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I have neuropathy and have been told there's no medical treatment but there are several alternative treatments which ones would you recommend.?
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: Neurologist
There are some ways to treat the symptoms of neuropathy such as lyrica, (pregabalin) neurontin, elavil, and others.
Neurologists are the best doctors to help you find a treatment for your neuropathy. While there is no cure, you can try to obtain some symptom relief.

In brief: Neurologist
There are some ways to treat the symptoms of neuropathy such as lyrica, (pregabalin) neurontin, elavil, and others.
Neurologists are the best doctors to help you find a treatment for your neuropathy. While there is no cure, you can try to obtain some symptom relief.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Alternative treatments which have been tried are accupuncture,high doses of vit B12,alpha lupolic acid,COQ 10,B1and B6,L Arginine.But there are no documented studies to show their effectiveness
Dr. Keith Rafal
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Non medication optio
In addition to the medications that have been listed there are some other options that may be useful for symptom relief.
Of course an evaluation and proper monitoring should occur under the supervision of a medical doctor. Symptoms may be helped by acupuncture and Alpha lipoic acid in some instances. You also want to check with your physician to make sure that your B12 level has been checked.

In brief: Non medication optio
In addition to the medications that have been listed there are some other options that may be useful for symptom relief.
Of course an evaluation and proper monitoring should occur under the supervision of a medical doctor. Symptoms may be helped by acupuncture and Alpha lipoic acid in some instances. You also want to check with your physician to make sure that your B12 level has been checked.
Dr. Keith Rafal
Dr. Keith Rafal
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Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery
In brief: None
"alternative treatments" rarely provide lasting relief of neuropathy symptoms.
I know of none that have been subjected to appropriate study with lasting beneficial results. The placebo effect is very powerful and often provides temporary improvement or even relief of neuropathy symptoms. Lasting relief is rare.

In brief: None
"alternative treatments" rarely provide lasting relief of neuropathy symptoms.
I know of none that have been subjected to appropriate study with lasting beneficial results. The placebo effect is very powerful and often provides temporary improvement or even relief of neuropathy symptoms. Lasting relief is rare.
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
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Dr. Keith Rafal
With a diverse population of patients not everyone responds or tolerate the conventional approach. The Sydney trial published in 2006 using alpha lipoic acid for diabetic peripheral neuropathy did demonstrate albeit short term statistically significant benefit. If we adhere to the strictest research standard to guide us with all treatment we may fail to offer a potentially viable option.
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