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Laser Therapy

NEW TREATMENT OPTIONS WITH

LASER THERAPY

Laser therapy is a safe, pain-free treatment that only takes a few
minutes per visit. Laser Therapy does not require the use of drugs
or surgery, and there are no side effects or risks that may occur with
other forms of treatment. In addition, it can often achieve results
faster and better than other treatment modalities. Many conditions
show signs of improvement in even the first or second treatments.
The primary mechanism of laser therapy is photobiomodulation
which causes a stimulation of cells and tissue repair that is
based on scientific research which has demonstrated positive
physiological effects of infrared wavelengths on cellular
organelles and electron chain molecules

AN EPIDEMIC OF PAIN

Pain is one of the top health problems in the United States. An
estimated 50 million Americans live with chronic pain caused by
disease, disorder or accident. An additional 25 million people
suffer acute pain resulting from surgery or accident. Approximately
two thirds of these individuals in pain have been living with this
pain for more than five years.
The most common types of pain include arthritis, lower back,
bone/joint pain, muscle pain and fibromyalgia. The loss of
productivity and daily activity due to pain is substantial. In a
study done in 2000, it was reported that 36 million Americans
missed work in the previous year due to pain, and that 83 million
indicated that pain affected their participation in various activities.
People with chronic pain have difficulty finding doctors who can
effectively treat their pain. The Chronic Pain in America:
Roadblocks to Relief study found that one out of four pain patients
had changed doctors at least three times, reporting that the
primary reason for change was that they still experienced pain.

Frequently Asked Questions-Is Laser Therapy The Right Treatment For You?

HOW ARE TREATMENTS ADMINISTERED?

Treatments are performed by positioning the laser hand-piece
approximately ½” directly above the skin and surrounding
the area of injury and pain with the laser treatment beam.

 

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?

The Class IV Laser Therapy produces results quickly. For
most ACUTE conditions 5-6 treatments is all that is needed.
CHRONIC conditions take longer and might require 6-12
treatments. While these are the averages, each person is
unique and healing time varies by person and condition. For
those with lifelong conditions your doctor may recommend
1 or 2 follow-up treatments each month.

HOW LONG WILL THE TREATMENT TAKE?

Depending on the condition, treatment times for this drugfree, non-invasive procedure will

last on average 5-10 minutes but is based on the size of area, depth of penetration needed and condition being treated.

WILL THE TREATMENT HURT?

Most patients notice a warm, often soothing feeling. There
is no pain associated with a treatment. Many patients also
experience reduced muscle tension and tightness, reduced
inflammation and improved range of motion.

WHEN CAN NORMAL ACTIVITY BEGIN AGAIN?

The moment a person leaves the clinic, they may resume
normal daily activity. It is important to remember to not
overexert for a few days, as the body is still healing.

WILL INSURANCE COVER TREATMENTS?

Depending on the condition, treatment times for this drugfree, non-invasive procedure will

last on average 5-10 minutes but is based on the size of area, depth of penetration needed and condition being treated.

 

HOW DOES CLASS IV LASER THERAPY WORK?

When the photons of laser light penetrate the skin and
underlying tissue, they are absorbed by the cells, and
converted into energy. The cell membrane permeability is
altered, which triggers a cascade of cellular events including:
• Stimulation of ATP
• Stimulation of respiratory chain
• Increased DNA and RNA synthesis
• Increased levels of beta endorphins and serotonin
• Enhanced collagen synthesis

WHAT ADVANTAGE DOES CLASS IV LASER THERAPY HAVE
OVER OTHER FORMS OF TREATMENT?

The treatment does not require the use of drugs or surgery,
and there are no dangerous side effects or risks. In addition,
Laser therapy provides enhanced treatment outcomes faster
than any other treatment modality.

HOW IS CLASS IV BETTER THAN “COLD LASER THERAPY”
TREATMENTS?

Cold Laser Therapy (or LLLT – Low Level Light Therapy) was
introduced into the USA in 2001 with low power levels. Since
that time new scientific and clinical discoveries have led to
the development of the higher power lasers, including the
new Class IV Laser Therapy.