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Tue Sep 03 15:14:58 UTC 2013

Some chiropractors are advertising a new neuropathy treatment using a Class IV K-Laser. Is this worthwhile or a bogus treatment?
Asked By: johnregan  
Category: Neuropathy

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I would consider trying this if it seems to be worthwhile. Since it is relatively new, I can find little information on the web as yet. I am Type 2, 70 year old male. I have had feet neuropathy for at least 5 years.
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2013-09-26 09:58:48.0

The studies I have seen for this type of treatment look encouraging but are not as conclusive as I would like to see. That being said, this treatment seems to have been effective for a number of patients. I have seen dramatic improvements in many of my patients with so called "alternate" therapies such as acupuncture,etc.. I would say that it may be worth a try, but I you need to let your PCP know about your thoughts so that he/she can weigh in as well. Keep in mind that cost may be a factor as insurance may not cover this form of treatment. In addition, it would be of value to get in touch with any others who may have already tried this and what their experience was. Good luck!!
Answered By: susan sloane
Accreditations: B.S.,Rph.,C.D.E.,Nutritionist
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2013-09-27 20:20:25.0

I am lucky not to have peripheral neuropathy, although I do have what is probably Autonomic Neuropathy dues to long term undiagnosed diabetes. Despite not having experienced Peripheral Neuropathy, I would suggest to anyone deliberating on a remedy to normalize their blood glucose as a first step. I have read many personal reports that this step has alleviate the symptoms. Henry Mydlarz
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