High Power Laser Therapy

What is laser therapy?

Laser therapy is a procedure that uses focused light to stimulate a process called photobiomodulation, or PBM. During PBM, photons enter the tissue and trigger a biological cascade of events that leads to:

  • increased tissue healing
  • decrease in pain
  • reduction in muscle spasm
  • improved microcirculation to injured tissue.
  • reduced recovery time

This treatment is FDA cleared and provides patients a non-invasive, non-pharmacological alternative for pain relief.

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Portable therapy brought to you

One of the unique aspects of high power laser therapy is that despite being a cutting edge technology, the unit is portable.

This allows Dr. DeFries to treat patients at various locations:

  • Homes
  • Businesses
  • Events
  • Job sites
  • Gyms
  • Resident facilities

All that is needed is a private area and an electrical outlet.  Most procedures can be completed using the portable chiropractic table or a chair.

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CONDITIONS TREATED WITH LASER THERAPY


Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Achilles Tendonitis
Groin Pain
Ankle and Foot Complaints
Neck Complaints
Elbow Complaints
Fibromyalgia
Hand & Finger Complaints
Headaches
Hip Complaints
Knee Complaints
Low Back Complaints
Neuropathy
Plantar Fasciitis
Shoulder Complaints
Sinusitis
TMJ
Thigh and Leg Complaints
Mid Back Complaints
Wrist Complaints

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The Treatment

Treatment times range from five to fifteen minutes depending on the condition.
Most laser therapy plans of care will involve 6-12 treatments, with more treatment needed for longer standing, chronic conditions.

Laser therapy is cumulative as each visit builds upon the last. The therapeutic goal is to reduce the cause of the pain and this is achieved by assisting the cells to repair.

Laser therapy can be a stand alone therapy or part of a treatment plan utilizing chiropractic manipulation, soft tissue mobilization and stretching and exercise therapy.

In a typical treatment plan, Laser therapy is performed for three days in a row and then every other day. 

Laser therapy is not intended to be applied frequently over a long course of care. Chronic conditions such as arthritis may call for maintenance visits but typical cases usually see the use of laser end end after a few weeks.

The fees for laser therapy range from $40 to $70 per treatment depending on the units required ( most conditions respond to one unit)
The mobile fee of $30 is in addition to the cost for the laser treatment.  If multiple individuals are treated at the same location on the same appointment, the $30 fee is applied only once.

Payment options are available to assure care can be given properly without causing an economic burden.

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Laser contraindications

Laser therapy should no be applied directly into the eyes,or over: any area with cancer, the thyroid or a gravid uterus, the testicles, area of a pacemaker, directly a fetus or area of hemorrhage. Caution should be exercised to those whom have dark skin and those using photosensitizing medications or skin creams. The laser will not be applied over tattoos.


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