Archive for August, 2011
Cold Laser Therapy for Arthritis Knee Pain
Over the years, there have been numerous studies on the effects of cold laser therapy for arthritis knee pain. Recently Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, D.C. and Dr. Robert Hanson, D.C. published the results of their clinical findings in an abstract that was submitted, peer-reviewed and accepted by the North American Association for Laser Therapy. The abstract entitled Low-Level Laser Therapy And Its Effects On The Quality of Life for Patients Suffering From Osteoarthritis Knee Pain in the Medial Compartment: A Detailed Analysis By Questionnaire will be presented at NAALT’s annual conference in September.
In summary, Dr. Schnee treated 119 knees, representing 86 patients over a period of 10 months. The only patients who participated in this study were those diagnosed with either moderate to severe arthritis on the medial aspect of the knee (inside part-where the knees touch). Patient’s filled out detailed questionnaires on their final treatment and 79.8% of them reported that their knees were moderately to a great deal better. It was concluded that low-level laser therapy or cold laser therapy for arthritis knee pain helps improve the overall quality of life for patients suffering with chronic knee pain. The following is an excerpt from the abstract.
LOW-LEVEL LASER THERAPY AND ITS EFFECTS ON THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM OSTEOARTHRITIS KNEE PAIN IN THE MEDIAL COMPARTMENT: A DETAILED ANALYSIS BY QUESTIONNAIRE
Introduction: The aim of this study was to assess the effects of low-level laser therapy (cold laser therapy) for patients specifically diagnosed with moderate to severe (bone on bone) osteoarthritis knee pain in the medial compartment of the knee by using questionnaires.
Methods: Patients were treated at the DFW Spine & Joint Clinic from June 2010 thru April 2011. There were a total of 119 knees treated representing 86 patients. One hundred nineteen questionnaires were completed and collected after the patients treatment.
Results: There were a total of 86 patients diagnosed and treated for moderate to severe (bone on bone) osteoarthritis in the medial joint compartment with symptoms of knee pain. This diagnosis was a result of either an x-ray or an MRI. Out of those patients 33 had both knees treated and 53 patients had only one knee treated. There were a total of 34 males and a total of 52 females, with a mean age of 66.13 years.
Patients were asked to rate their overall change in activity, limitations, symptoms, emotions, and quality of life after completing 20 treatments using a detailed questionnaire. Patients who had both knees treated were asked to fill out two different questionnaires, one for each knee treated. Overall 79.8% rated the overall improvement of their knee either moderately better to a great deal better. None of the patients rated that the treatments had negative effects on their quality of life or that they experienced more knee pain on the completion of their 20th treatment.
Conclusion: Our results indicate that Low-level laser therapy (or cold laser therapy) significantly improves the overall quality of life and related factors for patients diagnosed with moderate to severe (bone on bone) osteoarthritis knee pain in the medial compartment of the knee making this therapy an ideal treatment for patients with chronic knee pain.
About Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, D.C.
Since 2001, Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, B.S., D.C. has been in private practice in Irving, Texas, a suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex at the DFW Spine & Joint Center. She has devoted her practice to helping patients with chronic knee pain, and has developed her own treatment protocols for different conditions related to the knee. At this time, Dr. Schnee has performed over 35,000 laser knee treatments, written peer-reviewed articles, and has lectured on the topic of laser therapy for the treatment of knee pain. Her research interests lie on the effects of cold laser therapy for arthritis knee pain, meniscus tears, baker’s cysts and various other knee conditions that cause chronic knee pain. You can contact Dr. Schnee at email@example.com or click on the links above.
Dr. A. Schnee,D.C. shares how cold laser therapy for arthritis knee pain can help relieve chronic arthritis knee pain without knee surgery Dallas-Fort Worth,TX.
Cold Laser Therapy for Knees - How Cold Laser Therapy Works
Cold laser therapy is a painless, non-surgical treatment for knee pain available in hospitals, rehabilitation centers and clinics all over the world. Cold lasers are effective in accelerating the healing process for injured tissue, for pain relief, and for eliminating inflammation.
How Cold Laser Therapy Works…
According to the National Academy of Science, the overall effect of cold laser therapy is acceleration in tissue repair… Individuals with knee pain usually have tissues in and around the knee joint that are often irritated and damaged, and research indicates that cold lasers have the greatest healing effect on unhealthy tissue. Cold lasers emit a specific wavelength of light which stimulate, excite and are absorbed by the mitochondria (the brain of the cell). As a result, more ATP (adenosine triphosphate) or usable energy is produced. Since the cell is re-invigorated with more energy, it is finally able to heal and repair itself thereby healing the injured area.
