Effect of low level laser therapy on serum vitamin D and magnesium levels in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy - A pilot study

Anju, M and Chacko, Lincy and Chettupalli, Yenoshan and Maiya, Arun G and Velladath, Saleena Ummer (2019) Effect of low level laser therapy on serum vitamin D and magnesium levels in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy - A pilot study. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews, 13. pp. 1087-1091. ISSN 1871-4021

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Abstract

Background: Diabetic Peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is the most distressing complication of diabetic population leading to loss of sensation, pain, and amputation. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been used to manage nerve injuries as it holds the potential to induce a biostimulatory effect with no side effects. Hence we planned to study the biochemical effect and therapeutic outcomes of LLLT on patients with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy as a preliminary work. Materials and methods: Pre-posttest analysis was done on 40 patients diagnosed with DPN confirmed using 10 g Monofilament test and Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument (MNSI). Vibration sensation and pain measured by Vibration perception threshold (VPT) and Numeric pain rating scale (NPRS). All patients were given LLLT (3.1 J/cm2) on plantar and dorsal of the foot for 10 days. Serum samples were collected at baseline and 4 weeks after LLLT to estimate Vitamin D and Magnesium and compared the results. Results: There was a significant increase in Vitamin D and Magnesium levels after LLLT. We observed a considerable improvement in the quality of life after LLLT demonstrated by a decrease in VPT and MNSI and a reduction in NPRS in DPN patients. Conclusion: In this study, we found that LLLT improved the QL and hence may be a useful therapeutic option in treating peripheral neuropathic pain in type 2 diabetic patients. The progress in the serum Magnesium and Vit. D levels were proportional to the QL and may be a good indicator of the prognosis of DPN after LLLT.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy; Low-level laser therapy; serum magnesium; vitamin D; neuropathic pain.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Medical Laboratory Tech
Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2019 04:42
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2019 04:42
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/153176

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