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How does cold laser therapy treat chronic pain?

How does cold laser therapy treat chronic pain?

Supposedly: Supposedly by increasing heat which increases circulation which increases and/or promotes healing. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Chronic Pain (Definition)

classic definition is pain older than 6 months. More recent definitions: Pain beyond the normal healing period, pain associated with psychological impact. Any pain that started as acute after and injury to surgery, but continues beyond the healing ...Read more


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Can I b treated with accupincture on the first visit? Its been suggested I seek this treatment for chronic pain/migraines?

May need multiple Tx: Acupuncture has been successful at treating chronic pain and migraines for many people, but chronic conditions usually require extended treatment plans, and it is more likely that you will need multiple treatments. It is worth trying and wise to see someone with good experience & training & recommended by others as the type of treatment can vary greatly among different providers. ...Read more

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I've had chronic pain in my shoulder for the past six months. My orthopedic doctor took x-rays (negative) and physical therapy hasn't helped.

Torn ligaments: Shoulder ligaments are stretched out or weak and that will cause pain that can not be diagnosed by x rays and will not resolve with pt. Prolotherapy can resolve your problems .Visit www.Getprol.Com or www.Aaomed.Org to find out about proltherapy and to fins a capable doctor. To help you. ...Read more

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I have tried meditation (very helpful) diet, physical therapy, and wish to be more physically active with chronic pain -15 years. Suggestions?

I have tried meditation (very helpful) diet, physical therapy, and wish to be more physically active with chronic pain -15 years.  Suggestions?

Graded exercise: Supervised physiotherapy with home exercises should be individulaized. Don't do more than what is suggested until your therapist says its ok. Many people get set back by trying to do too much at one time. ...Read more

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Having Chronic Pain in (L) Knee. Done Physical Therapy & Injections & meds. nothing helps. Dx Was chondromalacia with effusion. what else can i do.

Having Chronic Pain in (L) Knee. Done Physical Therapy & Injections & meds.  nothing helps. Dx Was chondromalacia with effusion. what else can i do.

Surgical consult: Physical therapy, medications, bracing, and injection therapy are the most common nonoperative treatments for chondromalacia. If you are still having problems, you might need to explore surgical options such as a cartilage transplantation. ...Read more

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I have Chronic Pain everyday on the sides & have chondromalacia & swelling. i did physical therapy, stretches, i'm allergic to Nsaids Drugs. ?

I have Chronic Pain everyday on the sides & have chondromalacia & swelling. i did physical therapy, stretches, i'm allergic to Nsaids Drugs. ?

Knee exercises: Ask you physician to have you see physical therapy and learn quadriceps exercises. You also need further evaluation to clarify if this is truly chondromalacia because it may be another diagnosis. I would recommend you ask your physician to have you see rheumatologist so we can be certain what the diagnosis is ...Read more

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I have 3 compression fractures on my T10 T11 T12. I start physical therapy tommorrow and the accident happened Oct 18 2014. Will I have chronic pain?

I have 3 compression fractures on my T10 T11 T12. I start physical therapy tommorrow and the accident happened Oct 18 2014. Will I have chronic pain?

Compression fracture: Compression fractures take 2 to 3 months to fully heal, and because you have 3 of them, I would expect some degree of discomfort for several more weeks. Notify the physiotherapist if any of the treatments cause significant pain either during or after the therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Persistent Pain (Definition)

Persistent pain is a symptom in which a person's pain doesn't come and go, but instead is present all the time. The pain can be mild, moderate, or severe, but its constant presence usually means there is ...Read more