High Energy Laser
There is so much more to life than living with pain. If pain keeps you from the activities you enjoy the most, there is something you can do about it. Managing pain isn’t all about the ability to climb the highest mountain, it’s about controlling the pain that keeps you from doing the everyday activities, like being pain free all day at work or bending down to play with a child.
In clinical studies, patients receiving Laser Therapy have experienced a significant reduction in pain. Four years of trials have shown Avicenna laser to be safe, effective, and side effect free.
Many patients visit us for neck pain, back pain and headaches. The great news is that our care goes beyond those types of pain. Now, with high power deep tissue laser therapy, we can help you heal from pain and discomfort more quickly and more efficiently.
What is High Power Laser Therapy?
High Power Laser Therapy (HPLT) is a medical procedure that revolves around the use of a non-surgical, painless, and side effect free high power therapeutic laser that delivers medical healing energy to a depth of up to 25 centimeters into the human body, giving it the ability to bio-stimulate tissue growth and repair at all levels of inflammation in the musculoskeletal system.
Basically, the laser works on a cellular level by focusing its energy to a stimulate cellular metabolism, allowing your body to heal itself at a much faster rate. High Power Laser Therapy is rapidly increasing in acceptance when treating certain conditions like Neuropathy, failed surgical pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Plantar Fasciitis, Spinal Stenosis and many other conditions both acute and chronic.
Laser therapy light is infra-red electro-magnetic energy entering the body as photons. The light beam of photons stays fairly narrow and does not diverge like a regular light bulb. The amount and depth of penetration from this photonic energy depends on a number of different factors related to the patient and the power of the laser equipment. The most powerful lasers are single wavelength, continuous wave, high output lasers.
Research shows tissues targeted by High Power Laser Therapy are stimulated to increase production of a cellular enzyme (Cytochrome C Oxidase) that is critical to the production of ATP. ATP is the currency of chemical energy in living cells. With increased ATP production and thus greater cellular energy a host of biological responses are facilitated, such as mediation of pain, reduction of inflammation, reduced scar tissue, increased cell metabolism, improved vascular activity, and accelerated healing. This is the photo-chemical effect of High Power Laser Therapy.
What this all means is that many common conditions can be helped with High Power Laser Therapy, especially in combination with the other therapies we provide. These are examples of conditions treated with High Power Laser Therapy:
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Golfers Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
Rotator Cuff Strains and Tears
Tendinosis & Tendinitis
Runners Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Healing After Surgery
Rotator cuff injuries
Wrist and hand issues
Carpal tunnel syndrome
How Laser Heals
This FDA-cleared laser therapy not only reduces inflammation, swelling and pain! It actually helps to regenerate damaged soft tissue for improved healing and optimal joint function. This deep tissue laser is much more powerful than cold laser and gets faster results.
High power deep tissue laser therapy transforms sick or injured cells by allowing in more oxygen and nutrients at a level similar to that of a healthy cell. It also helps these injured cells to release wastes and toxins by making the cells more permeable. The actual process to the human body is called photobiostimulation which can be looked at similarly to the positive affect that photosynthesis has on plant life.
Why High Power LASER?
- "The trend in laser therapy for the past ten years has been to increase power density and dose, since this has shown to improve therapeutic outcomes considerably."
- "It would appear that "high-powered" therapeutic lasers will be able to further expand the scope of laser therapy." 
- High powers are necessary because most of the energy is absorbed before reaching the damaged tissue being treated. Bjordal places the range of laser energy absorption (joules) by the skin and subcutaneous tissue to be in the range of 50%-90%.
About FDA Regulation of High Power Laser Therapy:
High Power Laser Therapy is a regulation Class IV device. Indications for use are to provide temporary relief of minor pain, stiffness and muscle spasm, and temporarily increase local blood circulation.
Benefits of High Power Cold Laser Therapy:
Numerous clinical studies and research trials have been conducted on the beneficial effects of laser therapy for a whole host of clinical conditions. The following is a simplified list of the more widely studied biological effects of Laser Therapy.
About Risks of High Power Laser Therapy:
High Power Laser Therapy is not indicated in cases of pregnancy, malignant skin tumors, or people using medication that produces photosensitivity. As the laser penetrates he skin there will be a local increase in skin temperature. No topical lotions should be used during laser therapy. High Power Laser Therapy requires eye protection during the procedure.
About High Power Laser Therapy in Chiropractic Practice:
Practice of Chiropractic: Scope of Practice. As part of a course of chiropractic treatment, a duly licensed chiropractor may use all necessary mechanical hygienic, and sanitary measures incident to the care of the body, including, but not limited to air, cold, diet, exercise, heat, light, massage, physical culture, rest, ultrasound, water and physical therapy techniques in the course of chiropractic manipulations and/or adjustments.
Healing at the Speed of Light
High power deep tissue laser therapy greatly enhances your healing process by helping you heal more efficiently. Experience this incredible technology so you can get back to the things you love!