According to Harvard Medical School, cold laser therapy effectively removes the pain signal at the source by rebalancing the sodium potassium pathway in the nerve cell… Knee pain sufferers usually have pain walking, standing, climbing stairs with many suffering from knee pain even at night. Knee pain is due primarily to the nerves in and around the knee joint being irritated. More commonly with arthritis knee pain the lining of the bone or the synovium (which has trillions of little nerve endings) gets irritated and inflamed. When nerves get irritated there is an imbalance of sodium-potassium ions in the nerve cell, which alters the chemical potential of the cell resulting in pain. Cold laser therapy allows a rebalancing of the sodium-potassium pump by increasing the porosity of the cellular membrane.
According to the periodical, Lasers in Surgery in Medicine, cold laser therapy increases the production of nitric oxide which helps reduce inflammation, improves oxygenation to the area and improves the overall healing ability of the injured tissue…It is not uncommon for patients with knee pain to have inflammation or swelling in the knee. When soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, and tendons) becomes injured, inflammation is common as a result of the body responding to protect the injured area. Pain is a byproduct of inflammation caused by the extra fluid in and around the joint exerting pressure on the sensitive nerve endings. Naturally our bodies produce nitric oxide to reduce swelling in an area, which acts to relax muscles, dilate capillaries, improve blood flow and help protect against further cell injury. Cold laser therapy increases the production of naturally occurring nitric oxide, which reduces inflammation, improves oxygenation to the area and improves the healing ability of the injured tissue.
Having performed over 35,000 cold laser therapy knee pain treatments, Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, D.C. is considered one of the leading authorities on the topic of cold laser therapy for knee pain. In addition to practicing at the DFW Spine & Joint Center in Irving, TX, she is an author, researcher and consultant on the topic of cold laser therapy for knee pain. Dr. Schnee Cold Laser Knee Program incorporates very specific treatment protocols that she developed along with other physiotherapies. To find out more about how cold laser therapy for knees can help you, and how cold laser therapy works visit our links above.
Article by Dr.Alexandra K. Schnee, B.S, D.C. – Doctor for Cold Laser Therapy for Knees in the Irving, Texas area for the Dallas, Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas. “Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program Has Been Helping Patients with Knee Pain without Injections, Medications, or Knee Surgery Since 2001.”
Dr.Alexandra Schnee,D.C. Irving,TX shares how cold laser therapy for knees works.Find out how Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program can help relieve knee pain Dallas-Fort Worth.
Cold Laser Therapy in Dallas, TX for Knee Pain Relief
Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, D.C. practices at the DFW Spine & Joint Center in Irving, Texas. Her practice is focused around treating knee pain with cold laser therapy. Cold laser therapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that helps relieve pain, inflammation and it helps reinvigorate damaged/irritated tissue in and around the knee joint. Dr. Schnee, D.C. uses cold laser protocols she developed along with physiotherapy and combines them together as part of her Cold Laser Knee Program. The following success stories are from patients who completed Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program™.
I had arthroscopic knee surgery in my left knee in 11-05-08. I had a lot of knee pain in my left knee when I walked up or down any incline. Since completing knee treatments with Dr. Schnee I can go up and down stairs with no pain and my knee feels 90% improvement. I am very pleased with the knee treatment. Kenneth C., Dallas Texas
Resident from Dallas, TX No Longer Experiences Knee Pain At Night!
On a scale from 0-10 my knee was an 8 on a pain scale. I could barely walk. I could barely bend my knees to step up or down or off a curb. I could not get on my knees. The pain kept me from sleeping comfortably. I wore an ACE knee brace to get relief and I took Ibuprofen. I also rubbed my knees with Aspercreme. Since completing Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program I can walk without the stiffness in my knees. I can bend my knees. I can step up and down on stairs, and I can sleep at night. I am pleased with the results. The cold laser treatments and knee therapy helped reduce the swelling and pain. Sandra M., Dallas, Texas
My knee pain was severe and constant. Walking for extended periods of time, sleeping at night, sitting for any length of time and getting out of a tub would all cause knee pain. I had physical therapy and I did home exercises for my knee which did not give me any relief. I also had gone to a chiropractor and had adjustments. I was told by four different orthopedic doctors to have knee surgery. Since completing Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program the burning has subsided (stopped) and I am sleeping without pain. I am not limping as much anymore, and I can even stand for a longer period of time. Even a casual acquaintance told me I seemed to be walking better. Nina C. Dallas, Texas
To read more success stories from patients who completed cold laser therapy in Dallas, Texas click to the link above. Or if you are having difficulty walking, standing or sleeping because your knee pain is severe and would like more information about cold laser therapy in Dallas, Texas call Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee’s office at 214-596-1051.
Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, B.S, D.C.- Cold laser therapy in Dallas, TX for knee pain relief. “Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program Has Been Helping Patients in the Irving, Dallas, Fort Worth and Surrounding Areas Experience Knee Pain Relief Since 2001.”
Cold laser therapy in Dallas, Texas for knee pain relief w/ Dr. Alexandra Schnee,D.C at the DFW Spine & Joint Center in Irving, TX.Dr.Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program.
