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What is Laser Therapy?

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  What is Laser Therapy? Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), also known as cold laser therapy, is a light focused, painless, drug free, and non-invasive treatment option. Unlike lasers used for surgery, laser therapy clinics work with low levels of light and do not produce any heat. At our clinic here in Boise, lasers supply energy to the body by…
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Mattresses For Back Pain

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When we experience back problems, sometimes we can look to our mattress for the blame. If you’re in the market for a new mattress, it can be overwhelming. By following these tips, you can make sure you buy a good quality mattress to help ease your pain: Research online before hitting the stores There are many helpful websites that provide…
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Weather and Back Pain

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As the temperatures drop, you might notice aching in your neck, lower back or another part of your spine. It’s easy to assume that the two things are connected, but this is not always the case. Understanding how and why cold weather affects your spine is the first step to handling pain. It isn’t always tied to location Chronic back…
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Can a Chiropractor Help Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

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The carpal tunnel is a thin pathway located in the wrist which allows the median nerve, which extends from the spine to the hand, to pass through. When the carpal tunnel is swollen, it causes compression on the median nerve, resulting in carpal tunnel syndrome. CTS can cut off or limit the feeling and movement to portions of the hand….
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Sciatic Nerve Pain

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What You Should Know About Sciatica The sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the human body and is made up of individual nerve roots that originate by branching out from the spine in the lower back. Sciatica occurs when the large sciatic nerve becomes irritated or compressed at the point of origin. Sciatica should not be left untreated,…
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What is Cold Laser Therapy?

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What is Cold Laser Therapy? Cold Laser Therapy is a type of medical treatment that uses wavelengths of light to engage with tissue and accelerate healing. Some of its uses include numbing pain, reducing swelling and spasms and increasing functionality. How does it work? The lasers are handheld devices the size of a flashlight. They are placed over the injured…
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Best Sleeping Positions

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There are really not that many sleeping positions, in fact we will name them all for you right now. Side, back, and belly. All three offer different pros and cons. There are obviously some variations to these but most of them do not affect the spine. Moving arms and legs to different positions don’t change much. Back Pros This is…
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Weight Lifting Technique

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You have decided that losing weight will be a great idea for your back. Then you notice that lifting weights is only aggravating the situation. This may be for many different reasons but the most common one is improper lifting techniques. Lifting correctly will not only increase strength but help you lose that extra weight. Don’t do too much weight…
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Back Pain Remedies

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If you have excruciating back pain see a chiropractor. Now for all of the rest of you who are reading, do you have some minor back pains that you want to get rid of? Have you tried everything and received no relief? There are a lot of little things that you can do that will make that back pain dissipate…
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Laser Therapy Treatment

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At Advantage Spine and Disc, we offer a laser therapy treatment for our patients. Since we have multiple lasers, we are able to customize your treatment and relieve the pain you are experiencing. Benefits of laser therapy -Improves and promotes healing and tissue repair -Faster recovery time -Muscle relaxation -Less inflammation -Reduced pain What to expect? During your laser therapy…
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