Cold Laser Therapy Enhanced Portocols
Cold Laser Therapy, also known as Low Level Laser Therapy, is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is known to accelerate the healing process of a variety of clinical conditions. By definition, this type of therapy uses radiation intensities that induce minimal temperature elevation (not more than 0.1 to 0.5 degrees celsius), if any. Low-energy lasers have been promoted as an effective way to produce pain relief.
Cold Laser Therapy is widely used for the treatment of:
- Acute and chronic pain
- Ligament sprains
- Muscle strain
- Soft tissue injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Back pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Wound healing
- Knee Pain
Pricing Brochure Wording
Laser therapy is a medical treatment 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. We have successfully treated:
- ● Acute and Chronic Back Pain
- ● Hair Loss/Hair Restoration
- ● Facial Skin Tightening
- ● Erectile Dysfunction
- ● Muscle and Joint Pain
- ● Arthritis
Cold lasers are handheld devices used by the doctor and are typically the size of a flashlight. The laser is placed directly over the injured area for 30 seconds to several minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the dose provided by the cold laser unit.
Cold laser therapy is one option among a variety of treatment approaches that can potentially alleviate pain symptoms without the use of surgery or drugs.
Regenerative Medicine Providers can take several therapy options to ENHANCE the deliver and success of your pain treatment process.
Interferential Current Therapy
Interferential Current Therapy is an effective therapy method used to relieve pain and accelerate the self-healing process. It is essentially a deeper form of electrical stimulation. To perform this method of treatment, electrodes are placed on the skin around the injured body part. An Interferential Current device is then used, which transmits electrical impulses in minute quantities throughout your skin. Underlying tissue and nerves become stimulated which begins the healing properties. These impulses are not painful, and can be described as a minor prickle on the skin.
Interferential Current Therapy is used to treat:
Circulatory and muscle disorders
- Stiff joints
- Joint injuries
- Muscle spasms
Advantages of Interferential Current Therapy include:
- Reducing or eliminating pain in a safe manner
- Noticeable decrease in swelling and inflammation
- Restoring lost movement and improving range-of-motion
- Stimulating the natural hormones which can help the body heal faster
Additionally, Interferential Current Therapy also assists in blood circulation and rushes recovery by stimulating endorphins.
Microcurrent therapy is a form of treatment used for patients with soft tissue injuries and chronic pain. Similar to electrical stimulation therapy, electrodes are placed on the skin over the affected tissue. Unlike electrical muscle stimulation, the microcurrents are very small, so you do not feel anything while the treatment is in progress.
Our bodies have a natural electrical current that helps cells to communicate. When there is injury or disease, the electrical currents are disrupted. Without these currents, the cells cannot function properly. When cells are not functioning and communicating properly, it slows down the healing process.
Microcurrent therapy restores the electromagnetic field within your body so that the cells are back up to normal function. This speeds up healing. Microcurrent therapy has been shown to decrease pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms. It may also help with range of motion.
Microcurrent therapy is commonly used for back and neck pain, but it is great for many physical conditions, both chronic and acute. Treatment is usually several sessions long, and it is often used in conjunction with another form of chiropractic therapy. If you are interested in learning more about microcurrent therapy, contact us today.
Ice Pack Cryotherapy
Ice pack cryotherapy consists of applying cold compresses to the skin, both to reduce its temperature and constrict blood vessels in the area. Applied to fresh injuries, it can help reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation.
You are likely already familiar with the use of ice to bring down swelling after spraining an ankle or knocking your shin. But did you know that ice pack cryotherapy can be beneficial well after you suffer your initial injury?
Treatment and Benefits
Ice pack cryotherapy is an an excellent way to help with muscle spasms, and is known to help numb painful areas while providing a cooling relief to the affected soft tissues. Commonly used in sports medicine, its power to ease pain and decrease inflammation can be helpful to those in rehabilitation programs for injuries or who have chronic pain.
Deep Tissue Massage
While many massage techniques induce relaxation with soothing and gentle kneading, deep tissue massage involves more intense muscle manipulation. Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. Additionally, this type of massage reduces stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.
Unlike most traditional massage that promotes whole-body relaxation, deep tissue massage is often used to target specific trouble spots after an accident or injury has left you stiff and sore, as in instances of whiplash or falls.
Deep tissue massage is used to treat a variety of physical ailments such as:
- Chronic pain
- Injured muscles
- Limited mobility
- Postural problems
A Typical Deep Tissue Massage
Before a deep tissue massage, a trained and certified massage therapist will discuss the client’s accident, injury or complaints of generalized stiffness, gaining an understanding of how the pain or injury is impacting the client’s daily life and what he or she is hoping to gain from the massage therapy. The massage itself will be customized to the specific needs of the client, focusing on the stiff, sore and achy areas that are of the most concern.
