If you have ever been to a chiropractor's office, you know what you are used to seeing. There is usually some sort of adjusting table, maybe some exercise equipment, and typically a muscle stim or ultrasound machine for pain management.
Gout (also referred to as gouty arthritis) is a debilitating form of arthritis caused by the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints and tendons. It is an intensely painful disease that results from an increased uric acid concentration in the bloodstream. The most frequent location of symptoms is the 1st toe (75% of initial attacks), although it can also affect many other joints such as the ankle, knee, digits, and spine.
RSI (or Repetitive Strain Injury) is a descriptive term for an overuse injury.
Repeated use of the same movements causes inflammation and damage to the soft tissues (muscles, nerves, tendons and tendon sheaths etc.) In particular, RSI has been attributed to upper limb and forearm pain.
Over the last few weeks, I have had patients bring up some great questions about our laser therapy treatment. I wanted to address them all in one place, so that future patients could have a reference.
There are three main components to healing correctly from whiplash, no matter what the severity of the impact, but the one most patients are concerned about is getting out of pain.