“I’m 34 years old and was diagnosed with severe Rheumatoid Arthritis 18 years ago, to the point during flares (often for months at a time), the pain and inflammation was so severe that I’ve been bedridden or had difficulty doing simple tasks such as walking, driving, turning door knobs/opening jars, eating (when I couldn’t bend my elbow enough to reach a spoon or fork to my mouth), etc. Even when I wasn’t experiencing a flare up, I more often than not experienced joint stiffness and moderate difficulty/pain walking and moving in any capacity. With a few notable periods of exception, it was rare that I experienced little to no pain or inflammation, even with the use of oral steroids, drugs (e.g., Humira, Enbrel), or first line treatments (Methotrexate).
Over the years I’ve sustained significant joint damage in my feet, knees, hands, wrists and right elbow, resulting in joint deformation and significant loss of range of motion.
Historically my flares have been worse during fall/winter months and usually start like clockwork in early October, often lasting into March/April.
When I first came into use the NovoTHOR at Performance Bodywork in Portland, Oregon, I was in a period of moderate pain and only a month away from the beginning of October (the month in which significant flares typically begin for me). After just one treatment, I quickly experienced a relatively small but definitely noticeable reduction in pain and stiffness, to the point where walking felt noticeably easier. I just recently passed the two month mark using both the light bed and the handheld laser 3x/week. The inflammation/pain in all my affected joints has only continued to improve. The range of motion in my wrists is noticeably opening up and the swelling in my knees and other joints is noticeably down. I can actually feel the bones in my knees that used to be hidden beneath inflammation/thickened synovial fluid in a way I haven’t been able to in years! I’ve noticed an approximate 70% reduction in pain in my feet and knees – needless to say, I can walk much further and easier than before – and all this improvement has continued well into a time I typically have significant flares. This technology is absolutely a game changer.”
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