Hi! I’m Dr. Sweet – Owner of Next Level Functional Health. Thank you for taking a minute to read how we have been helping patients with hand and thumb pain. (This is my third article about the benefits of low level laser, so if you missed the first two, we’ll be happy to email it them you.)
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) research has been published extensively for well over 50 years, but not many people know about its benefits. I have been using laser therapy at Next Level for 15 years and our patients can certainly attest to its effectiveness!
How Does It Work? In a nutshell, LLLT works on a cellular level to reduce inflammation, kickstart repair in damaged cells and then accelerate those repair processes. It’s like “Pedal to the Metal” for healing! Any normal cell in the body will respond favorably to low level laser: muscle cells, ligament cells, bone cells, cartilage cells, skin cells, you name it…even brain cells!
Our laser success story this month comes from a wonderful lady who had a reverse shoulder replacement. She came in to do laser in between surgery and beginning PT. As we expected, her physical therapist has commented on how much the laser helped her initial healing process. She is regaining overhead movement quickly at just 5 weeks post surgery! The laser is a miracle worker for healing during that “do nothing” period between surgery and physical therapy!!
Hand and Thumb Pain: I have had several patients over the years that complain of hand and thumb pain. Their medical doctors typically diagnose them with “arthritis.” This past year, I have developed a laser technique that I use to help patients regain brain to hand communication. This work has been very effective in reducing that nagging pain that makes it difficult to craft, garden or even hold a coffee cup. Losing thumb and hand function can really put a damper on fun and make everyday tasks challenging. We’d love to help you get back to your favorite activities!
LLLT works on a cellular level, so the help it can offer is limitless, and it never causes any negative side effects! We offer a complimentary consultation. Call Julie at our front desk … let’s chat to see if LLLT can help you get to your Next Level!
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Dr. Jennifer Sweet 928.910.6565