Cold Laser Therapy
Laser Light Therapy is a physical modality that emits photons (light) in very specific regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Laser Light Therapy is the most researched and published modality in physical rehabilitation and has demonstrated a multitude of clinical benefits.
The most common uses for cold lasers are:
- Accelerating the healing of damaged tissue
- Inflammation reduction
- Pain reduction treatment
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Do you remember in high school biology studying the way sunlight triggers chemical reactions in plants? It is called photosynthesis, a term most of us are familiar with. Researchers have found that in humans (and in most animals) there are receptor molecules in not only in cell membranes but in mitochondrial membranes as well. These molecules, when activated by certain wavelengths of light, trigger a “cascade of healing.” This is a “photochemical response” similar to photosynthesis in plants. NASA was one of the first to publish laser research in this country. “Low energy photon irradiation by light in the far-red to near infra-red spectral range with low energy lasers or LED arrays has been found to modulate various biological processes.” This process is called PHOTOBIOMODULATION.
The following is a list of only some of the known reactions inside the body:
- Analgesic (reduces pain)
- Faster Cartilage & Ligament Repair
- Improved Circulation
- Increased Metabolic Activity
- Trigger & Acupuncture Point Stimulation/Balancing
- Reduction of Scar Tissue
- Improved Nerve Function
- Enhances Immune System
- Speeds Wound Healing
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN BE TREATED WITH COLD LASER?
Here is a list of conditions treated from experience and research literature:
- Pain in Joints (of limbs) or Spine
- Arthritis (Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid)
- Whiplash & Sprain/Strain Injuries
- Post-operative Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow & Golfer’s Elbow
- Fibromyalgia & Trigger Point Syndrome
- Plantar Fascitis
- Headaches (tension, sinus & migraine)
- TMJ Syndromes
- Stress fractures and other syndromes
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL IT TAKE AND HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
Most studies have shown that it may take 8-20 treatments to see results depending on the severity and duration of the condition. Treatments are done 1-3 times per week. Individual treatments are $25. We also offer a package of 10 treatments for $200 (a $50 savings).
For certain driving jobs like commercial truck driving, a DOT physical is necessary to ensure that you’re physically fit enough to operate the vehicle. Many people put off taking their DOT physical thinking that it will take too much time or that paperwork will be a hassle to complete. We provide quick physicals with a DOT Certified Medical Examiner so that you can get in and get back to your day. We also understand how important it is for a driver to maintain their commercial driver’s license, so you can trust us to be professional and knowledgeable about your needs as a commercial driver.
Electrotherapy is an alternative pain management treatment option that involves the use of mild electromagnetic pulses to provide relief for the patient. This treatment option can dull pain, repair tissue, strengthen muscles, and even improve your blood circulation.
Chiropractic care is not just for adults. In fact, more and more parents are seeing the many benefits of their children seeing a chiropractor every single day. Some of the benefits are improved sleep, improved behavior and attitude, and improved immune system function. Children encounter many physical stresses in their life that you may not realize. These stresses can cause your child’s spine to have issues in growth and development.
Here at Southeast Family Chiropractic, we offer a conservative approach to treating pregnant women. Our prenatal care is gentle and safe. We aim to alleviate the stress and strains of pregnancy while improving comfort for both the mother and baby. We understand the physical changes that come with pregnancy, and we offer relief without using any drugs.
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