Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) sometimes known as Low Level Light Therapy or Photobiomodulation (PBM) is a low intensity light therapy. The effect is photochemical not thermal. The light triggers biochemical changes within cells and can be compared to the process of photosynthesis in plants, where the photons are absorbed by cellular photoreceptors and triggers chemical changes.
Frozen shoulder is a condition that affects your shoulder joint. It usually involves pain and stiffness that develops gradually, gets worse and then finally goes away. This can take anywhere from a year to 3 years.
The main symptoms of a frozen shoulder are pain and stiffness, that make the patient is difficult to move or raise the shoulder.
Our client Dr Aqas shared the case about how did he help the patient with frozen shoulder by Laser acupuncture treatment.
The History of the Case:
Gender: Female Age: 45 Profession: Teacher
Past medical history: Osteoprosis, Lumbar Spondylosis, Asthmatic.
"She is math teacher of grade 8 in a private school. One day while writing on a board there is a sudden intense of pain in the shoulder and inability to raise it. She went to some emergency they gave her pain killer which relief the pain temporarily but she cannot raise her arm. Few of her colleagues suggested her about alternative medicine so she visited me on 10th day after the pain had started."
The following are the symptoms she had when she came:
Pain on average from 1 to 10 she said 9, inability to raise the shoulder, muscular fatigue and headache.
Laser Acupuncture Protocols:
Low Level Laser (LLLT) Therapy Machine 808nm 1000mW has two laser probes, the probe A with one 808nm diode laser is used to trigger acupoint, the probe B with four 808nm & eleven 650nm laser for the treatment of large damaged areas, 1000mW Laser machine is completely safe and has no adverse effects, it is highly effective in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, arthritis, sports injuries, repetitive stress injuries, wound healing, inflammation, neurological and a wide range of dermatological conditions.
Dr Aqas started with lllt probe B of the 1000mW Laser machine at grade 3 on the following acu-points for 5 minutes on each point, that are LI 15, SI 9, TB 14. Probe A at grade 1 on the following acu-points for 3 minutes on each point respectively that are GB 34, BL 57, LI 3, SI 3, LU 7.
Acupuncture on the points ST 38 on the effected side and GB 41 on the opposite foot when the lllt is finished.
Laser Acupuncture Results:
After one Laser treatment, the pain is relieved up to 85 percent and she can raise her shoulder to 75 percent.
Within a week the pain is gone completely and she is able to move and raise her shoulder freely.
The treatment is done with lllt on the above mentioned points on alternate days of the week and she is recovered completely.