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Old age, diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy, severe balance issues, was diagnosed scolliosus and stenosis. Treatment?

Hi, My name is Melba Whitney, and I m 80 years old. I was recently diagnosed with Peripheral Neuropathy . I do not have diabetes . They can find no cause for the Neuropathy. Tried several medications. Nothing helped. I have severe balance problems and senior tremors. Several years ago, I was diagnosed with Scolliosus and also Stenosis . No reatment available. I recently read something about laser treatment for Neuropathy. Are you familiar with this treatment? It s apparently covered under Medicare and supplemental insurance. Would it be a waste of time and money to try this treatment?
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

It is unfortunate to note that your peripheral neuropathy did not respond to the usual treatments.

Also, no cause could be found. In some cases, it is not possible to find a cause for peripheral neuropathy.

The best treatments for peripheral neuropathy are pregabalin and methycobal [vitamin 12].

Laser treatment may not work in your case.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM [Neurology]
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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