Matt Williams was well into his 40s before he first noticed the build up of several nagging, inconvenient pains. Having always led a movement-based lifestyle—running, golfing, and playing with his kids—Matt was accustomed to staying active and fit. This made the onset of accumulating aches and pains a growing concern as time passed.
“After 40, my body just started to heal slower. Muscle and joint injuries that use to take a few days to heal now stayed and developed into a constant, nagging pain that affected my daily life."
While some of his pain was the result of getting older and a few previous sports-related injuries, many were also stress-induced and related to the perils of career advancement and the pressures of parenthood. In time, the external stress sprouted impressive knots in his back that made restorative sleep an unobtainable dream for this busy forty-something dad.
Matt did all that he could to mitigate the cumulative stressors that the increasing, nagging pain brought to his life— stretching, cold and hot compresses, and finally two daily Ibuprofens to try and alleviate his growing muscle soreness that had radiated from his back to other parts of his body. "It’s pretty hard to break 90 and be 'SuperDad' when your muscles are begging for mercy and stress is running roughshod over your joints!"
Before we get further into Matt’s tale of healing, let’s talk about NSAIDs. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs are commonly taken to alleviate the various aches and pains that are so often accumulated with advancing age—which is ironic, considering that they can cause or worsen many conditions in older populations.
These drugs can be a powerful stimulus, and they are certainly well-indicated for several conditions in the medical setting. Having said that, typical aging should not be one of them, and the ongoing use of pain-based or anti-inflammatory, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs have been linked to higher risks of stroke, heart attack, and worsening blood pressure in populations who take them regularly.
Furthermore, some NSAIDs can cause several side effects from habitual usage, including but not limited to:
For a class of medication that’s so widely available OTC for pain relief, that’s quite a laundry list of potential downsides!
And therein lies the rub: old injuries and life’s stressors all tend to accumulate over time, keeping you from doing the things you love the most. You can choose to medicate and battle through the best you can, or you can begin to become less active and more sedentary which carries its own health consequences.
Ultimately, Matt’s collection of nagging and incessant injuries led him to several physical therapist and chiropractic appointments. At one such appointment, Matt experienced Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT) also known as Cold Laser Therapy, for the first time. The application of a cold laser was just for a few minutes, but Matt noticed a difference that evening when he went to bed. He slept through the night for the first time in years and ditched his ibuprofen routine the next morning.
Convinced he was onto something; Matt went back, scheduling PBMT treatments twice a week for the next month. He was now sleeping through the night, taking less ibuprofen, and was able to work out and play with the kids without pain. However, it was stressful to fit appointments into his busy schedule and the out-of-pocket treatment expenses were adding up.
Matt began researching PBMT on his own and found his way to the Cold Laser Supplies website. After speaking with one of our customer support staff, he ultimately purchased the Multi Radiance Terraquant TQ Solo for at-home use. He began utilizing it twice per day on his knotted back muscles and other joint injuries, typically using the device for 10-15 minutes in each area. The TQ Solo’s patented “Cascade Effect” of Red Light, Infrared Light, and Super Pulsed Laser penetrated Matt’s tissue cells and kick-started his mitochondria to promote healing and repair. Matt experienced this pain-free, no-side-effect restorative treatment, all from the comfort of his own home.
Before long, Matt’s back pain and other isolated inflamed areas were reduced as he made at-home Photobiomodulation Therapy part of his routine. He was also sleeping regularly, which gave him focus at work and more energy for his morning runs, weekend golf, and after-school playtime with the kids.
Are you struggling with sciatica? An aching back got you down in the dumps? Are your shoulders sagging under a heavy load?
From acute aches and pains to chronic long-suffering injuries, the power of PBMT can help you heal faster and recover more resiliently from the strains of an active lifestyle.
Don’t just treat the symptoms with NSAIDs and other temporary treatments. Choose a new way forward with at-home Photobiomodulation Therapy. Consistent application will help restore normal cell activity and help control pain and inflammation—and you will save time and money by avoiding the need to go to a specialist.
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