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This month is Chiropractic Health Month with efforts to raise public awareness of the value of a conservative approach to pain management. Chiropractic services are an important “first line of defense” against musculoskeletal pain and in some cases may lessen or eliminate the need for over-the-counter and prescription painkillers.

We know that inadequate pain management coupled with the epidemic of prescription opioid overuse and abuse has taken a severe toll on the lives of tens of thousands of people in the United States.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as one in four patients who receive prescription opioids long term for non-cancer pain in primary care settings struggles with addiction.  Every day, more than 1,000 people are treated in the ER for misusing prescription opioids.

There is a growing body of research that validates the effectiveness of chiropractic services. The American Chiropractic Association encourages patients to first exhaust conservative forms of pain management, when appropriate.  Contact us, we’re here to help.

Scar Tissue Pain and Post-Mastectomy Pain Syndrome (PMPS)

You or someone close to you knows all too well the pain, tingling, burning, restriction of movement, and edema that can make up Post-Mastectomy Pain Syndrome (PMPS). Pain from PMPS has been described as a burning sensation; a shooting, stabbing pain or a throbbing, aching or oppressing pain. It typically occurs in the upper arm, underarm region, shoulder and chest wall—areas served by the damaged intercostobrachial nerve. However, pain could also occur in the surgical scar.

The treatment protocols developed at Advacare evolved over the past 36 years of dealing with soft tissue injuries and the residual effects of adhesions and scar tissue were motivated by Dr. Lenselink’s own injuries and subsequent multiple surgeries to his knee and leg and his ongoing battle with scar tissue pain. He discovered that the restriction of movement from the scars and adhesions had far reaching effects to his knee as well as affecting the lower back, hips and even his shoulders. Over the years Dr. Lenselink developed different combinations of therapy techniques that dealt with the edema, tightness and restriction to the scar lines and the surrounding tissues affected.

Laser Therapy is often used with other forms of therapy, including physiotherapy, osteopathy, sports massage, soft tissue mobilization, and electrotherapy and even following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with K laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.

More info: Scar Tissue and K Laser treatments.

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