For Pain and Sport Injuries

Low Level Laser Therapy for Pain and Sport Injuries

Neck and back pain are some of the most common complaints suffered in America today. They account for millions of hours lost from work and countless dollars spent on treatments and medication. Neck and back pain may be either acute, as in the case of lumbar sprain or whiplash, or chronic, as in chronic degenerative disc disease. Neck or back pain can be simply annoying or it can produce unbearable physical and emotional suffering.

One of the most common causes of neck or back pain is injury to the muscles along the spine called the Para spinal muscles. When these muscles are injured - as in the case of a whiplash injury or back sprain - the muscles react by shortening. Shortening of the Para spinal muscles will increase the pressure on the disc in such a way, that the disc is pushed out of alignment in the direction of least resistance, thereby causing bulging and eventually a hernia of the disc.

The most common treatment sought out for this condition is chiropractic care. Chiropractors attempt to re-align the vertebra, but more often than not, this is simply not possible; because the injured muscles have shortened, and are pulling the disc out of alignment. Many times, chiropractic care is not addressing the root cause of the problem. If a person is getting continual chiropractic care, but they are still hurting, this is a sign that the root cause of their problem is not being addressed.

Clinical practice has shown it is possible to relax injured neck and back muscles with acupuncture, thereby lowering the pressure in the disc, and allowing them to re-align. Acupuncture can be done by the insertion of traditional acupuncture needles or by using non-invasive techniques without needles. The most common, safe and effective non-needle acupuncture technique available today is “Laser Acupuncture Therapy.”

These low energy lasers are different than the lasers used in surgery. Low Energy Lasers are similar to the lasers used as “pointers” for lectures, or the lasers used in “light shows” for entertainment. Unlike the “hot” lasers that destroy tissue, low level laser therapy is totally non-invasive, and stimulates and heals the tissues using photons.

The potential for medical application of low intensity lasers exists in a great number of medical fields.  The musculoskeletal problems most effectively treated are:


  • repetitive stress injury
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • rotator cuff tear
  • fibromyalgia
  • reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • temporomandibular joint problems (TMJ)


  • ligament and tendon tears
  • fractures with associated soft tissue injuries
  • facet syndrome
  • contusions
  • bulging and herniated discs


  • tendonitis
  • myositis
  • synovitis
  • bursitis
  • plantar fasciitis
  • rheumatoid arthritis

Most patients experience dramatic results in their first treatment! Read some of Dr. Nixon's many testimonials here.

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Michael Nixon, L.Ac.D.O.M., is an Acupuncture Physician who is nationally certified in Laser Acupuncture with over 40 years of experience in the treatment of neck and back pain. He has a 90% success rate in the treatment of pain and many more successes in other treatment areas.