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Laughter really may be the best medicine. Two local experts explain why. Plus, a new laser could reduce chronic pain, and a doctor has strict orders about maintaining your heart health.
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Light Makes Right
A new laser could reduce your chronic pain.
Looking for a unique treatment for injury and chronic pain that doesn’t involve surgery or drugs? Laser therapy has been changing the way healthcare practitioners treat musculoskeletal problems.
Now a Newark-based company has become a major player in the next generation of laser therapy. LiteCure is the developer and manufacturer of the LCT-1000, a class IV laser. Class IV lasers are about 50 times stronger than their class III predecessors, says LiteCure founder and CEO Dr. Brian Pryor. The power allows for deeper tissue penetration in a shorter amount of time.
Medical outcomes result from the interaction of light with tissue at the cellular level. Such biostimulation increases cellular energy and blood flow, creating a healing environment that reduces swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain.
The LCT-1000 improves results for conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and the cervical spine, Pryor says.
He estimates there are about 2,000 units in use by veterinarians, chiropractors and major sports teams. — Christine Facciolo
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