Has anyone ever heard of Laser Therapy for Neuropathy?
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Hi @mikween, I hope you don’t mind, but I moved your discussion to the Brain & Nervous System group because there is where other discussions taking place on Neuropathy. Thank you for starting a conversation specifically about laser therapy for neuropathy treatment.
I would like to invite @crystalgal, @dbentley, @johnbishop, @swiss, and @hoot as they have all discussed laser therapy in some form in regards to their neuropathy diagnosis.
@mikween, have you discussed this therapy with your medical provider, or are you asking due to your own research?
Hi @mikween, I had looked into laser therapy or a form of it a year or so ago when I started looking for solutions to my neuropathy (no pain, just numbness/tingling in both legs and feet). I had a friend that went to the one in the suburbs of Minneapolis and feels like it has helped her. I checked into it but didn’t get the feeling it would work for me. It’s an ongoing treatment program with each treatment running $125 to $175 (somewhere in that range if I am remembering correctly) and it takes between 8 and 12 treatments before you normally see any results according to the person I talked with at the company. None of it is covered by insurance. I determined quickly that it wasn’t for me just because of the discussion with the people and the iffy wording from them. There is also a combined laser therapy with a nutrition program that made a little more sense to me but again it’s a chiropractor and staff so I’m not too excited…call me a skeptic. I suppose if I had unlimited finances it might be an option just to try.
Here’s a search link from Google Scholar for laser therapy for neuropathy: http://bit.ly/2sDX5Dt
I’m not saying it won’t work but I would do a lot of research before deciding. Are you looking at a specific laser therapy provider for treatment?
Good luck whatever you decide! Can you keep us updated?
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Does anyone think that neurologist should know that there is an operation for foot drop? If mine would have told me years ago I could have gotten it fixed, but it it has been to long. I think that they should know about it?
Hi @mikween, It sounds like you met with the doctors that do the foot drop operation and they said it had been too long? I know you must be really disappointed and rightly so. Did they offer any kind of treatment that will help?
I am going to try this foot doctors Laser Therapy This is what he say on his page :We are proud to be on the medical technological forefront by offering MLS Laser Therapy as a treatment for Neuropathy. This treatment uses wavelengths of light to treat painful and debilitating conditions. This treatment is given to our patients to help manage the pain from Neuropathy. MLS Laser Therapy helps Neuropathy by releasing endorphins that reduce pain, reduces swelling, increases blood flow and stimulates repair and regrowth of nerve tissue. It cost $650 for 13 treatments but he told me if I do not feel any relief after 2 or 3 treatments he will refund my money, so I figure what do I have to loose. I will let yall know how it goes. I am in so much pain I do not care how much it cost, He also put me on some Hormones plus supplements.
Thank you for the update. Hoping that the MLS Laser Therapy helps you and I’m glad they will refund your money if you get not relief after 2 or 3 treatments. Can you let us know how the treatment goes?
You might want to check out Calmar therapy–also known as Scrambler therapy. It’s used in Italy for nerve pain and there’s a center in Rhode Island. They have also trained people at John Hopkins & Mayo Clinic.
Here’s a Scrambler therapy patient story from Mayo Clinic:
I was trying to obtain Calmar or Scrambler Therapy in Switzerland but found no therapist. Also the manufactuers die not answer to my request to inform me about therapists in Europe. Also my interest to purchase such a machine which looks like a bit TENS unit was not answered. So I gave up.
Go to the site st-team.eu
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