Dr. David DeFries

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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.

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 a portable chiropractic table or a chair.


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

The Treatment

Treatment frequency and time depend on the condition

  • Most laser therapy plans of care will involve 5-12 treatments, with more treatment needed for chronic conditions. and fewer for acute complaints.
  • Laser therapy is cumulative as each visit builds upon the last. Patients typically report significant improvement after just two weeks.
  • 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.
  • Patient can continue to see other providers or therapist while being treated with laser therapy.
  • Initially moderate to severe or chronic conditions call for laser therapy to be performed for three days in a row and then every other day. Acute or mild complaints may only require one to three treatments.
  • The fees for laser therapy range from $80 to $100 per treatment depending on the units required ( most conditions respond to one unit) and allowances are made for multi-visit packages.
  • Payment options are available to assure care can be given properly without causing an economic burden.

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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