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Hi all,
I have some major neuropathy going on and am medicated on gabapentin for it. I have heard of people such as chiropractors and physiotherapists offering laser therapy for this sort of thing. Do any of you know if it is worth trying? Success rates? I don't want to put out the money if there is nothing to it.
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Interesting post, I too have DPN but mine's not terrible yet - just terribly inconvenient. According to the ADA, the difference between the control group and the laser group were "statistically insignificant." That said, however, if it is reasonably inexpensive, provides you with relief and no complications then I say go for it. Keep us posted if you go through with it.
 

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I also have (had) diabetic retinopathy, this was back in the early 1980's (I have been diabetic for 43 years) I had mulitple laser surgeries on both my left and right eyes at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and a vitrectomy surgery in 1984 in my right eye. I have had no need for further surgeries and my vision was 20/20 after all was said and done. I did not have to wear glasses until 1991 when I turned 30. At that time there was no gabapentin for me to use.
 

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I also have (had) diabetic retinopathy, this was back in the early 1980's (I have been diabetic for 43 years) I had mulitple laser surgeries on both my left and right eyes at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and a vitrectomy surgery in 1984 in my right eye. I have had no need for further surgeries and my vision was 20/20 after all was said and done. I did not have to wear glasses until 1991 when I turned 30. At that time there was no gabapentin for me to use.
Just to be clear...I was talking about neuropathy, not retinopathy. I too have retinopathy and have had laser and vitrectomy surgeries for those. Am sorry to hear about your retinopathy and wanted to make it clear, I think laser is often necessary and helpful for retinopathy, but wasn't sure about laser for neuropathy.
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