Laser treatments at Ortholazer helped me before and after my rotator cuff surgery. After experiencing extreme and prolonged pain in my shoulder, an x-ray showed calcification buildup in my shoulder tendon that appeared larger since the last x-ray three years ago. An MRI also showed a spur. I was informed that further cortisone shots probably would not be effective. I chose to have surgery, but I inquired whether Ortholazer treatments would reduce the severe pain. Dr. Pennington, my surgeon, believed laser treatments would help but also informed me that Medicare would not cover the costs. I was able and willing to pay so he called and scheduled an appointment for the same day. After nine treatments in less than a month my pain level went from a 10 to about a 2. Instead of taking about 20+ pain pills a week, I needed only 3 Advil / Tylenol the week before surgery. The treatments were so effective that I canceled the last three treatments and had them rescheduled after surgery. Two weeks out from surgery, I told Melissa, the Ortholazer technician, that I had been unable to sleep in my bed because of severe shoulder back pain. She used a laser wand on the back of my shoulder during my treatment. Within 24 hours, the pain in that area was so diminished that I could finally sleep in bed. I’m currently three weeks out from surgery and still receiving laser treatments to reduce pain and enhance the healing process. I began my physical therapy sessions today.