Laser treatment for neuropathy?

Posted by pfbacon @pfbacon, Tue, Jan 22 6:30pm

I think I remember that some of you posted about laser treatment for neuropathy but I have looked through 6 months of topics and can’t find anything about it. Have any of you had it and how did it go? I have acute sensory neuropathy and restless leg syndrome in case that matters. There is a doctor here who does it, I have an appointment on Friday to discuss it. Thanks ! Peggy

Hi Peggy @pfbacon, Here is a link to a post in a discussion and then a link provided by another member in a post.

Low Level Laser Therapy Notes/Posts

Felix @swiss
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/in-search-of-relief/?pg=1#comment-130717

@holhealthcare
Can Low-Level Laser Therapy Have An Impact For Small Fiber Neuropathy?
https://www.podiatrytoday.com/can-low-level-laser-therapy-treat-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy

I have had low level laser therapy about 4 times beginning March of 17 (12 sessions), June 17 (4 sessions), September 17 (6 sessions) and January of 19 (4 sessions). It helped me quite noticeably the first session. After that it was maintenance to keep the neuropathy in my feet and not let it start traveling up my ankles and lower legs. It seems that about 3 times per year of 4 to 6 sessions work for me. My neuropathy now consists of numbness in the bottom of my feet and a tenderness in the top of my feet that requires only the most comfortable and loose shoes.

I saw the laser doctor today, he's actually a chiropractor but he is licensed to use his new laser machine . He was candid. Laser doesn't exactly cure neuropathy but many patients benefit from it. He said it works better if we only have the beginnings of neuropathy. I'm rather far advanced but it would still do some temporary healing, I would need to do it many times at first, then occasionally as maintenance. He will see how much of it my insurance company will cover and call me on Mon or Tues of next week. Thanks for your input, all of you who shared some experience. Peggy

I had over 2 months of daily laser for Atrophy Blanche *(which I have in addition to neuropathy). I had enormously high hopes,and it may have helped a little, but nowhere near enough. If anyone else had wounds that wouldn't heal (for 2 years on my L. ankles) = please help. Sorry about the laser – maybe it will do better for you. Supermom57

@wisfloj

Has anyone tried lasers? I find there are many types, plus hot and cold. Any success stories?
For night time relief of burning feet I have found some 'slippers' with gel inserts that are kept frozen until needed. I have 2 different pairs, from Amazon, and they have been lifesavers. Just thought I’d share.

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@wisfloj Good morning again. I like the gel insert idea. I have a wrap with gel that can be hot or cold. Works quite well till I fall asleep and it melts. Have a lovely afternoon. The Cardinals and Orioles are providing a color show at the bird feeder. Beautiful. Chris

@wisfloj

Has anyone tried lasers? I find there are many types, plus hot and cold. Any success stories?
For night time relief of burning feet I have found some 'slippers' with gel inserts that are kept frozen until needed. I have 2 different pairs, from Amazon, and they have been lifesavers. Just thought I’d share.

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Hello @wisfloj, I would like to add my welcome to Connect along with Chris @artscaping and other members. I'm tagging our moderator @ethanmcconkey to see if we should move your post to the following similar discussion so that you can meet other members asking the same question about laser therapy.

> Groups > Neuropathy > Laser ?
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/laser/

Here are a couple of Low Level Laser Therapy Notes/Posts you may be interested in reading:

Felix @swiss
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/in-search-of-relief/?pg=1#comment-130717

@holhealthcare
Can Low-Level Laser Therapy Have An Impact For Small Fiber Neuropathy?
https://www.podiatrytoday.com/can-low-level-laser-therapy-treat-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy

Has anyone tried lasers? I find there are many types, plus hot and cold. Any success stories?
For night time relief of burning feet I have found some 'slippers' with gel inserts that are kept frozen until needed. I have 2 different pairs, from Amazon, and they have been lifesavers. Just thought I’d share.

Hi @wisfloj I want to join @johnbishop and @artscaping in welcoming you to Connect. You may have noticed I moved your post to this existing discussion on laser treatment so that you can see what others have said. Simply click VIEW & REPLY in your email notification to find your post.

That is great that you have found slippers that have been helpful!

I wanted to introduce you to fellow Connect members @kiowajack @pfbacon and @superwife may find your story helpful and may be able to share their experience with laser treatment or provide you support.

How are you currently treating your neuropathy outside of the slippers?

@ethanmcconkey

Hi @wisfloj I want to join @johnbishop and @artscaping in welcoming you to Connect. You may have noticed I moved your post to this existing discussion on laser treatment so that you can see what others have said. Simply click VIEW & REPLY in your email notification to find your post.

That is great that you have found slippers that have been helpful!

I wanted to introduce you to fellow Connect members @kiowajack @pfbacon and @superwife may find your story helpful and may be able to share their experience with laser treatment or provide you support.

How are you currently treating your neuropathy outside of the slippers?

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I use CBD oil but haven’t felt consistent relief. My neurologist wanted to provide an RX but I am avoiding that for now.
So ice slippers is it and they do allow me to fall asleep!

Yes, I have received several Laser treatments at a chiropractors office and it eliminated all of the problems that felt like marbles on the bottom of my feet. It was a painless procedure and I am guessing that it is a common treatment from chiropractors or sports trainers.

@pfbacon

I saw the laser doctor today, he's actually a chiropractor but he is licensed to use his new laser machine . He was candid. Laser doesn't exactly cure neuropathy but many patients benefit from it. He said it works better if we only have the beginnings of neuropathy. I'm rather far advanced but it would still do some temporary healing, I would need to do it many times at first, then occasionally as maintenance. He will see how much of it my insurance company will cover and call me on Mon or Tues of next week. Thanks for your input, all of you who shared some experience. Peggy

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It was successful in removing all of the scar tissue from the bottom of my feet. I paid $50 for a session and it was well worth it. It is now two years later and i can walk around on my bare feet with out pain or discomfort

@rpercy7

Yes, I have received several Laser treatments at a chiropractors office and it eliminated all of the problems that felt like marbles on the bottom of my feet. It was a painless procedure and I am guessing that it is a common treatment from chiropractors or sports trainers.

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Do you know the type of laser? There are high and low level, some are labeled hot or cold, class 3 and 4…
So confusing. I am finding chiropractors near me offering this as well. Thank you

Have laser treatments helped you?

I had about 6 cold laser treatments. The effects lasted a couple of months (I could wear shoes that I couldn't before).

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