thank-you for telling us about this device. My wife has PN in her feet and tried using an infrared device, also from, where else, Amazon (aka the company store) and after using it for about a month she believed it was helping her. But after further use she began to believe it was more placebo effect than anything, and by about 2 months of use she gave it up completely. Here is what we got originally: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IVPMZKE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

What you are using is called Low level laser therapy and may be significantly different than what we used (and obviously much more $$$).

Anyway, after the first one disappointed, I got a 2nd device from Amazon, basically a glorified infrared light bulb, and I had to rig it up for her so it could be used easily. She used this one and at first was more pleased with it than the the original unit, but then after a while, just like the first one, she began to lose confidence that it was doing much for her. I should say, she was using each of the devices from 2 to 4 times per day, usually for about 15-20 minutes each time and used each light device for about 2 months altogether. Here is the link for 2nd device (bulb): https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JW9RZ7K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

What you are using is much more expensive and might actually help, I sure hope so. I will be very interested to hear from you later as to how you feel about it after much more use. Thanks for posting this. Best, Hank

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@jerid Thanks for letting me know of this treatment I've sent to a friend who is battling the shingles .

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Yes, I am so far happy with the results. The leathery like forehead is mostly back to normal with little to no inflammation. My electrical shock like pain has greatly reduced. My husband told me last night it is nice to not see me going around with such pain in my eyes and expression. That is huge to me. My left eye was also effected and it was always swollen and is back to normal size. I am not out of the woods yet, but a whole heck of a lot better. I will get the name and number to the chiropractor in LVegas who used a pen like cold laser and the cost is much less and he is having good results with his patients. Actually I have it. His name is Steve and his # is 702-768-1804. Go to Energy Healing or google his phone number and it will take you right to his website with a video and his information. His cold laser is around $2-300. Good Luck.

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@jesfactsmon

@jerid
Thank-you for telling us about this device. My wife has PN in her feet and tried using an infrared device, also from, where else, Amazon (aka the company store) and after using it for about a month she believed it was helping her. But after further use she began to believe it was more placebo effect than anything, and by about 2 months of use she gave it up completely. Here is what we got originally: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IVPMZKE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

What you are using is called Low level laser therapy and may be significantly different than what we used (and obviously much more $$$).

Anyway, after the first one disappointed, I got a 2nd device from Amazon, basically a glorified infrared light bulb, and I had to rig it up for her so it could be used easily. She used this one and at first was more pleased with it than the the original unit, but then after a while, just like the first one, she began to lose confidence that it was doing much for her. I should say, she was using each of the devices from 2 to 4 times per day, usually for about 15-20 minutes each time and used each light device for about 2 months altogether. Here is the link for 2nd device (bulb): https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JW9RZ7K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

What you are using is much more expensive and might actually help, I sure hope so. I will be very interested to hear from you later as to how you feel about it after much more use. Thanks for posting this. Best, Hank

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I looked at the lights and I do not think they are laser only red light. Hartford Medical Center in CT uses the laser therapy so this is why we went with a laser rather than just the red light.

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Would this work for sciatica too?

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