What is Deep Tissue Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is a medical treatment that uses focused light to stimulate a process called photobiomodulation, or PBM. During PBM, photons enter the tissue and interact with the cytochrome c complex within mitochondria. This interaction triggers a biological cascade of events that leads to an increase in cellular metabolism, decrease in pain, reduction in muscle spasm, and improved microcirculation to injured tissue. This treatment is FDA cleared and provides patients a non-invasive, non-pharmacological alternative for pain relief.
How Does Deep Tissue Laser Therapy work?
Laser therapy works by stimulating a process called photobiomodulation (PBM) in which photons enter the tissue and interact with the Cytochrome C complex within mitochondria. To receive the best therapeutic outcomes from laser therapy, a sufficient amount of light must reach the target tissue. Factors that maximize reaching target tissue include:
• Light Wavelength
• Reducing Reflections
• Minimizing Unwanted Absorption
Why Pursue Deep Tissue Laser Therapy?
Rapid Cell Growth
Laser light accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.
Faster Wound Healing
Laser light stimulates fibroblast development and accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue
Increased Metabolic Activity
Higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells and thus greater production of the basic food source for cells, Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP).
Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
Laser light reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from: cuts, scratches, burns or post-surgery.
Laser light reduces swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to give enhanced joint mobility.
DIncreased Vascular Activity
Laser light induces temporary vasodilation increasing blood flow to damaged areas.
Stimulated Nerve Function
slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in “dead” limbs or numb areas. Laser light speeds the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas back to life.
Deep tissue laser therapy is a noninvasive, nonsurgical solution for healing injuries. Using a new technology consisting of a laser, the chiropractor can help you to relieve pain. The technology is based on a process called photobiostimulation, which emits deep light that penetrates into the injured area. The laser reduces the inflammation that worsens the pain. Additionally, the light energy enhances circulation. When an injured area has additional blood flow, it reduces the amount of time the injury takes to heal because of the increase in nutrients and oxygen received to the area.
Cause and Remedy
The laser targets the tissue deeper within the body because of its power, which makes the treatment effective for a number of conditions. For instance, those who have plantar fasciitis, a condition that occurs when the plantar fascia becomes inflamed, may find relief. Patients with neuropathy caused conditions such as diabetes can benefit from deep tissue laser therapy as well. Those with hip, back, shoulder, knee, foot, ankle or neck pain may potentially find relief from their pain and suffering. It’s even useful to those who have back pain due to a spinal condition. People who have tennis or golfer’s elbow tend to find they have less pain and recover faster after they undergo deep tissue laser therapy from our chiropractor. Deep laser therapy is beneficial to those who have whiplash as well. We also have patients who utilize deep tissue laser therapy for musculoskeletal pain, soft tissue injuries, sports injuries, strains and sprains. Carpal tunnel syndrome, Bell’s palsy and arthritis patients may find relief from this therapy also. Surprisingly enough, the therapy benefits those who suffer from migraine headaches.
Laser visits are sold in packages, and it comes to about $40/visit. Many conditions require about 10 visits.
Visits usually take less than 15 minutes.
The warm soothing light creates a soothing warmth that heels tissue
Laser therapy is safe and effective. A qualified professional will assess your condition before treatment to ensure that it is safe.
Many conditions will resolve in about 10 visits.
Pacemakers, systemic diseases (i.e. cancer), and over the thyroid area are reasons we do not do laser. For other concerns, talk to Dr. Roscioli
Studies have indicated that following through with a 6-10 session regimen is optimal for best results.
- 6 Treatments $299
- 10 Treatments $399
- 20 Treatments $699
**If you are a new patient to our office, Dr. Roscioli welcomes you to discuss whether laser therapy is right for
you. He will perform an initial examination; your health insurance may have Chiropractic coverage and
could help cover the cost of the exam.
Insurance does not cover the cost of laser visits but your flexible spending or health savings accounts
will. The office staff will furnish you with a statement of services that will serve as your receipt
Spine | Neck | Shoulder | Knee | Foot | Hand | TMJ |
Nerve: Neuropathy @ hands/feet
Spine: Sciatica, Disc disease (bulges, herniations, injuries) Spinal stenosis, Arthritis
General: Soft tissue injuries, Anti-inflammation/swelling,
Foot: Plantar Fasciitis | Neuropathy | Achilles tendinitis
Muscle strains and tears Knee PainJoint and muscle pain – Shoulder and Rotator CuffPre and post surgical treatment Elbow PainArthritis and degenerative joint conditions Low Back Pain