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Knee Doctor in Dallas Sheds Light on Cold Laser Therapy for Knee Pain
Cold laser therapy for knee pain relief has been an effective non-surgical treatment option for individuals in the Dallas Fort Worth area since 2001. Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program™ is a program that integrates both physical medicine along with cold laser therapy; so that individuals complaining of knee pain can receive relief and avoid having unnecessary knee surgery.
There are three major outcomes when receiving Cold Laser Therapy for knee pain:
1) Healing- Cold laser therapy accelerates the healing process by stimulating ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) or energy production in the cell thereby allowing tissues to heal and repair faster.
2) Knee Pain Relief: Normalizes the sodium potassium gradient in the nerve cell thereby eliminating or relieving knee pain.
3) Reduction/Elimination of Swelling/Inflammation in the Knees: Allows the cells to get rid of excess fluid thereby allowing the pressure around the knee joint to be relieved.
Overview of Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program™:
Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program™ is unique in that it combines specialized cold laser knee protocols, multiple lasers, and other physiotherapy treatments to relieve pain, inflammation, and strengthen the muscles around the knee joint. Each treatment program is customized for the individual.
Moreover, Dr. Schnee utilizes multiple lasers in her treatment programs since an individuals’ knee may be diagnosed with several different conditions that need to be addressed simultaneously.
How Many Treatments Are Necessary?
The total number of treatments varies depending on the knee condition being treated. It may take 10-30 treatments to receive optimal results. However, most individuals may notice improvements around the 6-12 treatment.
How Long Does A Treatment Take?
Each treatment takes 20 minutes to an hour depending on the condition being treated.
Is the Treatment Uncomfortable or Painful?
Cold laser treatments are painless, and there are no documented side-effects associated with the therapy. (It’s rare, but you may be sore after the first treatment, but that sensation goes away after the first day or two.)
What Might I Expect After Completing Treatments?
Over the past 35 years, there have been thousands of papers written and hundreds of double blind placebo controlled studies that have been performed that have proven the effectiveness of cold laser therapy.
In 2011, Dr. Schnee and her colleague Dr. Robert Hanson, D.C. presented their clinical findings in the form of an abstract at the annual North American Association for Laser Therapy conference in Milwaukee. They found that 79.8% of individuals diagnosed with moderate to severe osteoarthritis in the knee stated that their knee felt ‘moderately better to a great deal better’ after completing cold laser therapy treatments at the DFW Spine & Joint Center in Irving, Texas.
The following individuals have actually completed Dr. Schnee’s cold laser therapy for knee pain program with Dr. Alexandra Schnee, D.C. at the DFW Spine & Joint Center in Irving, Texas. The stories you are about to read either came from individuals who did not want to undergo knee replacement surgery, or were not candidates for knee surgery (due to other health problems). Prior to starting Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program™ they all complained of knee pain when walking, standing, or sleeping.
Here are their stories:
“If Someone Had Not Referred Me To Dr. Schnee I Would Have Scheduled Surgery Replacement For My Knees…”
My knee pain was unbearable at times. I could not do much of anything like clean the house, stand, or walk. I used to get steroid shots every 4-6 weeks (which would only last 4-5 days) I had to take pain medication every day just so I could tolerate the pain in my knee. The pain medication was non-narcotic so I could function during the day. I also tried the SYNVISC injections every 6 months (they did not help at all). I was told to get both knees replaced.
I am so grateful to Dr. Schnee. If someone had not referred me to her I would have scheduled surgery for replacement for my knees. I now have the quality of life I have not had in years. I get up with a smile on my face each dayJ. I can sleep at night pain free! I can walk, clean house, and stand more than I ever could! I can even vacuum the carpet! `My knees have improved 90% from the day I walked into the DFW Spine & Joint Center. The staff is wonderful! They make each patient feel special. I will miss seeing them and talking to them.–Babette M., Irving, Texas
Cold Laser Therapy for Knee Pain Got Me Walking Again- With Very Little Pain…
I am very pleased with my results. My knee feels about 80% better than it did prior to my treatment. I am amazed with my results. I tried everything before trying Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program. I tried acupuncture, shots, and various other things that didn’t work. Before I started treatments I could barely walk- I could not go up and down the stairs. It was very painful to ride long distances in a car and I had a lot of trouble getting out of a chair. I felt that a knee replacement was the next step. I had a knee replacement already on my other knee so I wanted to try cold laser therapy first (knee replacement surgery was my last resort). Now I can stand, walk and go up and down stairs with very little pain in my knee. — Garland S., Granbury, Texas
I Did Not Want to Endure Another Knee Replacement Surgery…
I had my right knee replaced in December of 2009, and I was hoping to get some pain relief before my other knee got that painful. Before I started Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program I had pain sleeping at night, and I had to put a pillow under my knees. I tossed and turned at night just trying to get comfortable. I could not straighten my knee without discomfort. Going up and down stairs- a grinding sound occurred and it hurt around the knee cap area. It hurt more going down stairs than going up stairs.
