The Clinical Pillars Paper provides chiropractors with years of peer-reviewed, published research along with protocols you can implement today.
The problem with pain
With one out of three Americans being affected by chronic pain annually,1 the United States has a pain problem. Pain is the most common reason for physician consultations in the U.S.2 and the number one reason for missed work or school days is musculoskeletal pain.
Chronic pain (pain that lasts longer than three months and interferes with daily functioning) is often managed with prescription medicines like NSAIDs and opioids. However, opioids come with side effects including the risk of addiction; in 2017, more than 70,000 people died from drug overdoses and nearly 68% of those deaths involved a prescription or non-prescription opioid.3 As the opioid epidemic rages on, patients and chiropractors are looking for safer, effective ways to manage pain.
Shining a light on pain management
Laser therapy continues to gain popularity in managing common diseases and conditions without drugs or side effects, with a new study being published nearly every day. But not all therapeutic lasers are the same – so how do you know which laser is right for your practice?
One way to determine safety and efficacy is examining the research. With over 30 peer-reviewed, published studies and more in the queue, Multi Radiance Super Pulsed Laser Therapy is clinically proven safe and effective for relieving pain and accelerating recovery without drugs or side effects.
Multi Radiance therapeutic lasers emit a combination of infrared and red wavelengths in billionth-of-a-second pulses, driving photons deep into tissue without risk of thermal overload. Super pulsing technology allows Multi Radiance lasers to maintain one of the safest FDA laser classifications, and they are safe to use without goggles and on any skin pigmentation. Multi Radiance lasers are available in desktop and portable models and are easy-to-use with pre-programmed treatment settings. Depending on the condition, patients may require just one or a series of treatments that take only minutes to administer.
Putting research into practice
Oftentimes there is a disconnect between the researchers evaluating technology and the clinicians utilizing it in practice, resulting in a failed implementation of the positive observed outcome. To bridge this gap, Multi Radiance’s Clinical Pillars Paper documents the science behind using laser therapy to manage common chiropractic conditions, then translates the science into actionable protocols for clinicians to use in practice.
The Clinical Pillars Paper discusses the scientific studies and highlights the ideal frequency, dose, time, and other treatment variables for the following conditions:
- Knee pain
- Neck, shoulder, and back pain
- Osteoarthritis pain
- Diabetic nerve pain
- Temporomandibular disorder pain and more
Request The Clinical Pillars Paper and read how scientific research is translated into actionable laser therapy protocols for achieving the best clinical outcomes for patients.
Learn more about laser therapy for chiropractic in the Laser Therapy Resource Center.
- Cotler, H. B., Chow, R. T., Hamblin, M. R., & Carroll, J. (2015). The use of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) for musculoskeletal pain. MOJ orthopedics & rheumatology, 2(5).
- Debono DJ, Hoeksema LJ, Hobbs RD (August 2013). “Caring for patients with chronic pain: pearls and pitfalls”. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 113 (8): 620–7. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2013.023. PMID 23918913.
- CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality. CDC WONDER, Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC; 2018. https://wonder.cdc.gov.