Prevalence of chronic pain in the US
In the United States it is estimated that 56 million individual suffer from some form of chronic pain annually. The prevalence of chronic pain accounts for the greatest number of work absenteeism than any other group of deseases, and the prevalence of chronic pain reports is estimated to increase. Often, people with acute or chronic pain (low back pain, a sore knee, or persistent neck stiffness) will quickly turn to over-the-counter pain medicine for relief; however, the FDA recently issued strict warnings regarding the misuse and overdosing of over-the-counter pain medications due to severe complications such as stomach ulcers, hearing disorders and liver failure. Further, a growing concern amongst physicians exits regarding the side-effects associated with prescription pain medication.
Low level laser therapy (LLLT) or cold laser, is a painless, sterile, non-invasive, drug-free modality that is used for a variety of conditions such as, acute and chronic pain, body contouring, acne and cellulite.
Ask your doctor about the benefits of the low level laser and learn how the laser can work to treat you pain........