Laser therapy for neuropathy

Posted by bente80 @bente80, Jun 10 2:28pm

Anyone tried Laser Therapy for neuropathy? I have had neuropathy with severe pain on and off for 3 years. I have just started Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) treatment. Before first treatment I had severe acute stabbing chainsaw pain… The laser treatment calmed the nerve the next 6 hours, and then it started again, it lastet for 24 hours with extreme pain, and then suddenly it stopped, except from swelling and pain in the knee, unable to walk and straighten my knee. 2 weeks later I was finally able to sit in a car so I could go to laser Therapy again – that was yesterday, I felt 'something going on in the nerve, not pain, just unusual sensations… When I woke up today, i could finally straighten out my leg again for the first time in almost 4 weeks. It may be a coincidence, I don't know. My next laser Therapy treatment is tomorrow. And I was just curious if anyone else have tried it, and what was the outcome?

Hello @bente80 and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. That is great news that you feel the laser treatment may be working for you and you are seeing decreased pain and increased mobility.

Members @lorirenee1 and @johnbishop were part of an older discussion on this topic and thought they may have interest in joining you to hear your experience and share what they have learned.

Because you shared that today is your second laser therapy treatment, I am wondering if you will come back and share some more updates on your experience?

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Hello @bente80, I would like to add my welcome to Connect along with @amandajro and others. It is good to hear that the low level laser therapy has helped you. I looked into it earlier in my diagnosis but decided against it because of the cost and needing multiple treatments with no guarantees that it would help me. You might consider sharing your neuropathy journey and update your experience with the LLLT treatments in another discussion here where myself and other members have shared what helps us:

Member Neuropathy Journey Stories: What's Yours?: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/member-neuoropathy-journey-stories-whats-yours/

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Hi, thank you for the responses 😊 Last time at my fysiotherapist I got 2 "doses" of LLLT, and felt those "new sensations", today i got 3 "doses", and it felt like a lukewarm cloth were placed om my skin where i have had pain earlier. After about 12 hours my foot and toes felt warm, and have haf some "tightening" feeling in the nerve, but not pain. So… I look forward to wake up tomorrow, I hope there is more relief tomorrow, as happened the day after the last laser treatment.

I hope this will work, that it will help the nerve and knee joint calm down so that I can walk on crutches again… instead of sitting in wheelchair..

I am lucky I guess, who lives in Norway.., I pay 75 NOK (8 USD), for one laser therapy consultation. (But there are also private physiotherapists, and their prices are higher (about 70 USD for LLLT consultation/session).

Yes i will write my neuropathy story in that discussion you mentioned 🙂

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I was wondering if anyone heard about anybody who came down with myocarditis/pericarditis from the vaccine in people 30 and under?
Jake

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I had about 10 laser treatments on my feet and they cut down my pain about 50%. I’m hoping to receive more.

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@jakedduck1

I was wondering if anyone heard about anybody who came down with myocarditis/pericarditis from the vaccine in people 30 and under?
Jake

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Hi Jake @jakedduck1, See the post here by @becsbuddy in a COVID-19 discussion for some info and a link about your question – https://connect.mayoclinic.org/comment/607812/

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@amandajro

Hello @bente80 and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. That is great news that you feel the laser treatment may be working for you and you are seeing decreased pain and increased mobility.

Members @lorirenee1 and @johnbishop were part of an older discussion on this topic and thought they may have interest in joining you to hear your experience and share what they have learned.

Because you shared that today is your second laser therapy treatment, I am wondering if you will come back and share some more updates on your experience?

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My PCP referred me to a therapist who specialized in laser treatment for nerve pain. I reported back to him after a month of treatment that it had zero impact. One person’s experience.

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