Laser therapy on pregnant women

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Laura

Kissimmee, FL

#1 Jan 24, 2007
I am 20 weeks pregnant and went to a chiropractor for low back/sacral joint pain. I was treated with laser therapy on my upper and lower back 3 times. Will this harm the fetus in any way?

Thanks.
Sarah

Salisbury, MD

#2 Jan 31, 2013
Hi Laura -

I know it has been many years since you wrote this post.... but I am wondering the same thing.

I am 21 weeks and my chiropractor performed laser therapy in my lumbar/sacral region. After reading many posts and articles most doctors and clinics DO NOT recommend having this done. This, of course, was after my chiropractor swore it was totally safe. I am freaking out a little bit now. Were there any complications with your child or pregnancy or developmental issues/etc?

Thank you!!
Laura wrote:
I am 20 weeks pregnant and went to a chiropractor for low back/sacral joint pain. I was treated with laser therapy on my upper and lower back 3 times. Will this harm the fetus in any way?
Thanks.
Wisdom

Bronx, NY

#3 Feb 1, 2013
Sarah, there is very little, and I mean, very little evidence for using "laser therapy for any specific condition.

Chiropractors use many bizarre and unfounded treatments. It might be best that you see a board certified physiatrist for your physical ailments. They are medical doctors trained in physical medicine.
wisdom is callahan

Buffalo Grove, IL

#4 Feb 1, 2013
Wisdom wrote:
Sarah, there is very little, and I mean, very little evidence for using "laser therapy for any specific condition.
Chiropractors use many bizarre and unfounded treatments. It might be best that you see a board certified physiatrist for your physical ailments. They are medical doctors trained in physical medicine.
Sarah, taking any medical or chiropractic advice from wisdom is like taking financial advice from Madoff. Wisdom is a failed chiropractor and he's not an MD. His credibility is zero. Period.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#5 Feb 1, 2013
Laser for joint pain? How does that work?
Wisdom

Bronx, NY

#6 Feb 1, 2013
Yes, please post the "evidence" you have for using the "laser" not only on people with joint pain but for the other problems chiropractors use it on, like wounds and allergies.

If it wasn't so sad that desperate people are being ripped off by these charlatan chiropractors, it would be laughable. Problem is far too many innocent and desperate people are being conned by these charlatan chiropractors.

Enough is enough. A full investigation is warranted.
wisdom is callahan

Buffalo Grove, IL

#7 Feb 1, 2013
Laura, until two months ago, wisdom, by his own admission, had never heard of laser therapy. Now, voila, he's an expert.
Laura, wisdom is not just a liar, he's just plain stupid. Take 'advice' from him at your own risk. Go to a chiropractor or an MD who really knows about laser therapy, not some fake like wisdom (who is NOT an MD).
Wisdom failed as a chiropractor. This left him bitter.
Wisdom

Bronx, NY

#8 Feb 4, 2013
ha ha

I'l repost my "risky" advice,

It might be best that you see a board certified physiatrist for your physical ailments. They are medical doctors trained in physical medicine.

You see, only in the world of chiropractic quackery, is that advice "risky".

And only in the chiropractic mind would moving on to critical care medicine be considered a "failure".
wisdom is callahan

Buffalo Grove, IL

#9 Feb 4, 2013
Here's the latest on wisdom's lies and hypocrisy:
In another post wisdom took great offense (he he I just have struck a truthful nerve!) and made a valiant attempt to defend himself when I called him out on being a failure in practice, which he was. He said so himself.
You won't believe this, but wisdom said 'I did just fine in practice, thank you. I practiced chiropractic ethically with sound treatment plans and techniques."
Fine.
Now--same breath extending the sentence. Wisdom, after stating he practice chiropractic ethically he then said there are no chiropractic techniques that work for anything. Stunning!
So which one is it? Let's see, is it practicing ethically with sound chiropractic techniques and treatment methods, or there are no chiropractic techniques that work and never did?
I know. What about the third choice: wisdom simply failed in practice and is jealous as hell of successful chiropractors--thus his constant bashing of chiropractic. Nothing but anger, bitterness, and sour grapes.
Oh, and don't believe that bunk that wisdom is now an MD who is 'head of neurosurgery at a famous NY hospital.' All lies. Then again, you knew that.
Dr Petway

Visalia, CA

#10 May 30, 2013
Let me address that chiropractors are more willing to use cutting edge technology in medicine since we don't prescribe or perform surgery. Chiropractors are Board Certified and go through the same rigorous and time investment in education and testing as any other doctor. Every profession has it's members who may have questionable practices.
That said, the clinic I'm in is getting great results from laser therapy. In fact a woman came to our clinic for treatment of Bell's Palsy. After the 4th treatment she is feel great. She commented that the last time she had the condition it lasted over 3 months. This patient's OBGYN wants to refer pregnant patients to our office for laser treatment.
Laser Therapy has been around for a while and the applications vary. Do your research and ask professionals on both sides of an argument.
Wisdom

Roslyn, NY

#11 Jun 1, 2013
"cutting edge in medicine"?

ha ha, you truly are a chiropractor.

"board certified"? "like any other doctor"? Yet another chiropractor who has NO idea about real board certifications.

But I'm up for a good laugh mr. chiropractor, what are YOU "board certified" in?

"pregnant patients"? Please do tell us about YOUR extensive training with pregnant women.

And lastly, please tell us which "technique" YOU use to locate those pesky "chiropractic subluxations".
Successful Chiropractor

Buffalo Grove, IL

#12 Jun 1, 2013
Wisdom is a complete dope. First, he's not an expert on chiropractic, unless you consider a swindler an expert.
Wisdom said, and I quote, "NOOPE is legal"
Folks, NOOPE stands for No Out Of Pocket Expenses. Advertising you accept patients with the promise of NOOPE is a felony in all states, punishable by stiff prison sentences, fines, and license revocation. Wisdom said while he was in practice he trolled for patients advertising NOOPE. Again, a felony. No matter what wisdom says, he can't be believed. He's a known liar and con. Oh, and he's no MD who's "head of neurosurgery at a famous NY hospital."
Bottom line: wisdom is a swindler. He admitted he was. No different than a bank robber. No difference.
No telling how much money wisdom stole from insurance companies. And he's citing himself as an expert? Really??? Expert on what? Swindling insurance companies. Good lord.
Wisdom

Roslyn, NY

#13 Jun 3, 2013
looks like mr. "successful" is yet another chiropractor claiming to have training in examining, diagnosing and treating pregnant women.

please do tell us where you think you got that "extensive" training. I need a good laugh.

Just another lying chiropractor. HO Hum .....
Successful Chiropractor

Buffalo Grove, IL

#14 Jun 3, 2013
Worth repeating. Wisdom is an ADMITTED swindler.

Wisdom is a complete dope. First, he's not an expert on chiropractic, unless you consider a swindler an expert.
Wisdom said, and I quote, "NOOPE is legal"
Folks, NOOPE stands for No Out Of Pocket Expenses. Advertising you accept patients with the promise of NOOPE is a felony in all states, punishable by stiff prison sentences, fines, and license revocation. Wisdom said while he was in practice he trolled for patients advertising NOOPE. Again, a felony. No matter what wisdom says, he can't be believed. He's a known liar and con. Oh, and he's no MD who's "head of neurosurgery at a famous NY hospital."
Bottom line: wisdom is a swindler. He admitted he was. No different than a bank robber. No difference.
No telling how much money wisdom stole from insurance companies. And he's citing himself as an expert? Really??? Expert on what? Swindling insurance companies. Good lord.

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