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Old 08-08-2007, 05:59 PM   #1
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has anyone tried a laser therapy?

Hi All,
I tried to go to the laser therapy demo this past weekend, but could not find the place so i needed to return home with empty info. I am curious whether anyone or your friend has tried this and is it working for RSD pain or stop the progression.
I appreciate your feedback!
Anita

 
Old 08-11-2007, 09:14 AM   #2
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Re: has anyone tried a laser therapy?

I was watching the evening news a couple of nights ago and they were talking about low level laser therapy during their health section. Apparently it is getting more and more recognition as a way to help mobility and chronic pain. They use it as a series of ongoing therapies, but the newscaster that tried it on the air had improvement with just one treatment. It is worth checking into.

 
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Old 08-11-2007, 11:01 PM   #3
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Re: has anyone tried a laser therapy?

Momcat,
Thanks for your reply! I am going to find out whether some of my friends' friends went to the domo. I definately want to find out more myself and will post it if i have more info.
Anita

 
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Re: has anyone tried a laser therapy?

Hello.
I have been doing the laser therapy since April of 2006 and it has done wonders for me. I have been into remission about 6 times now. I'm athletic so its harder for me to stay in remission but everytime, this doctor I go to helps me so much.
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Re: has anyone tried a laser therapy?

Lindsey-

What kind of doctor is he and what is the laser treatment called? How can we find someone in our area?

Sherry

 
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Re: has anyone tried a laser therapy?

Sherry-
The docter I go to is Dr. Johnigk. He has used lower level laser therapy on me and they have worked wonders. He has a laser clinic and uses all different types of pain control and the laser therapy is what he is currently using on me.

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Old 09-10-2007, 06:25 PM   #7
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Lindsey,
May I ask how treatments/sessions take for you to get in full remission? Do you just have one area of RSD? What low laser equipment does your doc use and how much does it cost for one session?
I have recently brought a Q1000 laser with a probe. The probe is for the nerve issue. I have used it for about 10 days for now. I am not sure whether or not i use it correctly but i have noticed some reduction of pain and swelling. I am wonder does you doc use the probe or the laser along the sympathetic nerve.
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Anita,
It depends how bad my RSD gets. If its a minor flare up, it takes anywhere from 4-6 treatments to get my back into remission. But sometimes, it flares up to the point where more treatments are needed. I have RSD in my left knee but it spreads down to my foot and sometimes up my thigh. My doctor uses Bioflex laser equipment. For one session it only costs about $32 dollars and it is definitely worth the money. He started out using a laser type pad that he would lay along my leg. Eventually, I couldn't use it because it would start to hurt so now he has me using some other type of laser that is very low level.
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Re: has anyone tried a laser therapy?

What kind of a doctor would have this?
Lindsey, can you see if your doc knows anyone in Northern CA?

Anita, how did you get your laser?

Sherry

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Old 09-11-2007, 02:29 PM   #10
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Sherry,
I will definitely look into it and ask him if he knows anyone. I think that these treatments can really help people that have RSD.
~Lindsey~~

 
Old 09-12-2007, 04:05 PM   #11
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Hi Lindsey,
I would be interested to know who is offering low laser therapy in Northern CA. By the way, thanks for your information.
Sherry,
I got my low level laser unit from GoJo inc. My unit is Q1000 and i also ordered the probe 808. The total cost is about $5500. I have 60 days to try out. If i am not happy with it, i can return it but i will be charged 5% of the total cost. Call Rony at 605-342-5669. He offered me 60 days to try but the other guy named Doug only offered me 30 days to try. This people came to SF about 2 months ago for presentations and demo, but i missed that. You can ask them to send you information. I figure if i return it, my cost will be around $300. Maybe this is worth looking into.
Anita

 
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