Pain – Soft Tissue / Arthritis

by David Rindge.

Pain is the chief reason people visit doctors.   Therapies which add energy to stimulate the healing of the underlying source of pain deserve to be on front line.  They should be the first methods applied, not the last.

Laser and PEMF can reach and heal deep pain at its source.

Laser and pulsed electromagnetic field therapy may be ideal Neural Targets of the Head and Necktreatments for pain because:

  1.  They stimulate cellular and tissue healing.
  2.  Most sources of pain as well as the nerves critical for its perception are well within reach of their tissue healing, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.
  3.  Efficacy, affordability and track record for safety. 

Laser therapy can penetrate five centimeters to effectively reach the source of almost any pain in soft tissue, vertebrae and joints. Besides its properties to stimulate tissue regeneration, laser therapy can also block neural transmission by C fibers (dull, difficult to locate pain) and A delta fibers (sharp, easy to pinpoint pain).  Laser therapy may provide immediate relief even for many individuals whose pain has seemed unremitting and intractable.

Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) which pass though tissue as if it were transparent can penetrate the whole body, inducing electrical currents and stimulating healing anywhere they are applied.  PEMF has been shown to reduce inflammation and stimulate tissue repair in a broad range of conditions with beneficial effects documented at cellular, tissue, system and whole body levels.  An added advantage is that treatment can be unattended so highly cost-effective for patients.  Combined treatment with laser and PEMF may give better results than either method on its own.  Even chronic pain which has not responded to other methods may be rapidly alleviated by laser and PEMF.

The Nature of Pain

Pain is information.   If you are experiencing it, there is always a reason.  It is wise to honor one’s inner voice to avoid whatever is painful.  Much current practice for “managing” pain, if it involves aggressively stretching and manipulating tendons, ligaments and muscles already pushed beyond their limits, goes against what our bodies are telling us.   Dismissing the failure of this approach as somehow the fault of the patient or an inherent problem within the brain and central nervous system may often be simply a poor excuse for treatment which is incorrect.

Soft tissue takes time and rest to heal.    Would anyone treat a broken ankle by forcefully bending and twisting it?  Actively resting and energy-based methods are better approach to healing soft tissue injuries and pain in general.

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Chronic pain and disability can be prevented.

Chronic pain is the leading cause of disability.  Acute pain which is not correctly treated frequently becomes chronic. With appropriate intervention with laser and pulsed electromagnetic field therapies at the outset, much disability, chronic pain and medical cost can be avoided.

Lasers and PEMF have been shown to improve and even to reverse many chronic inflammatory conditions. We have been spending three out of four of our health care dollars to “manage” chronic inflammatory conditions. Laser and other photomedicine and PEMF promise better clinical outcomes for your practice in pain and a brighter, cost-effective future for health care.

[1] $2.6 trillion  was spent on health care in the U.S. in 2010 and approximately $1.95 trillion to “manage” chronic inflammatory conditions.

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Based on the effects of energy-based therapies and science, much conventional wisdom about the nature of chronic pain and how best to treat it is open to question.   We believe that optimal pain therapy must place the highest priority on energy-based therapies because of their biological effects to heal tissue trauma and proven benefits the scientific evidence atheir biological effects and proven benefits to heal tissue trauma as evidenced

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Healing Light Seminars has been training health care professionals in energy-based methods since 2002.  Course content is continually updated as new information and equipment become available.  Our goal is to provide the knowledge, tools and hands-on training for optimal treatment outcomes – and that one is able to explain the rationale for treatment in terms patients will understand.  

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