I am a 66 year old female who had a successful right shoulder replacement in 2013. I suffered a setback when I injured it in the spring of 2015 and was suffering from chronic shoulder pain 24/7 accompanied by limited range of motion.
I had exhausted all other treatment options including physio and massage therapy, when I found Solaj. I attended a consultation with Dr. Rapoport and decided to attend a session of cold laser therapy.
I experienced an immediate improvement and decided to follow the treatment plan developed for me by Dr. Rapoport. Sessions were over a 3-4 month period and went from three sessions a week to where I am today…one session every two weeks. It took patience and tolerance…. However it has been one of the best decisions I have made. I have gone from chronic shoulder pain 24/7 and range of motion limitations to being pain free and experiencing greatly improved range of motion …..however, best of all, it gave me back SLEEP!!!
Thank-you to all the team of professionals at Solaj! You have taken me from a world of chronic pain to enjoying life again!!! I’m finally back!!!! – Ms. J
During the first assessment, Ms. J described the pain in her shoulder as a constant ache that radiated down her arm and into her fingers. She could not work because she was unable to raise her arm overhead or carry heavy items. It was painful for her to open doors, style her hair, vacuum, and most importantly, disturbed her sleep. While examining Ms. J, I found that the range of motion in her shoulder was slow, stiff, and painful in certain directions, and the top and back of the shoulder were tender.
Injury After Shoulder Surgery Treated with Cold Laser Therapy
Two days after her 1st treatment, Ms. J said that she no longer felt radiating pain down her arm. After her 2nd treatment she said that she felt 70% better, and after her 3rd treatment she was able to style her hair with ease. After 6 Cold Laser Therapy treatments, Ms. J felt 90% better and was able to open doors without pain. At this time, I re-examined Ms. J and found that her range of motion was almost back to normal and that the muscles in her shoulder were stronger. After the 9th treatment, she reported that all of the previously affected activities were no longer a problem, and she could finally sleep soundly. Or as she put it: she felt “95% better”. She continued to get treated once a week for the following 7 weeks, while increasing her activity and gradually returning to work. The range of motion in Ms. J’s shoulder was completely restored, and she went from being constantly reminded of her pain to not even thinking about it.