Laser Spine Institute experiences?

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  1. Hatefulsob

    Hatefulsob Senior Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with Laser Spine Institute treating their back pain? I've had problems for years off and on, unfortunately ON in varying degrees of constant pain since Jan 4 2018. I have 5 contribution problems they think they can correct, hoping to hear some real world feedback.
    Thanks.
     
  2. dennis g

    dennis g Senior Member

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    No experience with LSI other than their tv commercials, which if you believe are "real patients" I've got some swamp land to sell you (my personal trainer is a wanna be commercial actor). I've been seeing a Chiropractor for several years now with excellent results. IF LSI works for you, great, but it's not for me, it would be like having brain surgery for a knee problem. Sorry to not be of more help.
     
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    hecube Senior Member

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    Once you realize that laser is only light, not a magic wand, you might want to reconsider.
     
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    meatball Senior Member

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    What city is it located in ?
     
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    Crotch Support MLP Veterans & Vendors Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    I hear the commercials all the time. TV and radio. All I know
     
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    Tone deaf Senior Member

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    My ex had multiple protruding discs (and a real stick up her ass), and was dead set on surgery (probably because I suggested trying everything else, first). Ultimately, she opted to see a pain specialist and got an epidural. The first one didn't work. The second one did. I don't think she has had a problem with it, since (5-6 years). The stick is still there.
     
  7. Hatefulsob

    Hatefulsob Senior Member

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    I'm reaching out here, asking for advice, but still, I think calling a laser "just light" is a bit too simplistic. You are aware that lasers while just focused "light" can cut stainless steel?
    The have centers in seven locations across the usa; closest to me is Tampa FL area.
    I've been getting Cortisone epidural injections for almost 25 years.
     
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    mdubya Senior Member

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    Change doctors if you aren't getting results after 25 years.

    Find an academic medical institute near you and reach out to them for help.
     
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    bildozr Deliberately Obtuse V.I.P. Member

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    What's your back like?
     
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    bildozr Deliberately Obtuse V.I.P. Member

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    I'm not going to presume to know your life, previous treatments, and injuries. I'm just gonna share my story.
    So I've been through a lot of avenues with back pain. I've got L4-L5, L5-S1 hanging out of the vertebrae. I've got one in my neck too.
    I've been through a lot of treatment options, from PT to Drugs. I still get aches, but my quality of life is insanely better today through exercise.

    2 things exacerbate pain for me. Lack of mobility, and lack of strength.
    The first thing I did was PT work. We spend a lot of time developing my core strength. From the front to the back.
    I also had EXTREMELY tight erectors, glutes, and hamstrings. Then worked on my flexibility. My hammies are still tight, but I used to have like a borderline cramp in the back of my leg almost 24/7

    I did this off, and on, never saw lasting results if my consistency dropped off.

    I made real strides, when I started lifting again. I'd been avoiding it, because I bought into the, "that's bad for your back" bullshit. When I was in the Army, my chain of command treated my like glass, and wouldn't let me touch weights outside of PT.

    I started suuuuper slow. In fact I tweaked my back hard a couple times when I first started. Rolled back to focus on more of my core strength. I walked back into the gym August 2016.

    This was 2 months ago, when I pulled 410. Since then I can hit this weight for a double without straps.

    I squatted 185kg/407# yesterday.

    The majority of my training, is centered around the olympic lifts. Which is fast twitch, dynamic movement, with heavy weight.
    I still on occasion do graston work, and get some laser work on my soft tissue. But if I take a couple weeks off, I start to ache. Not hurt.

    Now I'm not advocating that you need to try and become a competitive powerlifter, however getting strong, and mobile again has changed my life. I used to be laid up on the couch rippin the bong to get through the day. It only gets worse as we age, which with 25 years of injections, I'm sure you're aware.

    However, several of my buddies personal training clients are 55+, novice lifters, never touched a barbell. However they're his most consistent, and repeat clients. I've watched one of his clients for 6 months. She walked in the door pretty much hunched over, now she's standing tall, and proud.

    On several occasions I considered discectomy to fusion. But I may never go under the knife. I'm not sure what the exact procedure is, that you're looking to do, but I've had success with the K laser for mainly soft tissue work. Probably not the same thing.
     
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    fry Senior Member

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    Skit Witch Doctor Premium Member

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    Look at the reviews online. I have no experience with them but after reading reviews I personally wouldn't go near the place.
     

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