Here is My Question:
I am an MS spouse. My question is whether you are familiar with some of the recent work on photobiomodulation and MS, and whether you have a point of view about the promise of this treatment modality. My wife has had the benefit of the best neurologists, the best DMTs (currently Ocrevus), and has done everything possible from a lifestyle perspective to combat this disease (diet, exercise, professional and social engagement, ultra-positive attitude), yet progression continues. We are always on the lookout for something that can help. Is photobiomodulation worth giving a try? Many thanks.
Thanks for your question. I am not aware of any recent published work on the therapeutic value of photobiomodulation in people with Multiple Sclerosis. There are some preliminary studies of this treatment modality in a mouse model of inflammation in the central nervous system, but these are not studies of Multiple sclerosis.
We can not provide any medical advise on the subject without some therapeutic information to guide us.
Revere P (Rip) Kinkel, MDProfessor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego
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