Laser Therapy

k-laser-300Laser therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects. These therapeutic effects include:
  • Improved healing time

  • Decreased pain

  • Increased circulation

  • Decreased swelling

    Laser Therapy was widely used in Europe as far back as the 1970‘s. Laser therapy is now being used extensively in the United States after receiving FDA clearance in 2002.

Many studies show that laser therapy can help treat a variety of conditions including:

  1. Shoulder, Back and Knee Pain

  2. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  3. Tennis Elbow

  4. Ligament Sprains

  5. Muscle Strains

  6. Repetitive Stress Injuries

  7. Fibromyalgia

  8. Trigeminal Neuralgia

  9. Myofascial Trigger Points

  10. Sports, Auto and Work Related Injuries

  11. Plantar Fasciitis

  12. Neuropathy

Class IV Laser Therapy provides dramatic results, is non-addictive and virtually free of side effects.

Laser Therapy FAQs:

  1. Do laser treatments hurt?

    Areas of pain and inflammation may be sensitive briefly prior to the reduction of pain. Typically, there is a mild, soothing feeling of warmth or tingling to little or no sensation during treatment.

  1. What are the side effects?

    Very few side effects have ever been reported in the years of use by healthcare providers worldwide.

  1. How long does each treatment take?

    Treatments vary depending on size and location of area being treated. Typically, anywhere from 6 to 12 minutes.

  1. How many treatments do I need?

    The number of treatments depend on the condition being treated. Acute conditions will require fewer treatments, whereas chronic conditions will require more. Your specific treatment plan can be discussed in detail with Dr. Mennetti.

  1. How long before I feel results?

    Even though you may not feel improvement, it does not mean that nothing is happening. Each treatment is cumulative and results are most often felt after 3-4 sessions. However, some have reported feeling an improvement in their condition after the first treatment (usually the reduction of pain).

  1. Can it be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment?

    Yes, laser therapy is often used with other forms of therapy, including physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy and following surgery. These other forms of therapy are complementary and can be used in conjunction with laser therapy to increase treatment effectiveness.

For more details, our office welcomes questions, so feel free to call 843-871-7003.