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Cryotherapy for Arthritis: A Management Strategy

According to Arthritis By The Numbers (PDF), published by the Arthritis Foundation, about 54.4 million adults officially have arthritis. I say “officially,” because they have been diagnosed by doctors. When you add in people who report the symptoms of arthritis but haven’t been diagnosed, however, the total comes to 91 million. Furthermore, the incidence of Read more…



Celluma for Pain Management

A 2015 study of low back pain published in Arthritis Research and Therapy evaluated 221 randomized controlled trials in which photobiomodulation (PBM) was compared to placebo for sufferers of low back pain. The study found seven trials — comprising 394 patients altogether — that met their criteria for inclusion in the analysis. Five of those Read more…


Photobiomodulation for Arthritis

“Arthritis” means inflammation of a joint. It can cause pain or stiffness. There are at least 100 kinds of arthritis, but the most common forms are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is wear and tear, so it tends to affect whatever joints get the most use. Rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune response, tends to Read more…


Infrared Sauna for Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition of joints. There are at least 100 kinds of arthritis, but the most common forms are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune response, in which your immune system attacks the linings of your joints. Osteoarthritis is wear and tear, Read more…


Photobiomodulation for Neuropathy

What most people call “neuropathy” is actually peripheral neuropathy, or damage to the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system encompasses all the nerves except those of the brain and spinal cord, which together make up the central nervous system. There are three basic types of peripheral neuropathy: motor neuropathy, which affects your ability to Read more…


Flotation REST for Muscle Tension Pain

Ordinary movement consists of muscle contraction followed by relaxation, a cycle that can lead to fatigue but not tension. It’s when you contract a muscle and keep it contracted that you put it at risk for muscle tension pain. Hunching toward your computer monitor at a desk is one way you can get muscles stuck Read more…


Whole-Body Cryotherapy for Back Pain

Colin Cook Back pain comes in many varieties, but the most pervasive one is probably low back pain. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke publishes a Low Back Pain Fact Sheet that makes for rather bleak reading: “About 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It Read more…


Cryotherapy for Arthritis

Colin Cook According to Wikipedia, more than 20% of Americans have arthritis. But that statement makes the situation sound much simpler than it is. “Arthritis” refers to inflammation of the joints, and there are at least 100 kinds: “The most common forms are osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis usually occurs with age Read more…


Photobiomodulation for Chronic Pain

Colin Cook The National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines chronic pain as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks. A study based on the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) determined that in the three months previous to the survey, 25 million U.S. adults had daily chronic pain. Another 23 million reported severe pain. That’s Read more…