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Does anyone have any information on laser treatment for spinal stenosis?
Since several of you have asked about my laser therapy, today was my second visit. I will admit that I had some days of major pain after visit #1. The only reason I went back was because I am out of options for any other solution. Today, however, I had both class 4 laser treatment and spinal decompression. And, for the first time in a very long time, I was able to stand on my feet and actually cook dinner. I also attended a 2 hour meeting on a very uncomfortable chair. I am cautiously optimistic but aware of how much inflammation I must deal with. Will keep you posted. I really appreciate this group’s support. Leslie324
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How are you doing? DId you get any more laser treatments? I hope all is going well.
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I was really seeing improvement last week and was able to shop and walk a mile last Sat. Then I tried to teach Rory, our Cocker Spaniel, to play soccer. Tripped over kitchen trash can, hit head and neck on wall, fell and landed on sit bones. Shattered radius in left arm for 4th time, bruised ribs and badly hurt S1. Spent 3 days in hospital. Am home now and catching up on sleep. Supposedly I can return for therapy next week. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts and concern. Leslie324
Oh, my gosh! I wish you a quick recovery from your recent injuries and a return to continued overall improvement.
You won’t believe my latest disaster. In Week #3 of laser and spinal decompression therapy. We decided our hyper cocker spaniel would like to learn soccer with a small stuffed soccer ball. I just let go with a hard kick, fell over the kitchen trash can, slammed into a wall and landed on my lower back. Spent 3 days in hospital with broken wrist, bruised ribs, incredibly painful back. Came home finally but sent right back to reset bone with cast from fingers to shoulder. Back and rib pain excruciating. Will try going back to chiropractor this week. At 75, I guess my soccer days are over! Leslie324
Hi, @leslie324. I’m so glad you have seen some improvement. However, I am surprised that the laser therapy caused any pain. It’s not supposed to, according to the literature I’ve read and the experiences I have had. In fact, it is supposed to reduce pain. Did you ask the doctor why you had pain from it? I also am curious to know which laser therapy “machine” your doctor uses. Mine uses what is described as a “multi
-wave locked system” and I have had it rotating on one of my problem areas for probably 12-15 minutes at a time. It took five sessions for pain I had had for years to disappear. Best wishes and keep us updated.
Doctor said inflammation around S1 very severe. He postponed spinal manipulation until week 4 but, of course, I was back in hospital then. He uses a Class 4 laser. Thank you for the good wishes. Leslie324
I am so so sorry to hear this. Ouch! Hopes for a speedy recovery.
After a week of pain in my ribs and lower back, I went back to the chiropractor. My ribs and lower back are badly swollen and inflamed. So he just did a long laser session on both areas and then ice packs which I am continuing at home. Feeling somewhat better. Got rid of morphine given in hospital as made me totally loopy. I am recommending laser treatment at this point and also now know that offering patients heavy drugs rather than true pain relief does really happen. Thank you all for your interest and support. Leslie324
Does anyone have any information on laser treatment for spinal stenosis
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