Laser Therapy: Advanced Healing for Pain
How would you like to have a chance to feel relief from joint pain? Our office is very excited to announce that we now offer Class IV high level laser therapy. Our laser therapy for pain is one of the most sophisticated, advanced and powerful lasers in Western North Carolina. There are many different types of laser. K Laser, Cold laser, and others. Our laser is powerful and offers the most effective wavelengths and strength in order to help you heal and feel better. The results we are seeing immediately are amazing. Often in just 1-6 visits, our patients are telling us they are truly surprised. The laser is giving them relief they could not get any other way. This type of laser is called “class IV” and is much more powerful than “cold laser.”
Can Laser Therapy Help Me?
Here is a list of some of the things High Level Laser therapy can help:
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- Almost any inflammatory pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Rotator cuff pain
- Plantar fasciitis pain
- Tennis elbow pain
- Golfer’s elbow pain
- Neck pain
- Low back pain
- Sprains and strains (sprained ankle etc)
- Knee pain
- Pain after surgery (knee replacement, hip replacement etc)
- Bulging disc pain
- Lumbar disc pain
- Lumbar disc herniation
- Cervical or neck disc pain
- Tight muscles and muscle spasm
- Sharp stabbing low back pain
- Foot pain
- Ankle sprain
- Achilles tendonitis
In other words, the high level laser therapy for pain can help almost any pain that is inflamed.
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
Laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of “near-infrared” light to stimulate healing in the cells and tissue. Our patients notice faster healing time, reduced pain and swelling as well as increased circulation and range of motion. Laser healing therapy has been popular overseas for over a decade. It was recently approved by the FDA in 2002. It’s “photomodulation” effects on the cells reduce inflammation, pain and help prevent scar tissue formation. The light reacts with the cells and improves the transportation of nutrients across the cellular membrane and increases the production of cellular ATP which creates energy for the cells to heal. All these benefits make Laser Healing Therapy a perfect compliment for your chiropractic care.
What Does Laser Healing Therapy Feel like?
You will feel a comforting sensation of warmth during your visit. The warmth is a side effect of the laser therapy and only penetrates to the level of the skin. The therapeutic value of the laser is not in the warmth, but in the penetrating photons of light that go right to the source of inflammation. However, most people find the mild warming sensation very relaxing.
How Many Visits Does It Take To Feel Better?
The number of visits needed depends on the the problem. For many acute problems, 1-4 visits are all that is necessary. If
the problem is chronic, it may take 10-15 visits. Problems like severe arthritis may need ongoing maintenance to continue feeling good. Some people notice a reduction in pain after 1-3 visits. The effects are cumulative and sometimes takes 4-5 visits to notice a difference.
What Could Keep Me From Feeling Better?
With laser therapy, there are several things that could prevent you from feeling better. Most importantly, laser therapy works on problems in which inflammation is involved. Pain related to pinched nerves or worn out joints may benefit from laser therapy. However, with these problems, relief may be partial or temporary. The doctor will give an exam to see if you are a good candidate for laser therapy or not and make a recommendation for the number of visits you might need. This is very important. Chiropractic can be important for getting the best results with laser therapy. If you have a hard bone pinching a soft nerve or tissue, adjustments will be critical to helping. Usually the best results are gained using both chiropractic and laser therapy.
How can I try the laser?
Simply call our office and make an appointment. We will take care of the rest! We look forward to helping you. Call 828-298-0011 today.