Laser Therapy

At 8th Street Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic we offer therapeutic laser therapy to aid in your healing journey.

What is Laser Therapy?

During laser therapy treatment, the infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level and metabolic activity increases within the cell, improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane. This leads to a cascade of beneficial and therapeutic effects, including: increased cellular function and health, rapid regeneration, normalization and healing of damaged cellular tissue, pain reduction, decreased swelling, increased circulation, and improved healing times.

Photonic stimulation is the trigger for these metabolic changes. In simpler terms, the laser brings light to living tissues. During each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation. This draws in water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area creating an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain.

What conditions does it treat?

Laser therapy is a non-invasive scientifically based treatment modality. It is safe and effective in treating a wide array of clinical conditions. The class IV laser is a new generation of laser providing deeper penetration, decreased treatment time and enhanced physiological response. Many have found relief from plantar fasciitis, arthritic joints, low back pain, neck pain, bursitis, tendonitis, and other chronic and inflammatory conditions.

What results can I expect?

With any therapy, results can vary depending on a variety of factors including the length of time you have had your complaint, your age, level of health and compliance with treatments and recommendations. Generally most patients will start to see results in 6 to 10 treatments. Laser therapy is cumulative, therefore it is important to follow through with your specifically designed treatment program.

Does it hurt?

No. During treatment clients frequently experience a warming sensation of the involved tissue. Very occasionally over boney areas a temporary more intense heating may occur. Following treatment an increase in symptoms may occur. This temporary increase in symptoms is not a negative response to treatment and does not impact the overall outcome in clinical cases. Laser therapy treatments are performed by certified Laser Technicians of 8th Street Chiropractic. Treatment is done on bare skin; so in some instances gowning and/or draping (similar to a massage therapy treatment) may be required.

How long does it take?

An initial consultation with treatment generally takes about ½ hour of your time. This will vary depending on consultation results discussed between you and the doctor. Subsequent treatment can vary from a few minutes to 15-20 minutes.

How much does it cost?

The initial fee for laser therapy is $60.00. This includes consultation and examination with a doctor of chiropractic and the first laser treatment. Subsequent treatments vary as the fee for laser therapy is based on the number of minutes of applied treatment. We prefer a 24 hour cancellation notice. There is a $25.00 fee for cancellations made within 4 hours of scheduled appointment time.

Laser Benefits

Laser therapy provides a myriad of benefits to the human body including:

  • Analgesia (pain reduction)
  • Inflammation reduction
  • Acceleration in tissue repair and healing
  • Angiogenesis (formation of new vascular supply)
  • Increased cellular metabolic activity
  • Reduction in fibrous tissue (scar tissue) formation
  • Improved nerve function
  • Stimulation of immune cell activity
  • Stimulation of acupuncture points and meridians

Deep tissue laser therapy accelerates your body’s own natural healing process through photobiostimulation. Laser therapy is effective in treating chronic conditions, acute conditions and post surgical pain.

Clinical Benefits

  • Effective for difficult conditions
  • Alternative to surgery
  • Fast treatment times
  • Easy non-invasive treatment
  • Scientifically proven treatment

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