From the second session with Dr. Schnee I have been able to sleep all night very comfortably. I have no pain in the back of my knee when I try to straighten it out. I haven’t had the shooting pain in my knee when walking or climbing stairs. I am able to walk longer distances at a time without the severe pain in my knees.
Every person that I have come into contact at this establishment has been so friendly, helpful, courteous, knowledgeable yet very professional. Coming here has been a pleasure.–Nancy H., Garland, Texas
Knee Injections Weren’t Working So The Surgeon Recommended Total Knee Replacements…
When my problem was at its worst I couldn’t stand up and walk. I couldn’t sleep very well because I couldn’t turn over on the right side. Before the cold laser therapy program with Dr. Schnee, I was going to a pain clinic every four weeks to get shots in my knee. Now after completing Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program, I am very pleased with my overall experience and I feel that my overall percentage of improvement has been around 80%.–Harry H., Frisco, Texas
Dr. Schnee Helped Me After I Was Told That I Couldn’t Have A Knee Replacement…
Before Dr. Schnee’s Cold laser therapy treatments my knees were extremely painful and swollen (due to bone on bone and baker’s cysts). I had difficulty walking, sleeping, and getting up and down from a chair. I tried arthritis medication and cortisone injections which did not help. I am very pleased and I would say I am experiencing maybe 50% less pain in my knees which is wonderful-Thanks!–
Pat R., Carthage, Texas
Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Therapy for Knee Pain Program Got Me Sleeping through the Night Again…
My doctor told me that I would need both knees replaced. I was up all parts of the night. I just couldn’t sleep because of the cramps in my legs. I had a hard time getting up out of a chair and I could not get up off the floor. I am very pleased with the results with Dr. Schnee’s Cold laser therapy program. I am walking better and I don’t have the pain in my knees like I had before.
Norman H., Pottsboro, Texas
To read more stories from knee pain sufferers who received knee pain relief from Dr. Schnee’s cold laser therapy for knee pain click on the link.
Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, D.C. – A cold laser therapy for knee pain doctor has been helping patients at the DFW Spine & Joint Center in Irving, Texas since 2001. Her mission is to help knee pain sufferers regain their quality of life, and to help them avoid unnecessary knee surgery. Dr. Schnee is an author, and expert on the topic of cold laser therapy for the treatment of knee pain. She has created protocols that are used in Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program™.
“Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program™ has been helping residents from the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Surrounding Areas with Chronic Knee Pain Since 2001.”
Cold laser therapy for knee pain is an alternative knee treatment offered by Dr. Alexandra Schnee at the DFW Spine & Joint Center, a cold laser therapy center, in Irving Texas.
Cold Laser Therapy Eliminates Pain for Utah Jazz Basketball Player
Utah Jazz’s Earl Watson sought treatments to relieve pain and swelling from a sprained ankle after he had to sit out a game against the Clippers on February 2nd. Since the Utah Jazz’s team doctors’ don’t utilize cold laser therapy; Watson had to take a detour to visit his long time doctor in Los Angeles who performed the treatment on his ankle. After four cold laser therapy treatments the swelling and the pain in his ankle drastically reduced and he was able to play against the Lakers on Saturday.
The results? Watson scored eight points, and eleven assists. The Utah Jazz won 96-87 over the Lakers.
Jazz coach, Tyrone Corbin was asked about the treatment and he stated, “It looked like [cold laser therapy treatments] worked. His swelling is very down from what it was. He’s back on the floor. So that’s what I’m excited for.”
Watson stated, “I love to compete. So I’m not one to ever linger around any injury and sit out long times.”
He now insists that after cold laser therapy treatments he no longer has any ankle pain.
