Tennis is the classic example of an activity that, played intensively or with poor form, may stress the elbow joint and lead to lateral epicondylitis or “tennis elbow”. However athletes and nonathletes alike may experience pain, strain or inflammation of the elbow. In current times, poor ergonomics with computer use is one of the main tennis elbow culprits.
It is important to recognize that attention to fitness, posture and ergonomics can help prevent elbow pain; and mild cases may respond to a brief course of ibuprofen or resolve without treatment. However recurrent, persistent or severe elbow pain should be evaluated and treated by an expert in musculoskeletal health. Fortunately, treatment with a handheld transdermal laser system known as low level laser therapy (LLLT) or cold laser therapy has been shown to reduce elbow pain for patients suffering from chronic upper extremity musculoskeletal pain, including tennis elbow, and is increasingly available to patients at wellness centers such as Synergy Wellness Chiropractic and Physical Therapy.
Cold Laser Therapy also known as low level laser therapy is expanding the options for treating chronic pain and soft tissue injuries. Today we are going to talk about everything Cold Laser Therapy. This safe, non-invasive, and effective treatment option opens up a whole new way to treat pain and heal soft tissue injuries caused by many conditions from arthritis to sports injuries and more.
Throughout history, the focus of pain management has largely been on pharmaceuticals. When pain is chronic it becomes a precarious balancing act between maintaining the quality of life and avoiding addictions. The current opioid crisis is a clear indication that innovations in pain treatment are long overdue.
Cold Laser Therapy (LLLT) reduces pain by speeding up your body’s natural healing potential. It’s almost like you’re healing at the speed of light! At Synergy Wellness Chiropractic & Physical Therapy here in New York City, we offer the newest cold laser technology to help you.
Spinal decompression therapy can help relieve the pain associated with disc bulging and herniation. In this post, we’re going to get into what spinal decompression is and what it does. We’ll also touch on complementary therapies and other treatment options. Not to be confused with traction which we offer as well.
For a further explanation on the difference between decompression and traction: WATCH HERE
If you Google the question, “What is the most important part of the body?”, the most common answer is the brain. Because it sends the messages to tell the body what to do it is definitely plays an important role. While that certainly is one of the body’s key organs the spine is the body’s “information highway”. When anything happens to this information delivery system those messages are stuck at home so to speak. The brain and spine make up the nervous system. Combined, they control all of the body’s cells, muscles, tissues, and organs. You only get one spine, and injury and aging cannot be reversed, so you’re definitely going to want to take care of it.