Pain Management through Laser Therapy


You don't have to suffer with chronic and constant pain any longer.  The Advanced NeuroSpine Institue (ANSI) has introduced a new therapy in Miami called MLS laser therapy  This therapy is great in that it is not toxic and has no side effects.  Here are just a “few” common conditions that can be greatly improved with the use of MLS Laser Therapy:

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Common conditions that MLS laser therapy can help include: Neck, Back and Shoulder pain. Headache, Epicondylitis, Periarthritis, Tendonitis, Gonalgia, Myositis, Arthrosis, Degenerative Processes, Sprained joints, Bursitis, Trauma, Bruising, Effusions, Muscular strains and sprains, Injuries, burns, Venous Oedemas, Varicose Ulcers, Bedsores, Lumbago, Sciatica and Lumbosciatica….More at New laser therapy to treat pain in United States – Curacao Chronicle

Medical Director of the ANSI, Neurosurgeon Dr. Santiago Figuereo explains: “At The Advanced Neuro Spine Institute, we strive to provide the most advanced minimally invasive therapies to our patients. The new MLS Laser Therapy brings tremendous benefit to our patients in which conservative therapies are indicated. The MLS Therapy, with its characteristic synchronization, helps in reducing chronic and acute pain, controlling inflammation, regenerating tissue and improving range of motion, These effects Not only take place at the same time, but also reciprocally reinforce each other providing relief of symptoms, accelerating the healing time for a quicker recovery back to day-to-day activities.  We are eager to observe our patients improve with numerous benefits from one advanced treat…More at New laser therapy to treat pain in United States – Curacao Chronicle


Intramuscular Stimulation for Tendonitis

Do you suffer from chronic pain due to patellar, achilles or shoulder tendonitis?  Have you sought out every remedy available to cure your symptoms of tendonitis with no relief?  IMS or Intramuscular Stimulation may be just for you!

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How IMS Differs from Accupuncture:

Both use very slim, low profile needles and both are used by physiotherapists as part of a  comprehensive approach to managing pain and injury.

IMS was designed specifically to help in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain stemming from a neuropathic origin.

In many injuries that persist for more than a few weeks or months despite a lack of major tissue damage, there will be an underlying micro-irritation of the nerve pathway supplying that tissue.  If this irritation of the nerve or nerve root persists, the muscle and other tissues supplied by that nerve pathway will become hypersensitive and lead to what would normally be harmless or innocent nerve signals being exaggerated and perceived as painful ones.

In response, the body tries to protect itself—typically by over-contracting the involved muscular structures, creating so-called muscular spasms or trigger points.

So whereas an acupuncture needle is placed along meridians defined according to Eastern Medicine principles, an IMS needle will be placed directly in the area of muscle contracture….More at Physio: Difference between acupuncture and intramuscular stimulation – Kelowna Capital News

If you have sustained an injury with chronic pain and have endured it over a long period of time, you more than likely will have some sort of neuropathy.  The tendons in your joints will not contract and relax properly which produces signficant pain when the muscles are in use.  This could, over time, cause early degenerative diseases such as tendonitis or arthritis if too much wear and teare is placed on the joints and tendons in the body.

How Does IMS Help?

When an IMS needle is placed in the “epicenter” of irritated, taut muscle bands, the injured muscles will grab onto the needle producing reflex relaxation, a small injury that stimulates blood flow and healing, and an electrical potential in the muscle, which helps the nerve to function normally once again.

If a muscle is functioning normally, without underlying nerve irritation, the muscle spindles will not grab on to the needle, meaning that IMS can also be used to help in the diagnosis of this form of chronic pain, as well as its treatment…More at Physio: Difference between acupuncture and intramuscular stimulation – Kelowna Capital News

Do You Suffer from Tendonitis?

Tendonitis is a common ailment among the U.S. population today.  Chances are, if you work with your hands or lift weights, you more than likely suffer from chronic and painful symptoms of tendonitis.