Dr. Schnee’s Opinion:
This article in the Deseret News shocked me because I couldn’t believe that the team doctors for the Utah Jazz weren’t using cold laser therapy to help their athletes. That just seemed so antiquated to me. Especially, since other professional sports teams have been using this type of treatment to help their athletes recover faster, with great success, for many years.
In my opinion, there is no valid reason why cold laser therapy shouldn’t be incorporated in EVERY sports team’s injury recovery regime.
The bottom line is…it appears as though the doctors’ working for the Utah Jazz need to start reading more research studies about new and effective treatments available to help their athletes. Of course the first order of business is to learn about cold laser therapy.
That is, if they want their players healthy enough to actually win games.
Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, D.C., a Cold laser Dallas knee doctor, has been helping knee pain sufferers in the Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding areas since 2001. Dr. Schnee Cold Laser Knee Program™ is a non-invasive, painless treatment regime that incorporates Dr. Schnee’s knee protocols and other non-surgical therapies to help relieve knee pain, swelling, and improve overall function.
Members of the press and others who have additional questions about this information contained in this article are encouraged to contact Dr. Schnee at 214-596-1051 or visit http://www.HelpMyKneePain.com
Cold laser therapy Dallas knee doctor, Alexandra Schnee, DC shares article about professional basketball player using cold laser therapy to help eliminate pain.
Dallas Knee Doctor Recommends Cold Laser Therapy/ Exercises for Arthritis Knee Pain
It’s true; exercise usually helps relieve arthritis knee pain and stiffness. However, a recent study published in PubMed reveals patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis benefit more from adding cold laser therapy (low level laser therapy) to their exercise program then just from exercise alone. In the study, Brazilian and Norwegian researchers conducted a double-blind placebo controlled study and randomly placed forty patients between the ages of 50-75 years in two groups. One group of patients underwent a treatment regimen of cold laser therapy and exercises while the other group underwent a series of placebo cold laser treatments and exercises.
Researchers concluded that patients who underwent a combination treatment program of cold laser therapy and exercises noticed significant improvements in pain, range of motion, muscular strength, and quality of life while the group who had placebo cold laser therapy treatments showed NO significant improvement in ANY of the components. In other words, patients diagnosed with osteoarthritis knee pain experienced more overall benefits by adding cold laser therapy knee treatments to their exercise program.
Why do cold laser therapy treatments provide more benefits for arthritic knee pain sufferers then exercises alone? Cold laser therapy reinvigorates soft tissues that are damaged and irritated. Cold laser therapy does this by improving the metabolic rate of a cell; therefore, cells heal and repair at a faster rate. Cold laser therapy also improves blood flow and reduces inflammation in and around the knee joint. Incorporating both exercises and cold laser therapy to a patient’s treatment plan will give patients diagnosed with knee arthritis the most overall benefits.
In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee is one of the pioneers in the field of cold laser therapy for the treatment of knee pain, and her program has always incorporated specialized knee exercises as part of a patient’s treatment plan. Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program™ is a unique, progressive, integrated approach to treating chronic knee conditions. Whether a patient is diagnosed with bone on bone knee pain, arthritis knee pain, tendonitis, bursitis, a baker’s cyst or a meniscus tear; Dr. Schnee offers a specialized treatment program to address their condition.
If you are searching for an alternative option to pain medications, knee injections, and/or knee surgery then Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program™ may be a treatment option you should consider. Call the DFW Spine & Joint Center today at 214-596-1051 or visit http://www.helpmykneepain.com to request more information about her program.
Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, D.C. – Cold Laser Therapy Dallas Knee Doctor – “ Since 2001 Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program™ has helped hundreds of knee pain sufferers experience knee pain relief and avoid knee surgery in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Surrounding Texas areas.”
Dallas,TX- Cold laser therapy, exercises best combination to relieve arthritis knee pain. Dallas-Fort Worth Cold laser therapy knee doctor, Dr Schnee, DC shares study.
