Recently our clinic added Deep Tissue Laser Therapy in order to speed up the healing time of our patients. Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is a non-surgical, drug-free therapy that has the power to eliminate or significantly reduce your pain and speed up healing by up to 3X. Five to ten brief treatments with this powerful laser is all it may take to realize life changing results. Spinal decompression re-hydrates discs and reduces disc bulges/herniations while Deep Tissue Laser Therapy draws circulation to the area to speed up the repair up to 3X. The laser works in conjunction with spinal decompression or can work all by itself for a variety of other aches and pains.
What is Deep Tissue Therapy Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy is a non-invasive FDA approved modality that uses light or photon energy in the infrared spectrum to reduce pain and inflammation. It is called deep tissue laser therapy because it has the capability of using glass roller applicators that allow us to provide deep massage in combination with the laser thus allowing for deep penetration of the photon energy. The effect of the laser can penetrate 8 to 9 cm into the tissue! Check out our video below for a demonstration of how we use laser in our clinic.
Who uses Deep Tissue Laser Therapy?
LightForce Therapy Lasers are the preferred therapy lasers of professional sports teams. They are used by team trainers and physical therapists. Over 50 professional and collegiate athletic teams use LightForce Therapy Lasers. LightForce is the exclusive laser therapy partner of the University of Florida Gators. It is also utilized by USA Track/Field, USA Basketball, MLB, NHL, NFL, NBA, WNBA and throughout collegiate sports to reduce recovery times and get their athletes back in action and performing at their optimal level.
How does Laser Therapy work?
Laser therapy causes chemical reactions at the cellular level. The photon energy accelerates the healing process, increases metabolism and improves circulation at the site of injury. It has been shown to be effective in the treatment of acute pain and injury, inflammation, chronic pain and post-operative conditions. It has been shown to accelerate the healing of damaged nerves, tendons and muscle tissue.
What will you feel during laser therapy?
Laser therapy treatment is safe, painless and fast. Patients feel a soothing warmth as laser energy gently penetrates the tissue and boosts your bodys own regeneration powers to relieve your pain. Deep Tissue Laser Therapy treatments are usually administered for 5 to 10 minutes depending on the body location. Results can be immediate but the most observed results are after 4 to 6 treatment sessions. The body continues to benefit from the effects of the therapy for 18-24 hours after treatment. During this time, modulated cellular activity leads to decreased pain and inflammation. Our class IV laser has a power output of 9 Watts! This is in comparison to class III lasers which operate at .5 Watts. This means that our laser is almost 20 times more powerful. We can accomplish in 6 minutes what the class III laser accomplishes in 120 minutes or 2 hours. Check out the video below for more information on the effects of laser.
Is Deep Tissue Laser Therapy right for you?
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy has become preferred by patients who have not responded to other interventions. Its ability to impact pain on a cellular level provides pain relief for not only simple conditions but chronic and complex conditions as well. Check out one of our patient testimonials below.
How Does Deep Tissue Laser Therapy work?
Pain results from trauma, inflammation, malfunction, or less that optimal cellular function. Healing and pain relief come with cellular normalization. Laser light enables cells to perform optimally by stimulating them, initiating biochemical reactions, which promotes healing.
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy works by flooding the tissues with photons, energizing the damaged cells and increasing circulation to the painful area. This produces a cascade of healing responses in your body, reducing inflammation, thereby reducing or even eliminating your pain.
With Deep Tissue Laser Therapy patients see quicker results, faster treatments and improved outcomes.
What Does Deep Tissue Laser Therapy Treat?
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy can dramatically reduce the pain associated with the following:
- Low Back Strain
- Bulging, Herniating or Slipped Discs
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow
- Post Surgical Recovery
- Headaches, including Migraine
- Sports Injuries (Pulled Hamstrings, Calves Etc.)
- Plantar Fasciitis
- And many more joint, muscle, circulatory and inflammatory conditions
Is Deep Tissue Laser Therapy Painful or Dangerous?
There is no discomfort during treatment, simply a deep, gentle warmth as your body’s cells respond to the light. There are no known side effects. It is non-invasive and non-surgical. On patients with tattoos or scars from surgery, we are more careful as those areas tend to heat up more easily.