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Thursday, May 20, 2010

5 Questions About Laser Therapy Answered


1) What is laser therapy?

Laser Therapy applies low levels of laser light to areas of the body that have been stressed or injured.

2) How do lasers work?
The photons of laser light penetrate through your skin and are absorbed by special components in your body's cells called chromophores, causing increased production of cellular energy, expediting the healing process.

3) What does that all mean in English?

It means pain relief, reduced inflammation & muscle spasms, improved range of motion and restored function for patients suffering from headaches, neck pain, carpal tunnel, low back pain, sports injuries, post-surgical pain and more.

4) What does it feel like to get a treatment?

Laser therapy is a painless treatment.

5) Are there any side effects?

Side effects may include improved health, increased function, and a general sense of wellbeing.

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Chappy J Wood, D.C.
415.924.8398
Marin Spine & Wellness Center
www.marinspineandwellness.com

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Patients frequently ask me: “What is causing the pain and tingling down my leg?”

A common cause of leg pain is from the Sciatic Nerve. Below, I’ve listed the Top 10 Common Causes & Our Most Effective Solutions. If you have pain, tingling or numbness anywhere from your gluts to your toes, we need to pinpoint the cause before it gets worse or requires surgery, and immediately take the appropriate steps to alleviate your pain.


Contact Us for a Complimentary
5 Point Sciatica Evaluation today.
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Common Causes & Our Most Effective Solutions:

  • Spinal or Pelvic Misalignment: Pain and dysfunction caused by compressed joints and tight muscles that throw the body out of alignment
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction: Pain caused by inflammation due to a fixated joint
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc: Pain caused by the disc pinching the nerve
  • Degenerative Disc Disease: Pain caused by compressed discs that pinch and inflame the nerve with associated muscle spasms
  • Piriformis Syndrome: Pain or tingling that is caused by compression of the glute muscles on the nerve
  • Facet Syndrome: Pain that travels to the back of the knee and it caused by compression of the facet joint
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: This is caused by bony calcifications or disc material that push on the spinal cord or nerves
  • Strained or Torn Hamstring: Pain that is usually sharp or searing and can hurt with running or walking activities
  • Joint Pain: Joint pain from the knee can refer pain into the leg
  • Blood Clot: This is a very dangerous kind of leg pain felt at the back of the knee. It is important address this by a visit or referral to a cardiologist.

Non-Surgical Solutions:
We use a combination of Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Exercises and Ergonomics designed specifically for you to get out pain as quickly as
possible so you can go back to enjoying your activities. Call us for a Complimentary Evaluation!

Chappy J Wood, D.C.
415.924.8398
Marin Spine & Wellness Center
www.marinspineandwellness.com