Low-Level Laser for a Broken Collar Bone
I broke my left collar bone in a fall at home last October. As I am a violinist I was concerned that my collar bone and associated muscles healed correctly and as soon as possible so that I would be able to play again. I had attended the Fracture clinic at Warwick Hospital, but my daughter suggested I should also see an osteopath.
So five days after my accident I went to a well respected Leamington based practitioner, not knowing what to expect! After discussing my detailed general medical history and inspecting my damaged shoulder and neck, low level laser treatment was recommended. I was told that this would stimulate the bone to knit together more quickly. In addition, ultrasound treatment was recommended for my bruised muscles, This treatment was begun immediately. I was pleased to find that even after the first treatment my shoulder felt less painful and I slept more easily. I had a course of five treatments, three within the following ten days, and each treatment brought more improvement.
My response to the treatment was discussed at each visit and sometimes modified according to how I felt, which I appreciated. After the fourth treatment I was able to lift my arm without pain and I began to play the violin for a short time each day, with no ill effects. Four and a half weeks after my accident I had most of my mobility back and resumed playing gently in my string ensemble. I was truly delighted! When I went back to the fracture clinic the next week, I was discharged as completely fit! The only side effects of the treatment were tiredness and some achiness the day after treatment, so I found it necessary to rest more and take it easy on those days; but any side effects receded quite rapidly and were not a problem — a small price to pay for a rapid recovery.
I would certainly recommend laser treatment to anyone in a similar situation, it was extremely effective.
J.B. Leamington Spa