Last winter my shoulder was injured; a partial tear of the right shoulder tendon. It was very painful and I could not raise my arm high enough to do my hair. My doctor told me this just happens as we get older and react to injury, unofficially calling it "50 year old woman's disease". He told me I might never get my full range of motion back because tendon doesn't regenerate. I cried, did some googling of my own, and then cried some more. Google said you can't do much during the first stage because it's too painful. I already knew it hurt a lot, and medication offered little help.
Pain and Injury
Two birds with one Laser (LLLT): Right Shoulder and Plantar Fasciitis Pain Resolved
I turned 50 & fell apart! First a frozen shoulder this winter, then Morton’s Neuroma in my foot in February 2018. After a podiatrist visit to confirm the Morton’s Neuroma, I began a series of cortisone shots that didn’t work. Orthotics gave some relief, but I was still unable to walk even short distances without pain. My old life of hiking, running & gym classes seemed to be slipping away until a friend suggested LLLT low level laser therapy at Acubalance.
Acubalance's Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) HAS CHANGED MY LIFE!! Really it has!
If you’ve ever had chronic knee pain, you will appreciate this. I have suffered from chronic knee pain for a number of years and it finally got to the point where I needed to do something about it. I spoke with Dr. Lorne Brown at Acubalace in Vancouver who suggested that I try a series of laser (LLLT) and acupuncture treatments.
Last summer, I went to the Philippines and partook on surfing activities. After the trip, my right shoulder began to hurt from muscle strain. For four months I couldn’t raise my right shoulder and move it in certain directions without causing sharp pain. I tried various arm and shoulder stretches to alleviate the pain but nothing seemed to relieve it.
Hi Allison! Hello Lorne!
I trust this message finds you well! We are now back from our trip out west (which was fabulous!).
Allison, I had an opportunity to chat with Lorne just now, and wanted to update you as well that I have cancelled my back surgery (laminectomy and fusion of L4-S1) that was originally scheduled for July 25th!!!
My name is Tressa and three and a half years ago I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). For three years I battled RA with an anti-inflammatory diet and a natural approach. While I found some relief using these methods, the disease continued to progress, eventually resulting in pain in my left ankle, knees, hands, and wrists (I also have tendonitis in both shoulders). Whenever I stood up or tried to walk up stairs I would have excruciating pain and I tried not to stand when my children were present so they would not how much pain I was in.
I used to struggle with interstitial cystitis (IC) and constant pelvic pain in my lower left abdomen. I had my ovaries removed because I believed my left ovary may have been the cause of the pain and my OBGYN said it may be. Problem was the pain came back after the surgery.
My first visit to Acubalance was because I was struggling from chronic digestive pain with acute attacks of severe pain. Up until then, when the pain was intense, nothing helped except anesthetic. But Alda was able to help me manage the pain, as each acupuncture treatment gave me relief! She continued to support me as she referred me to a naturopath, who was able to help me finally pinpoint what food intolerances were contributing to the pain. We also figured out that stress was a trigger too. Now, I no longer struggle with digestive pain!