A new FDA cleared laser treatment is now in North Texas. Experts say Phoenix Thera Lase is a powerful device that can regenerate tissue and speed up any injury and soreness recovery. Real News Communications Network’s Digital Correspondent Sarah Macias talks with a former semi-pro athlete about this treatment and how it made a noticeable difference in his daily life.
At least 130 people die after overdosing on opioids every day in the United States, according to the NIH, National Institute on Drug Abuse.
The NIH says this is because of the misuse and addiction of pain relievers among other things.
In fact, two years ago, 47,000 Americans died from opioid overdose.
One Dallas doctor says this crisis can be conquered by using a laser treatment.
“We refer a lot of people to it and we’ve seen really good results with soft tissue injuries, with broken bones, we’ve seen really good results with inflammatory issues,” said Dr. Brandon Nutt at The Wellness Institute of Dallas.
The President of Advanced Regeneration, Katrina Rodionova opened a clinic in the fall that uses the new FDA cleared “Phoenix Thera Lase.” It’s a laser that is supposed to help speed up injury and soreness recovery.
“Phoenix laser system is an alternative solution to medications, shots, physical therapies and even surgeries, people can recover in a record time from their pain, as the tissue is regenerating, the signal is being sent to the brain that the tissue is regenerating so the pain is subsiding. We have incredible study for opioids sensation using the laser,” said Katrina Rodionova.
The laser goes about six inches into your body, acting as the sunlight to the cells between 112 and 115 degrees in heat.
Former semi-pro football player, John Varnell says he ripped his shoulder by lifting.
“When that happened it started compounding into my neck, pressing nerves and shooting pain now and bringing numbness down in these two fingers. I couldn’t wash my hair with my right arm when I first started,” said John Varnell.
He’s still recovering but says after three laser sessions it’s made a noticeable difference.
“Instead of doing a front life and my shoulder popping out a joint, it stayed in and I hadn’t seen that kind of progress, anywhere close to that. I would say it increased at least 90 fold,” said Varnell.
Therapists say depending on the type of pain, it could take up to twenty sessions before it all goes away.
“Professional Sport teams have adopted this technology fairly quickly because players need to be on the field as soon as possible, so they had tremendous success treating Jets, Cowboys, NFL, NBA players,” said Rodionova.
“Chiropractors and massage therapists can’t fix broken bones so if that’s the case, you know, the laser is an unbelievable resource,” said Dr. Nutt.