NovoTHOR testimonial: Brad Marquardt

Brad Marquardt“For most of my adult life I have suffered with moderate to severe back pain. It progressively got worse during and after being my deceased wife’s caregiver, while still operating my businesses which do require a lot of physical activities. At times, my left gluteus maximus and sciatic nerve will erupt just walking 100 feet from my house to the mailbox. The pain travels from there through my left quadriceps and down through my left calf and into my left foot erupting again in my Plantar Fascia. I have purchased six pair of shoes in the last seven months trying to get something that would possibly give me some comfort and reduce my pain level from a 8 or 9 down to a somewhat manageable level. I’ve been to a Podiatrist three times and the results on him attempting to give me relief have not worked.

In 2011 I had passed out from severe pain due to pinched nerves at the L3 – L4 area. I had a fusion on the left side and a lot my pain went away. In 2012 I had the same procedure done on the right side of L3 – L4 and again a lot of the pain abated. In 2013 that area of my back seemed to explode causing me to again pass out. I now have a titanium plate fusing those two vertebrae but the pain is still at a very high level.

I was told I will need another fusion at the L4 – L5 and possibly at the L5 – S1 area and that I will be down for 12 weeks. I still have businesses that require my daily physical attention so is not really an option. The only thing I have been able to do since this news is to daily take multiple pain and anti-spasm pills, Aleve and use cold and heat packs. I have also been getting deep tissue massage and chiropractic care. With all of that my physical discomfort is maxed out while standing, sitting or even trying to sleep.

I had heard about and read up on LLLT and found The Rays of Hope Rejuvenation Center in Lady Lake. I set an appointment for the 4 hour drive which knew was going to require multiple stops to stretch and whine about my pain. I do not like to take the meds when I am driving so there were multiple whining stops over the four hours. I met Valerie at Rays of Hope Rejuvenation Center and she explained to me what she positively believed would help me. I am an eternal optimist and her words told me that “this was it!” Of course I had thought that with three surgeries, multiple injections, too many drugs to count and list goes on.

I got into the NovoTHOR Light Pod which Valerie had set for a 12 minute session. I was comfortable in this unit and my thought was simply that it was bright and warm. When I finished there was now out of this world feeling like a 20 year old. Valerie and I then sat for another three hours talking about this unit as a business. Finishing that I started another four hour road trip home. At that point I started realizing something had happened to make me feel like a 20 year old!

It was five days later before I had any of the original pains and I took one anti spasm pill. From there all that I noticed was no drugs, no stops to stretch and very good sleep. It was a total of nine days before the intense pain came back and that was probably due to a plane ride to Washington to meet Valerie at a training seminar. Fortunately Valerie had a desk top Low Level Laser Therapy unit and performed a miracle 12 minute treatment on my lumbar and sciatic nerve area. I could feel the pain decrease in stages from my gluteus maximus to my quadriceps and finally into my left foot where the Plantar Fascia released.

I have been involved in the medical industry for 23 years in one form or another dealing with the infirmed, the limbless, the blind and the dying. I will say without hesitation the NovoTHOR LLLT is the future of medicine!”

Brad Marquardt
Ft. Myers, FL

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