Knee Pain Relief With Cold Laser Therapy for Garland Texas Residents
Garland TX residents get knee pain relief with Cold Laser Therapy. Here are their stories:
After two failed knee surgeries, and a series of knee injections, Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program™ helps Garland, Texas resident …
“My knee was achy, painful and throbbing. I had difficulty walking, standing, grocery shopping, cooking meals, and even sleeping at night because of knee pain. Prior to undergoing Dr. Schnee’s Cold laser therapy knee program I took arthritis meds daily. I have had the series of shots 4 times. I’ve also had my knee cleaned out 2 times with arthroscopic knee surgery. Since completing Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Therapy Knee Program™ I can now walk a little further. I am able to sleep because I am no having leg pain. I have been very pleased with the knee treatments. They are painless. The staff has been awesome! They truly care and are interested in me personally.” Diana W., Garland Texas
Cold Laser Therapy Garland, Texas Resident is Able to Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery…
“On a scale of 1-10, I would say my knee pain was mostly a 6-7 because of bone on bone. An orthopedic surgeon said that I needed a full knee replacement surgery. I walked with a slight limp because of knee pain. Sometimes the pain increased to where I could hardly walk at all. Climbing stairs was very hard and painful. I had little or no pain in bed, sitting, or standing. Since completing cold laser therapy treatments I estimate that my knee pain and condition has improved 70-80%, and I am comfortable with that. I must say that Dr. Schnee and staff were very professional, helpful and friendly.” James P. Garland Texas
Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Therapy Knee Program™ Helps Garland, Texas Resident Relieve Meniscus Tear and Baker’s Cyst Pain…
“My knee pain was very painful and I couldn’t sleep at night. I couldn’t sit for a long time or lay down for a long time motionless. After I had physical therapy, steroid shots, and synvisc shots that didn’t work I was told by an orthopedic surgeon that I needed knee surgery. Instead I decided to try Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program™. My knee has now improved by 50% and I can sleep thru the night peacefully.” Phan H. Garland, Texas
If you would like knee pain relief and live in Garland, Texas or in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and would like more information about Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program™ please visit http://www.helpmykneepain.com/ to order a FREE report. Or call the DFW Spine & Joint Center in Irving, Texas at 214-596-1051
If you are suffering from back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain and you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area then Dr. Hanson’s Cold Laser Program may be the answer click on the links above to find out more information.
Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, D.C.-A Cold Laser Doctor for the Non-Surgical Treatment of Knee Pain for the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding areas. “Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program™ has been helping knee pain sufferers since 2001 in the Dallas, Garland, Fort Worth Texas area.”
Knee pain is relieved for Garland, Texas residents with Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program at the DFW Spine & Joint Center in Irving, Texas.
Cold Laser Therapy Keller,TX Residents Get Relief with Knee Therapy
Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, D.C. practices in Irving, Texas at the DFW Spine & Joint Center, but that hasn’t stopped hundreds of knee pain sufferers from Keller, Texas and all over the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex from traveling to Irving and undergoing Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Therapy Program.
Cold Laser Therapy | Keller, TX Residents Share Their Knee Pain Success Stories:
Brigitte came in for cold laser knee therapy with Dr. Schnee as an alternative to knee replacements. This is her story:
“My knee pain was sharper than it is now. It often kept me from sleeping soundly and I was told that I would need total knee replacements eventually. Since completing Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Therapy Program my walking has improved and I’m enjoying life more. I walk with a lighter step! I feel better than now after completing these cold laser knee therapy treatments.” Brigitte, Keller, Texas
Mark was also experiencing severe knee pain prior to completing Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Therapy Program. This is his story:
“I had knee pain with every step, walking was difficult. I couldn’t climb stairs without knee pain and it was hard to put on shoes and socks and I was not sleeping well. Prior to Dr. Schnee’s treatments I had arthroscopic knee surgery, 18 weeks of physical therapy, six weeks of shots, and I was told by three doctors that I needed a knee replacement. Since completing Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Therapy Program I now sleep better, walk better and putting shoes and socks on has become much easier. I am very pleased; I can now walk better now. The pain has reduced by 50%!” Mark, Keller, Texas
If you are experiencing knee pain and you are searching for an alternative knee therapy then Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Therapy Program may be your answer!
Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, B.S., D.C. – Your Cold Laser Therapy Keller, TX, Cold Laser Therapy Dallas, Cold Laser Therapy Fort Worth, Cold Laser Therapy Irving Doctor for the Non-Surgical Treatment of Knee Pain for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. “Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program Has Been Helping Knee Pain Sufferers Experience Knee Pain Relief with Cold Laser Knee Therapy.”
Cold laser therapy Keller,TX residents share their success stories with Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Therapy Program in Irving at the DFW Spine & Joint Center.
Cold Laser Therapy in Fort Worth, TX | Knee Treatment Offers Relief
Knee pain can be a debilitating condition that can force an individual to stop doing activities they once enjoyed. Chronic knee pain from arthritis, bone on bone, meniscus tears, bursitis, tendonitis, baker’s cysts or post surgical pain can cause knee pain, inflammation, and can destroy a person’s quality of life.
Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program is a type of knee treatment for those who want knee pain relief but want to avoid unnecessary invasive procedures such as knee surgery. Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Treatment Program is painless, non-surgical and is an alternative knee treatment to medications, knee injections and surgeries.
Dr. Alexandra Schnee, D.C. practices at the DFW Spine & Joint Center in Irving Texas and at this time has completed over 35,000 cold laser knee treatments. Read what a resident of Fort Worth had to say about how Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program helped her experience knee pain relief and helped her ultimately avoid knee surgery.
Cold Laser Therapy in Fort Worth, Texas: Resident Tells Her Story…
“The pain in my knee would keep me from finding a comfortable sleeping position. Sometimes it would take over an hour for me to go to sleep. I took Tylenol arthritis capsules as often as allowed with really no relief. I limped a lot. I couldn’t do much walking, or climb stairs. Activities that required a lot of walking like going to a mall shopping or to a fair was really never considered because of the discomfort. I was told by the orthopedic surgeon that with a bone on bone arthritic knee I would need a knee replacement surgery eventually. I tried physical therapy for my knee but I got mild results. I even tried two different prescription medications. (Arthrotec 75 mg tablets and Celebrex- they did nothing for my pain and discomfort). I did not try the cortisone injections because I talked to a lot of people who said they helped a little but not for very long.
Since completing Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Treatment Program I have not had problems sleeping at night and I can stand for longer periods of time. I am very pleased with the results. There is essentially no knee pain when I walk. I would say that my knee is at least 90% improved, maybe more.”
Nancy – Cold Laser Therapy in Fort Worth, TX Resident
If you’re experiencing knee pain and are searching for an alternative knee treatment then Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program may be an option for you. Call Dr. Schnee’s office at 214-596-1051 or click on the links above to visit her website.
Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, D.C., -Cold Laser Doctor for the Non-Surgical Treatment of Knee Pain for Cold Therapy in Fort Worth, Dallas, Irving and Surrounding Texas Areas. “Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program has Been Helping Individuals with Knee Pain Experience Relief without Medications, Injections or Knee Surgery Since 2001.”
Dr.Schnee practices in Irving,TX and offers a painless,non-surgical knee treatment for those who want knee pain relief with cold laser therapy in Fort Worth, TX
Cold Laser Dallas Doctor is Helping Knee Pain Sufferers Walk ‘Normal’ Again
Obviously, if you’ve been limping over a prolonged period of time due to knee pain, it will cause havoc on the other joints in your body. Not only will limping force the opposite knee to wear down faster, but it will also wear down the opposite hip. This is the reason that it’s vital to fix the knee that is hurting you. After all, the last thing any knee pain sufferer wants is to cause damage to the opposite knee or hip that wasn’t causing problems to begin with.
Prior to receiving cold laser knee treatments and physiotherapy from Cold laser Dallas Doctor, Dr. Alexandra Schnee D.C., Tom G., a ground support mechanic for the airlines, experienced severe pain in his left knee that kept him from standing up straight and walking ‘normally’. “Since completing treatments there is a 80-90% improvement [in my knee] and there is no tenderness in the knee at all.” He also states, “I can now walk normally without a limp, and I can walk up stairs [without any problems]. Before starting treatments with Dr. Schnee I couldn’t walk, or sleep comfortably. I had cortisone injections from my family doctor and pain pills but nothing worked. I am very pleased with Dr. Schnee’s knee pain treatments.”
If your knee pain is keeping you from walking ‘normally’ it’s time to do something about it; otherwise, you may risk damaging the opposite knee and hip in the process.
To find out more about Cold Laser Dallas Doctor’s knee pain relief program and how it may be able to help you stop limping and walk normally again call 214-596-1051 or click on the links above. Visit http://www.HelpMyKneePain.com for more information.
Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, B.S., D.C.,- Cold Laser Dallas and Cold Laser Fort Worth Knee Pain Relief Doctor,-“Helping People with Knee Pain related to arthritis, meniscus tears, baker’s cysts, ‘bone on bone’, tendonitis, bursitis, and knee surgery- since 2001.”
Find out why limping damages other joints and how Cold laser Dallas Doctor,Dr.Schnee,D.C. is helping knee pain sufferers walk ‘normal’ again Dallas-Fort Worth,TX
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.