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Laser Therapy

laser therapy

For over 40 years Low Level Lasers have been researched and proven effective at reducing pain, inflammation and edema, promoting the healing of wounds, deeper tissues and nerves, and preventing cell death and tissue damage. Since 1967, over 100 phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials (RCT’s) have been published and supported by over 1000 laboratory studies,

with positive outcomes on pathologies as diverse as osteoarthritis, tendonopathies, wounds, back pain, neck pain, muscle fatigue, peripheral nerve injuries, traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer’s, and stroke.

In 2002, U.S. laser manufacturer Erchonia received the first FDA market clearance (PL5 laser) for low level laser treatment of Neck and Shoulder pain. In 2014, FDA clearance was received for Plantar Fasciitis/heel pain (FX 635). Presently over 2000 published studies on LLLT have revealed zero negative side effects. Visit www.Erchonia.com for in-depth research.

Conditions and Symptoms That Respond to Low Level Laser Therapy:

  • Plantar Fasciitis Heel Pain
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Disc pain and Sciatica
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Scars and Scar Tissue
  • Sports Injuries
  • Wound Healing
  • Achilles Tendonitits
  • Acute and Chronic Pain

“How does low level laser work?”

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) reduces pain and inflammation, while stimulating tissues to heal faster. Human cells produce a chemical known as ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate) to power the body. It’s like gasoline for a car. LLLT stimulates the cell’s mitochondria (nicknamed the “powerhouse” because it produces ATP) to step up production of ATP. With more ATP available, tissues heal faster and relief comes quicker. Usually, you will notice health benefits in addition to what you are being treated for. Because ATP and other chemicals being produced are “systemic”, they circulate throughout the body. Experimental mice with both paws burned had fastest healing on the lasered paw, but their untreated paws also healed faster than the paws of the non-lasered control mice.

Number of Treatments needed: 1-3 treatments are usually necessary to initiate the healing process. Some conditions like chronic plantar fasciitis heel pain and chronic low back pain may need 4-6 treatments for best outcome. In most cases, relief will be noticed after the first treatment. Maximum treatment frequency would be 1x per day per area, minimum would be 1x per week to see results. Multiple areas of complaint may be treated on the same day. The treatment cycle is usually 2-3 times per week for 2-3 weeks.

Call Zuker Chiropractic for your laser treatment today!

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
9:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
9:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
9:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
9:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Friday
Closed


Saturday
Closed

Zuker Chiropractic
1915 West Grand River Avenue
Okemos, MI 48864
(517) 347-3013

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