laser therapy

The Biomechanics of High-Intensity Laser Therapy and Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

By Alexis Draeger / July 10, 2024

Biomechanics of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy:  The original shockwave technology was used to disintegrate kidney stones, but with the progression of this technology over time, it has been used for more musculoskeletal therapeutic purposes. The newer technology uses an acoustic mechanical wave, or soundwave, that creates a biological response at the cellular and molecular level of…

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Degenerative Disc Disease

By Alexis Draeger / July 26, 2023

What is Degenerative Disc Disease? Degenerative Disc Disease, also known as DDD,  is when the rubbery cushion (discs) between the vertebrates in your spine begins to wear down. Your discs are what allows you to bend, twist, and move comfortably by absorbing any sort of impact. Spinal degeneration is common and normal with aging in…

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The Chronic Pain Cycle & How to Escape

By Alexis Draeger / June 5, 2023

What is Chronic Pain?  Chronic pain is pain that lasts weeks, months, or even several years and can happen in any part of the body. This type of pain can also be debilitating and a fierce cycle. Lack of sleep, stress, reduced mobility, restricted daily activities, and reduced quality of life are just a few…

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