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Infrared laser therapy for chronic pain

There is increasing interest in using light therapy to treat many conditions, including skin ailments, chronic inflammation and pain, and for increased healing after surgery or injury. Too many patients expect a quick fix and schedule their initial consultation in the spring, which is too late to see significant results by summer. In the...

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8 tenets of integrative treatment

At Advanced MMC, the following eight core tenets help us create successful integrative treatment plans for our patients with chronic pain: 1. Patient and practitioner are partners in the healing process. It’s a collaborative effort. I listen and find out where you want to go. 2. All factors that influence health, wellness and disease...

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Rising from feelings of defeat and pain

One of the questions many of our patients ask is why we chose the Phoenix for our logo. As most people know, this mythological bird regularly bursts into flame and is reborn from the ashes. It’s an enduring symbol of freedom, rebirth, resilience, and strength. To us, the Phoenix represents the ability to recover, rejuvenate and inspire...

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Using ultrasound to demystify chronic pain

When trying to diagnose musculoskeletal pain, doctors may order an MRI or a CT scan, which often do not reveal the true problem. That’s because these are non-dynamic tests, meaning they do not show your tissues in motion. In fact, you are instructed to lie perfectly still. An ultrasound, however, is an ideal tool for looking at soft tissue...

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Help your brain reinterpret pain

When it comes to managing chronic pain, we often focus only on the anatomical. We want a diagnosis; we want to know what’s wrong; we want to fix it with a pill, an injection or even surgery. But chronic pain is not only anatomical. It is a sensation interpreted by the brain, but not always correctly. You may feel as though your muscle is...

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