High Power Laser Therapy
We have used laser therapy for the treatment of everything from spinal cord injury, neuropathy, and medical failures to toe nail fungus and stubborn antibiotic resistant bacterial infection. Injuries that result from sports, auto, or other accidents, accompany disease such as diabetes, or are side effects of other life saving treatments are treated effectively with laser therapy. Some of the more common conditions treated include pain management, inflammation, arthritis, sprains, strains, fractures, headaches, neck, back, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, and foot pain, burns, surgical incisions, and injuries you wouldn’t imagine normally such as spider bites. Laser treatment is sometimes used with other modalities such as decompression traction for disc problems.
How Lasers Work
More than half (up to 90% with lower wavelengths) of the laser energy is absorbed by the skin and subcutaneous tissue. Successful clinical outcomes for deeper conditions require treatment from lasers that have a higher wavelength and output. If the manufacturer did not engineer the therapeutic laser for continuous energy output from the beginning, then the laser is probably a surgical laser (designed to cut) converted to a therapeutic laser by pulsing energy output to avoid burning you. Pulsed lasers interrupt energy delivery reducing total dosage of energy when compared to continuous lasers given the same treatment duration.
Laser Treatments: Safe and Effective
Our FDA-cleared Avicenna high power laser was designed to be a continuous therapeutic laser. The wavelength is 980 nm and has a maximum output of 12,000 mW providing the greatest depth of penetration and maximum dosage of any other laser in the market today. Treatment times are typically only 15 minutes. Treatments are safe and typically soothing and restful.
If you or a loved one is in pain, give Light and Life Chiropractic Center a call at (813) 409-3888 for a no obligation consultation.
Laser Treatment Applications
- Pain Management
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Wrist and Elbow Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Hip Pain
- Knee, Ankle, and Foot Pain
- Surgical Incisions
- Spider Bites
- In Conjunction with Spinal Decompression Therapy for Disc Problems