Back Pain (Lumbar)
More than 95% of people will experience back pain in their lifetime. Back pain is one of the most frequent problems health care providers see, and one of the most difficult to treat using traditional methods. Back pain is one of the most common causes leading to opioid addiction and many are dealing with it on a regular basis. Additionally, it is the single leading cause of disability worldwide.
Back Pain is middle back (thoracic) and lower back pain (lumbar). The lumbar area is the most common area affected. Episodes of back pain may be acute or chronic depending on the duration. The pain may be characterized as a dull ache, shooting or piercing pain, or a burning sensation. Discomfort can radiate into the legs and/or feet and may include numbness or weakness in the legs. Common underlying mechanisms include degenerative or traumatic changes to the discs and facets joints. These changes can then cause secondary pain in the muscles, nerves, bones, joints, and extremities.
At EHC Buffalo, we have a wealth of experience with this difficult and agonizing problem. Our treatment protocol for back pain has yielded a success rate of over 90% on patients treated. Patients see the resolution to their pain a couple of weeks after completing their treatment protocol.
Symptoms of Back Pain (Lumbar)
- Pain in the lower back
- Stabbing with or without motion
- Shooting, shocking and weakness
- Pain that radiates down the legs
- Pain that worsens with bending, lifting, standing or walking
- Pain that may linger for days after aggressive activity
- Muscle aches or pain
More than 25% of the United States population suffers with knee pain. With CuraLase, a careful screening interview with one of our doctors is conducted. The screening will determine the correct protocol for patient care. This is an important step in making sure that the patient does not have an acute problem requiring urgent medical attention.
Knee pain can be severe, acute, or chronic. It may be experienced upon standing, walking, climbing, jumping, or at rest. Knee pain usually worsens with age, excessive weight, and arthritic change. Repetitive motion, excessive use, disease and injury, cause knee pain. Patients often experience pain relief during the FIRST treatment and significant relief before the end of the protocol.
Symptoms of Knee Pain
- Swelling and stiffness
- Weakness or instability
- Popping or crunching noises
- Inability to fully straighten the knee
- Loss of range of motion
- Mild to severe pain
Almost 27 million people in the United States have osteoarthritis in the hip, and about 60% of them are women. At EHC Buffalo we approach hip pain by conducting a careful screening interview with a qualified practitioner. The screening will determine the correct protocol for patient care. This is an important step in making sure that the patient does not have an acute problem requiring urgent medical attention.
Pain in the hip is commonly divided into two groups; 1- Hip bursitis presents as pain on the sides of the hip (lateral hip pain) and 2- Hip joint pain is experienced in the anterior part (the groin) and the buttock. Hip joint pain is often the result of arthritic development, degenerative change, wear, injury, or overuse. The pain may start gradually and be intermittent but will become more prevalent and uncomfortable over time. Patients will notice pain relief starting a couple of weeks after finishing the CuraLase treatment protocol.
Symptoms of Hip Pain
- Joint pain
- Groin pain
- Loss of motion in the hip
- Swelling over the hip
- Tenderness to pressure
- Severe pain with lateral motion of the leg
- Difficulty sleeping on the hip