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Diagnostic Imaging: Is “degeneration” or “arthritis” relevant to pain or well-being?

Here are some interesting facts: The Neck: An MRI study of healthy adults and seniors found that 98% of all the men and women with no neck pain had evidence of "degenerative changes"in their neck. (1) The Mid Back: An MRI study of healthy adults with no history of upper or low back pain found that 47% had disc degeneration,53% had disc bulges and 58% had disc tears in their thoracic spine. (2) The Low Back: Lumbar disc degeneration is present in 40% of individuals under the age of 30 and present in over 90% of those between the ages of 50-55.(3) The Knee: Up to 85% of adults with no actual knee pain have x-rays that show knee arthritis. (4) The Foot: 32% of people with no foot or heel pain have a heel spur visible on x-ray.(5) The Shoulder: MRI studies of adults who have...

Laser Therapy Now At Tri City Physiotherapy

"Proven Results with the Speed of Light" Phototherapy or Laser, is a therapeutic modality that uses photons (light energy) for tissue healing and pain reduction. It can be referred to as a variety of names such as laser and light therapy, low level laser and cold laser therapy. We now have a MedX laser  that we are using with positive results and great feedback from patients.  You can read more about the laser and the conditions it can treat at http://www.medxhealth.com/medxconditions.html How it works: Light energy penetrates through the skin and is absorbed by the mitochondria (the energy machines) of cells of our bodies. Light energy is then converted into bio-chemical energy which helps restore normal cell function. Effects of laser and light therapy: -increases circulation and helps remove pain-causing substances from the site of...