Deep tissue massage works by breaking down muscle adhesions that can build up after an accident or a chronic illness. By applying intense, controlled pressure and friction to an afflicted area across the grain of the muscle, deep tissue massage relaxes rigid tissue and relieves the pain associated with stiff muscles, ligaments and tendons.
Deep tissue massage may cause some discomfort, and therapists encourage their clients to keep them informed about their comfort level and pain tolerance during deep tissue therapy.
Therapists may encourage their clients to apply ice to tender spots following a deep tissue massage. Some soreness the day after a deep tissue massage can be expected, though the discomfort should pass in a day.
Whole Body Cryotherapy
Ever heard of athletes taking ice baths? There is now a new treatment called Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) that works similar to ice baths, but without the messy water and ice. WBC is a treatment that is becoming more and more popular among athletes, patients with chronic pain, and patients who just want to feel great. Able to improve a variety of conditions, WBC is a natural alternative to medications. Even sports stars like LeBron James utilize it!
What is Whole Body Cryotherapy?
WBC involves rapid cooling of a patient’s skin surface temperature. Patients step into a cryotherapy chamber that uses nitrogen to cool the air. Temperatures can reach below 250 degrees Fahrenheit. While this may sound unbearable, patients only stay in the chamber for a maximum time of three minutes. The skin temperature drops by thirty to fifty degrees within this time.
Because of the extreme temperature drop, your body reacts to protect you. It goes into survival mode, and draws your blood inward to preserve your core. There, the blood picks up nutrients and when the blood returns to the rest of your body, the nutrients are dispersed. This reaction also triggers the regulatory system, anti-inflammatories within the body, and endorphin’s.
What are the Benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy?
WBC can help relieve symptoms of many ailments, including both physical and mental conditions. Some of the conditions that may benefit from WBC include chronic pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia, and degenerated spinal discs. It can even relieve depression, boost immune system response, and reduce chronic fatigue syndrome. In addition to medical benefits, WBC works great for fitness. Some fitness-related benefits include faster recovery from muscle soreness, increased energy, decreased recovery time from injury, and improved joint function.
What is it like to experience Whole Body Cryotherapy?
Patients will first strip down to their underwear and socks. They will also wear slippers, gloves, a mask, and earmuffs. Patients will wear a robe until they enter the cryotherapy chamber. The chamber will cool down the air to around 250 degrees Fahrenheit and you will remain in the chamber for two to three minutes. When the session is over, your body will begin to warm back up instantly as your blood moves back to your extremities. Many patients say they experience a warm and tingly sensation. Increased energy levels are commonly experienced within a few minutes.
Therapeutic ultrasound is utilized for injuries related to most soft tissues, joints and muscle spasms. While it shares the same name, this ultrasound is not the same as that used diagnostically to screen the body internally.
What is Therapeutic Ultrasound?
Ultrasound emits small sound waves at an extremely high frequency that is out of the range of human hearing. When applied to problem areas in soft tissues and joints, it produces heat that helps reduce inflammation and increase blood flow, in addition to decreasing pain, stiffness, and spasms. Therapeutic ultrasound is also believed to have a positive effect on the healing process.
How Does Therapeutic Ultrasound Work?
While its effects and goals are different from ultrasound screening technologies, ultrasound therapy is implemented in much the same way. The process may be familiar if you’ve ever had an ultrasound screening in the past.
An ultrasound emitting ‘wand’ will be passed over your skin across the pain point or injury. We will apply ultrasound gel to your skin to reduce friction and allow for better transmission of the ultrasound waves. Despite the deep-tissue heat applied during the therapy, you typically will feel little or no heat at all.
Many providers have a weekly protocol including but not limited to :
Chiropractic Massage Therapy?
When chiropractic care is used in conjunction with massage therapy, both treatments work together to create a harmonious effect, resulting in a much faster recovery time for the patient. When the body becomes more relaxed through massage, it allows the doctor of chiropractic to smoothly realign various parts of it.
Chiropractic massage has been proven to assist in mending of a large number of conditions including:
- Back pain
- Postoperative care
- Sleep disorders
- High blood pressure
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Disc issues
- Pinched nerves
- Joint pain
Chiropractic care is an excellent method for improving overall health and musculoskeletal efficiency, while massage has a number of beneficial effects on the body and the mind. Chiropractic massage additionally benefits patients with muscle spasms, as well as soft tissue injuries.