“Is it normal for one treatment to make my knee pain go away? Because I don’t feel it, it’s gone.” – High School Coach in the East Valley
While patients can and do see results as quickly as 1 visit, we typically recommend starting with a block of 6 to maximize anti-inflammatory effects over a short 2-3 week time span.
Laser Therapy can quickly and dramatically reduce acute and chronic pain by:
- reducing inflammation
- reducing free radical production and oxidative stress
- improving blood flow
- enhancing tissue repair
- improving cellular energy production (increasing production of cellular ATP).
Laser Therapy has been FDA Cleared for use with Neck and Heel/Foot Pain. It has also shown great benefits clinically with:
- Spinal pain
- Acute and chronic concussion symptoms
- Shoulder pain
- Knee pain
- Foot pain
Traumatic brain injuries
- Post-stroke rehab
- Herniated Discs and Sciatica
- Shingles/Herpes Zoster
- Atypical Facial Pain
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- as well as burns, weight loss and many others
When you combine Functional Neurology, Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and Laser Therapy you can knock down the walls of pain and suffering, and begin your journey towards healing. It doesn’t matter if it is a new injury, an old injury or condition, Laser Therapy can help start or accelerate your process of healing, and it can do it naturally without the use of drugs or surgery.
More about Laser Therapy
Dr. Berry is being presented The 2012-2014 Excellence In Research Award at the 2015 Parker Health Science Convention in Las Vegas for his work on FDA Clearance for Erchonia Low Level Laser Therapy
Many patients have heard about the many beneficial effects of Low Level Laser Therapy (Aka Cold Laser, Therapeutic laser) but are not familiar with what laser therapy is.
What is cold laser?
Laser is light amplification at specific wavelengths that have been scientifically proven to create healing properties in human cells. Like a plant cell uses sunlight for growth and health, human cells have been shown to respond to light in a similar way.
Are all lasers the same?
No. There are heavily researched wavelengths and doses of laser light that have been shown to be the most therapeutic and safest. Research demonstrates that lasers in the range of 630 – 830 nM and doses levels ranging from 0.5 – 10 J/cm2 to be the ideal “sweet spot” for optimal health benefits. This is the reason why the doctors at ACNC only use lasers that meet these specific requirements.
Are lasers safe?
Yes. When used in the ranges mentioned above lasers are one of the safest devices currently used in healthcare. They are non-ionizing, non-thermal, non-invasive, non- toxic applications so you don’t receive any harmful byproducts. When lasers get too powerful they serve a different purpose such as surgical lasers. These are not “cold lasers”. The only tissues that class 2 lasers are contraindicated with are directly onto the retina.
What can lasers help with?
Research has shown lasers to be helpful in almost every tissue of the human body including brain, muscle, bone, cartilage and ligaments. They stimulate nerve function and growth, decrease pain, decrease inflammation, stimulate anti-oxidant pathways, promote wound healing, decrease scar tissue formation, increase blood flow, stimulate new blood flow and speed up recovery time in almost every injury. Lasers have been shown to be safer and more effective than many drugs and surgeries.
Does laser therapy hurt?
No. Cold laser does not give ANY perception. The only sensory perception the patient has is if the laser is used with other modalities like electrical stimulation. What are the differences between lasers and regular red light sources? Although red light does range in the same wavelengths as cold laser, it is just scattered photons of energy that aren’t easily absorbed into the body. Red light therapies like infrared do have some therapeutic value on the surface (like burn healing) but don’t have penetration and downstream tissue effects like parallel, coherent waves from true laser diodes.
Will I receive just laser therapy?
Lasers can either be used as a stand-alone or used in conjunction with other modalities and therapies. Because of our vast scope of therapies and conditions we treat you will receive various treatments based on what your needs and exam findings show. If it is indicated that you only need laser therapy it will be provided by itself.
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