Cold Laser Therapy in Irving, Texas for Knee Pain
Cold laser therapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that is used to help relieve knee pain, and inflammation. It is also used to accelerate the healing process by improving blood flow and oxygenation to damaged and irritated tissues in and around the knee joint. Individuals with chronic knee pain (from all over the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex) choose to get treated by Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, D.C. at the DFW Spine & Joint Center so that they can experience knee pain relief. It is not uncommon for patients to complete Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program and ultimately postpone or completely avoid knee surgery due to the relief they received from the program. Clinical findings suggest that 79.8% of patients experience 50-90% improvement in their knee pain, functionality, and quality of life after completing treatments.*
Cold Laser Therapy in Irving, Texas
For example, Craig P., one of Dr. Schnee’s patients from Irving, Texas had this to say about Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program™:
“Before starting Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program my knee ached and I was in constant pain all the time. I had sharp, stabbing pain while going down stairs and I had intense pain after long walks in my knee. I had three arthroscopic knee surgeries in my knee and I was taking pain medication. Since completing this program I have no pain at all anymore in my knee except if I twist my knee a certain way.” Craig P., construction estimator, Irving, Texas
Since 2001, Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, D.C. has been practicing in Irving, Texas at the DFW Spine & Joint Center. She is considered one of the leading authorities on the topic of cold laser therapy for the non-surgical treatment of knee pain. She is also an author on the topic of cold laser therapy, a researcher, and consultant. She has completed over 35,000 cold laser therapy knee treatments. She has developed her own treatment protocols specifically designed to help chronic knee pain sufferers. These treatment protocols along with other physiotherapies are part of Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program™.
If you are one of the millions of Americans suffering from chronic knee pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee, meniscus tears, bone on bone, a baker’s cysts, or you’re still experiencing knee pain after surgery then Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Therapy in Irving, Texas may be able to help you experience knee pain relief.
To read more from patients who completed cold laser therapy in Irving, TX at the DFW Spine & Joint Center with Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, D.C. please click on the link above. Or call the DFW Spine & Joint Center at 214-596-1051 to find out more about Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program.
Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, B.S., D.C.- Cold laser therapy in Irving, Texas Doctor for knee pain relief serving the Irving, Dallas, Fort Worth and Surrounding Texas Areas. “Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program Has Been Helping Knee Pain Sufferers with Knee Pain Relief Since 2001.”
Cold laser therapy in Irving, Texas for knee pain relief with Dr. Alexandra Schnee,D.C. in Irving,Texas at the DFW Spine & Joint Center.Cold laser knee therapy.
1. LOW-LEVEL LASER THERAPY AND ITS EFFECTS ON THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM OSTEOARTHRITIS KNEE PAIN IN THE MEDIAL COMPARTMENT: A DETAILED ANALYSIS BY QUESTIONNAIRE. Abstract. Schnee Alexandra, Hanson Robert. DFW Spine & Joint Center, Irving, TX, United States
Irving Cold Laser Chiropractor Offers Knee Pain Remedy
Dr. Alexandra Schnee, an Irving cold laser chiropractor specializes in the treatment of knee pain. Since 2001, patients from Irving and the Dallas, Fort Worth metroplex have completed care with Dr. Schnee and have experienced knee pain relief. With over 35,000 cold laser knee treatments performed at the DFW Spine & Joint Center, Dr. Schnee has created a unique cold laser treatment protocol system to help remedy chronic knee pain.
Craig P. from Irving, Texas wrote this about his knee pain and how Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program has helped him:
“Before Dr. Schnee’s treatments my knee was in constant pain. I had sharp, stabbing pain while going up and down stairs. I also had intense pain after I went on long walks. I had three arthroscopic knee surgeries [but they didn’t help]. I am very pleased with Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Program my knee feels 90% better than it did, and I have no pain at all except when placing my knee in a ‘twisting bind’.” Bone on Bone Knee Pain, Arthritis
Carmen S. from Irving, TX wrote the following:
“My knee pain was unbearable and very limiting. At times I could not kneel down, walk very far or even work for eight hours. I did not want knee surgery that is why I chose this treatment. After completing Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program sleep is now a part of my life!! Climbing stairs is easier and simple things like just going out for the evening [are easier on my knee]. I am very pleased with the treatments and I would say my knee is 80-85% improved.”
Meniscus tear, Baker’s cyst
If you are looking for an alternative to knee surgery, knee injections or medications and you live in the Irving, Dallas, Fort Worth or surrounding areas then Dr. Schnee, an Irving Cold Laser Chiropractor, may be able to help you!
Call the DFW Spine & Joint Center at 214-596-1051 or visit http://www.Helpmykneepain.com to read more success stories or to find out about Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program.
Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, D.C.- Irving Cold Laser Chiropractor for the Non-Surgical Treatment of Knee Pain for the Irving, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Texas area. “Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program Has Been Helping Patients with Knee Pain Since 2001.”
Irving cold laser chiropractor Dr.Schnee offers Cold Laser Knee Program to those suffering from chronic knee pain in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX area.