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What is Tendonitis:

WebMD defines tendonitis as follows:

Tendinitis (informally also tendonitis), meaning inflammation of a tendon, is a type of tendinopathy often confused with the more common tendinosis, which has similar symptoms but requires different treatment.[1] (The suffix -itis denotes diseases characterized by inflammation.) The term tendinitis should be reserved for tendon injuries that involve larger-scale acute injuries accompanied by inflammation. Generally tendinitis is referred to by the body part involved, such as Achilles tendinitis (affecting the Achilles tendon), or patellar tendinitis (jumper's knee, affecting the patellar tendon).

If you’re lucky enough to catch your tendonitis in its earliest stages, or at least before the point that your pain is unmanageable with home remedies and over the counter drugs, the ways in which you are able to cure your tendonitis will be greater than those of someone with a more severe case. If you prefer home remedies and natural solutions to treating injuries, there are many home or “alternative” remedies you can try to cure your tendonitis. By “alternative” I simply mean treatments that are easily available to you in your home with simple, natural components….More at Tendonitis: alternative cures as healing helpers » Fix Tendonitis

Remedies for Tendonitis:

There are a number of things you can try to reduce the painful symptoms of tendonitis you may be experiencing.  Below are just a few helpful things you can do/try to relieve your tendonitis symptoms:


  1. Rest the injury
  2. Ice the affected area
  3. Compression – i.e., a wrist splint/brace for capal tunnel syndrome
  4. Elevate the problem area


Vitamin Therapy:

The following are just a few vitamins/supplement that my provide the relief you need:

  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamins A & E
  • Bromelain

Herbal Remedies for Tendonitis:

  • Curcumin
  • Willow
  • Licorice
  • Comfrey

I hope these remedies will afford you the pain relief you are seeking when you are confronted with your tendonitis symptoms.  For another all natural pain-reliever, check out


Tendonitis Relief

Chiropractors are not just for back pain.  They can offer you more than just relief from back pain.  Many chiropractors treat patients with chronic pain due to arthritis, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and more.


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In Michigan, there are approximately 3,000 chiropractors licensed to diagnose, treat, and prevent neuromusculoskeletal disorders. According to the Michigan Association of Chiropractors, the care involves manipulation and adjustment of the joints, and therapy to promote spinal integrity. Chiropractors treat individuals for pain including headaches, joint pain, neck pain, low-back pain, and sciatica. They also treat osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, sprains and strains, and a variety of other non-neuromusculoskeletal condition…More at Watching your back — and everything else: Chiropractors offer cost-efficient … – Hour Detroit Magazine

Did you know that 1 of every 5 individuals suffer from some sort of arthritic condition – and there are over 100 types of arthritis.

What is Arthritis

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Arthritis is a disorder caused by inflammation of one or more joints. Patients who have arthritis usually complain of constant joint pain that gets aggravated during winters. However, there are a few simple things that will help relieve this excruciating pain….More at No more aching joints – The Hindu



Treatment for Arthritis

There are several things you can do to eliminate the chronic pain and other symptoms associted with arthritis and tendonitis. Just to name a few are:

  • remain active
  • keep the affected areas warm
  • eat a balanced diet
  • do not overstrain


For an all natural pain reliever for arthritis and other types of tendonitis, visit

Benefits of Low Level Laser Therapy

Dr. Deidre Macdonald will be hosting a seminar on 03 December 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Crown Isle Resort to discuss all natural ways to reduce pain and inflamation in the body due to knee tendonitis, arthritis, back pain and other conditions.  Dr, Macdonald will also provide information on a relatively new technology, Low Level Laser Therapy for individuals that may be suffering with acute and chronic pain due to tendonitis and other medical issues.

Dramatic healing can be seen when laser light is applied to wounds such as diabetic leg ulcers, large bruises, burns and other stubborn wounds. The same tissue healing can be felt for people suffering from arthritis, tendonitis, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, ligament issues, disc her-niation, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, osteo and rheumatoid arthritis and post surgical recovery….More at Natural Pain Relief Seminar will benefit Transition Soc. –

Low Level Laser Therapy is an important physical training tool that has helped virtually hundreds of individuals with chronic pain associated with plantar fascitis, bursitis and other health-related issues.  This therapy is also beneficial in post surgical recovery.

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Dr. Deidre Macdonald has been a naturopathic physician in Canada for over 16 years,  If you would like more information about this seminar, please call 897-0235.