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Opioid Alternative: Doctor Using Laser to Treat Lower Back Pain & Heel Pain



May 13th, 2019 Aired


Medical treatment of pain has typically involved NSAIDs, opioids or even surgery.  Issues with effectiveness, side effects and addiction have fueled the demand for better pain management solutions.  Dr. John Codwell, DPM of Houston, TX is a provider of the Erchonia FX 635 Laser.  There are more than 3 million cases diagnosed in the U.S. per year who experience chronic heel pain or plantar fasciitis.  Treatments for this pain usually include physical therapy, shoe inserts, steroid injections or surgery. However, these treatments are not always effective long-term.

Erchonia’s FX 635 is the first and only low-level laser to receive FDA market clearance for relief of chronic, musculoskeletal lower back pain and is also FDA-market cleared for chronic heel pain related to plantar fasciitis

The FX 635 low level laser treatments are pain-free, and you can immediately resume normal activities afterwards.  When Erchonia says non-invasive, they mean it. Patients can’t even feel the laser.