I know there is so much controversy between chiropractic and medical care, but if it were not for chiropractic I would still be in pain. A car accident left me with constant lower back pain. I tried everything from painkillers to preparing to have surgery. I heard stories from my friends who had surgery and to this day wish they never had it. So I decided to go to a chiropractor before the surgery and I am so thankful that I did. My back pains are gone and I am living my life to the fullest and pain free.

Jeffrey Harris
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Low-level laser therapy(LLLT) uses light-emitting diodes to stimulate or inhibit cellular function. 

LLLT physilogical effects are as follows: Light photons are applied to the tissue--> Absorption in Mitocondria of the cell--> Increased ATP Synthesis-->Increases protein synthesis and cell proliferation-->Tissue repair and pain control.

Studies have shown LLLT as an effective treatment for the following conditions:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis- Brosseau, L.; Welch, V.; Wells, G. A.; De Bie, R.; Gam, A.; Harman, K.; Morin, M.; Shea, B. et al. (2005). Low level laser therapy (Classes I, II and III) for treating rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Neck Pain- Chow, RT.; Johnson, MI.; Lopes-Martins, RA.; Bjordal, JM. (Nov 2009). "Efficacy of low-level laser therapy in the management of neck pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo or active-treatment controlled trials.". Lancet.
  • Tendonopathy- Bjordal, J. M.; Lopes-Martins, R. A.; Joensen, J.; Couppe, C.; Ljunggren, A. E.; Stergioulas, A.; Johnson, M. I. (2008). "A systematic review with procedural assessments and meta-analysis of Low Level Laser Therapy in lateral elbow tendinopathy (tennis elbow)". BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 9
  • Achilles Tendinitis- Bjordal JM, Lopes-MartinsRA, IversenW. A randomised placebo controlled trial of Low Level Laser Therapy for activated Achilles Tendonitis with concentrations. Br J Sports Med. 2006;40:76-80.
  • Chronic Joint Disorders- Bjordal, JM; Couppé, C; Chow, RT; Tunér, J; Ljunggren, EA (2003). "A systematic review of low level laser therapy with location-specific doses for pain from chronic joint disorders". The Australian journal of physiotherapy 49 (2): 107–16.
  • Acute and Chronic Soft Tissue Injuries- Baxter D. Low intensity laser therapy, In: Kitchen S, Brazin S, eds. Electrotherapy: Evidence-based Practice. London:WB Saunders;2003.
  • Inflammation and Pain Control- Turner J Hode L. The Laser Therapy Handbook.Grangesberg, SW: Prima Books AB; 2004
  • Plantarfascia- Hemphill B, and Gallo JA, Plantarfascia Case Study, 2007
  • Neuralgia- Baxter D. Low intensity laser therapy, In: Kitchen S, Brazin S, eds. Electrotherapy: Evidence-based Practice. London:WB Saunders;2003.
  • Acute Wound Healing- Low-Level Laser Therapy Facilitates Superficial Wound Healing In Humans: A Triple-Blind, Sham Controlled Study; Journal of Athletic Training, 2004;39(3):223-229.

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