A patient recently came into the clinic, eyes lit up, aglow with the fact that after 2 laser treatments her hands are working – she could make a fist for the first time in over a year! This after multiple practitioners told her nothing could be done. The patient has rheumatoid arthritis and the symptoms obviously impact her significantly. Results like this are why I do what I do.
I’m clearly not a prolific blogger, however, 2 years into this thing I finally came down with covid myself. Which means a bunch of extra free time, so why not get into the digital age?
This blot post is to reflect on why I’m so happy to use the lightforce medical laser personally and why I think it can benefit all sorts of musculoskeletal conditions.
I was in a significant mountain bike accident in 2014. As part of my injuries, I dislocated a finger and broke a few bones in my left hand. I was also left with scarring in the palm of my hand, and something that is called dupuytren’s contracture. As a piano player with small hands, the contracture along with the broken (and quite bent) finger left me unable to reach an octive, and made pushups with an outstretched palm rather uncomfortable. Not the worst thing in life, but it certainly did impact some of my activities. In 2020, a full 6 years after the accident, I acquired the lightforce laser. I immediately started using it on myself just to see what things might respond and to my surprise, the left hand responded extremely well to treatment. The dupuytren’s contracture is not gone, however it has decreased significantly since starting treatment.
I have used the laser on just about every injury I’ve sustained since that time, including skin wounds, muscle tightness, knots, sprains, strains, whiplash, headaches, jaw pain, and it has helped with every single one of these issues. I have seen it heal non-healing fractures, decrease pain and swelling following trauma, improve longstanding chronic back and neck pain, improve pain due to osteoarthritis, and so much more.
If you haven’t given it a try, contact us. Musculoskeletal laser treatments have very few contraindications, and unlike most medical treatments, it doesn’t hurt. In fact the opposite is true: the deep penetrating warmth feels really, really good.