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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

BLESSING HEALTH SYSTEM: “It is a total turnaround”

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By Press release submission | Jun 9, 2019

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Blessing Health System issued the following announcement on June 7.

Eating oatmeal is good for most people. Putting some fresh fruit on top of the oatmeal boosts the nutritional benefit of the meal.

That’s the situation with Deep Tissue Laser Therapy, available at Performance Spine and Sports Center, the practice of Blessing Physician Services chiropractors Drs. Wes Creech and Erik Nothold – it’s the fruit on the oatmeal.

“It’s another tool we have in our bag to get people better faster,” said Dr. Nothold.

How it works

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is used with other chiropractic treatments and exercises. It generates a photochemical response, a reaction that takes place by absorption of energy in the form of light. The chemical reaction occurs in the body’s cells, allowing them to more rapidly produce energy and speed the healing process.

“It helps address inflammation and pain,” said Dr. Nothold. “It feels like a little heating pad, providing a deep heat.”

A treatment takes between two and eight minutes and patients often feel better immediately.

Dr. Nothold says Deep Tissue Laser Therapy can be used “from head to toe” on most patients. It cannot be used on patients with open wounds or those receiving chemotherapy.

Laser relieves woman’s pain

Pam Shepherd is a Blessing Health System employee who dislocated her left knee as a high school student. Over the years she would experience periods of stiffness and soreness in the knee. Over-the-counter remedies would take care of the flare-ups for years to come.

Then, in 2017, Pam welcomed a granddaughter to the family and noticed that getting on the floor to play with her granddaughter brought her knee pain to a new level. She called the pain excruciating.

“I could hardly put any pressure on it or walk comfortably. I was avoiding all normal activity because of the pain,” Pam recalled.

“It would not work itself out like it had in the past. I was doing stretches but it was not working. It just hurt so badly,” she continued.

Coworkers recommended Performance Spine and Sports Center to Pam. She had her first appointment in August and is amazed by the effects of chiropractic treatment and exercise accompanied by Deep Tissue Laser Therapy.

“I am back to full use of my knee. I am walking on the treadmill, using a rowing machine and stationary bike, and walking in my neighborhood when the weather cooperates,” the 60-year-old exclaimed.

“I am just amazed at the improvement and the strength I feel in in my knee. I used to be afraid of falling because the knee felt so unstable. It is a total turnaround.”

For more information on Blessing’s chiropractic care, click here.

Original source can be found here.

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