Offered in conjunction with chiropractic care, our team of licensed massage therapists work together with our doctors to target specific areas to aid in the speed of recovery. Therapies are geared toward assisting your body in the healing process and relieving a variety of problems deep within the muscle tissue.
The Monterey Chiropractic Group is excited to use this new breakthrough science for quick pain relief and healing.
Laser therapy has been successfully used around the world for over 25 years, with no reported long-term or irreversible side effects. According to published Medical Reports, many acute and chronic conditions may be improved or eliminated with laser use including:
Why Laser Therapy?
Around the world, laser therapy is rapidly becoming the choice for patients seeking painless, non-invasive, and drug-free treatments for a wide variety of injuries, pain syndromes, neurological conditions, and pathologies. It can heal wounds and fractures up to 60% faster and reduce the cost of treatment for many conditions. In the UK it has become the treatment of choice for whiplash injuries and shingles.
What is Laser Therapy?
Low-level lasers send accurately measured, non-thermal photons of light to the appropriate treatment sight. These light waves supply energy to the body as they penetrate up to 4 inches of the skin's layers, optimizing the immune responses of the blood. This has anti-inflammatory and immunostimulate effects, supplying vital oxygen and energy to every cell. This enables the cells to heal and repair themselves at a greatly accelerated rate.
How Does Laser Light Heal?
Healing with the use of light is not new. Light therapy was reported to be effective for many conditions by Hippocrates. With the development of the laser and its special properties, using light as a treatment has gained more popularity. This is because we can now use specific wavelengths of light and give accurately measured doses of energy directly to the appropriate treatment site, which was not passable with other light sources.
Is Laser Therapy Safe?
Low Level Therapy is very safe. It is FDA approved and has been used for over 20 years internationally. Extensive documentation and studies have shown it to be effective and safe. The doctor will thoroughly examine your records, evaluate your condition, and design a treatment program if laser therapy is appropriate for you.
Is Laser Therapy Painful?
For most people, laser therapy is quite passive. Three to five percent have reported a slight tingling or tapping in a nerve or on a nerve pathway. Some feel a slight sensation of warmth. The most noticeable is of the probe head of the laser as it comes in contact with the skin. The majority of patients, however, feel nothing during the treatment.
What Results Can I Expect From A Laser Treatment?
A treatment can take from 2 to 30 minutes. Many factors, such as severity and depth of the condition, will determine the duration of a treatment and the number of visits needed to provide the maximum amount of relief. Following a laser therapy session, approximately 75-80% of patients notice an immediate improvement in their condition. Some patients, however, need 3-4 sessions before noticing an improvement in their condition. It is important to follow our recommended course of treatment.
Will Laser Treatments Provide Me With Long Lasting Results?
Laser therapy sessions speed up the healing process in the cells that can help create a stronger and longer lasting effect. We're committed to providing you with the best care possible. The more you adhere to your treatment plan, the better and more long lasting the results will be. Many patients' conditions are permanently resolved after completing their treatment plans.
Ask us if Cold Laser Therapy is right for you!