A CERTIFIED and LICENSED FACILITY Medical Technology has greatly improved over the years. We live in a day and age where surgery is becoming less prevalent than before because of new state of the art technology that allows practicing Physician's more choices than surgery or medicine. One of the leading choices in today's world for both acute and chronic pain sufferers is the Medical Laser Technology. Medical Lasers have been around for a long time and were first brought to the market in Europe and other countries. They are used for cancer removal and surgery, hair and tattoo removal as well as skin and acne treatment. But one of the newest leading authorities to removing "chronic and acute neuromuscular pain" is laser therapy. Laser therapy is being performed and used by many different MD's and DC's and DO's who are finding that it truly works for their patients. The more stronger units are more expensive and can actually soothe and treat the soft tissues up to 7cm's or more deep where as weaker Class 3 lasers simply go at best a half a cm. This doesn't mean that they are not therapeutic, they are, it just takes much longer to push the energy into the skin to cause the metabolic changes that happen at the cellular level. This stuff actually works! We have invested in only the top quality machines to perform this safe yet effective technique along with certifying our clinic and team of Physicians. The important thing is that it is safe, does not hurt and within a few short treatment, you will feel a difference and that your pain most definitely decreases.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Laser therapy is a non-invasive technique to help reduce pain and inflammation. Laser therapy can be safely used as an adjunct or replacement for pharmaceutical drugs. This pain relief treatment is FDA cleared and enables patients to have an alternative to drugs and surgery.
Laser therapy treatments last between 5 and 10 minutes depending on the condition being treated. Laser therapy treatments must be administered directly to skin, as laser light cannot penetrate through layers of clothing. You will feel a soothing warmth as the therapy is administered. Laser therapy allows your body to utilize its own healing powers by inducing a series of healing responses in your body. During treatment you will feel a soothing warmth that identifies the beginning of an 18-24 hour process of modulated cellular activity leading to decreased pain and inflammation. Once this begins, your body can begin to heal the way it is suppose to.
Depending on the condition being treated your therapy may be administer through either a contact or non-contact hand piece. The contact hand piece is designed to allow the practitioner to physically manipulate the tissue while administering the treatment, resulting in a laser-massage treatment. This allows for light to penetrate deeper into tissues than the non-contact hand piece due to it?s ability to displace tissue through a laser-massage technique.
Patients generally see results after 3 to 5 treatments but with chronic conditions, it will take a longer treatment span to enable or break the neurological cycle that inhibits a pain free state of health and well being. Lite Cure Medical lasers work by flooding the tissue with photons, which energizes cells resulting in increased circulation to the injured or chronic pain area and ultimately create pain reduction. Over time, when consistently used properly, you will see the long lasting effects that it may attract.
Your doctor will develop a treatment plan that is optimal for your condition. Depending on what you may have or be experiencing for pain, your Doctor will know what treatment is best suited for your needs and how many treatment it may take for you to experience the benefits so many across the country are feeling. Treatment ranges from 5 treatments up to 30. We have not had anyone go over 30 sessions.
SAFETY AND EFFICACY
In this office, we use only the safest, most effective and authorized Medical devices and for that purpose, we have chosen the LiteCure Medical Laser Technology as our Class IV Medical Lite-Laser. Lite Cure Medical lasers are cleared by the FDA and adhere to strict ISO standards in order to provide you with the safest and most effective non-invasive treatment option on the market today. Our Class IV Medical Lasers will provide you with a safe and effective alternative to drugs and surgery. These units are much more powerful than the Class IIIb lasers and are utilized in our clinic for deeper penetration for things such as lumbar disc injuries, bulges, deep rotator cuff tears or injuries, meniscus injury to the knees, sciatica, basically anything that is much deeper than 1-2cm's where the Class IIIb cannot touch, these machines will do it. We have 3 brand new Medical Laser-Lite systems for our growing demand in our center that you don't have to wait.
We have also utilized one of the top Class IIIb lasers on the market today called the VECTRA GENISYS Laser system that we have been getting great results with too with our extremity, wrist and shoulder patients. We have 3 brand new systems that we have made available for our busy practice.
When it comes to Spine and Joint Institute of Racine Wisconsin, you can be rest assured that we will only utilize the most advanced and proven technology money can by.
We are a State Certified Facility for safe Laser Therapy treatment and are a Certified Facility for Medical Laser LiteCure Therapy.
CONDITIONS TREATED WITH? MEDICAL LASER-LIGHT THERAPY, *(MLLT)
Cold Laser Therapy may be used effectively for many conditions
NEUROLOGICAL INJURIES or DISORDERS
- Prolapsed Discs
- Herniated or Ruptured Discs
- Diabetic Neuropathies
- Numbness and Tingling
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Crush Injuries
- Myofascial Pain
- Chronic/Acute Neck Pain
- Chronic/Acute Mid-back Pain
- Chronic/Acute Lower Back Pain
JOINT INJURIES or DISORDERS
- Knee Pain
- Elbow, Wrist and Hand Pain
- Shoulder and Rotator Cuff
- Ankle and Foot Pain
- Ligament Injuries
- Hip and Back Joints
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS
- Tendon Ruptures
MUSCLE INJURIES or DISORDERS
- Muscle Ruptures
- Muscle Contractures such as Frozen Shoulder
Medical Laser Light Therapy has been used to successfully treat many conditions including acute and chronic pain reduction, repetitive stress disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome and rotator cuff syndrome, soft tissue strains and sprains, inflammation reduction, enhanced wound healing, and cellular regeneration. A synonym for the MLLT device is also called Cold Lasers or Low Level Laser Therapy.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
There are over 1500 published studies on Medical Laser Light Therapy or Cold Laser Therapy. No negative side effects have been reported during therapy with standard laser light therapy and particularly with the LiteCure Medical Lasers that are utilized in this office. ?It is standard policy with Spine and Joint Institute to make sure all our Physicians and Technicians are Board Certified and properly trained with each and every device used in our clinic. The Medical Laser Light Therapy or MLLT is no different and we have been trained and certified to perform the operating functions for this device and all others.
Medical Laser Light Therapy or Cold Therapy Lasers are safe, non-toxic, and noninvasive.
Treatments can vary in length from seconds to minutes, depending on the condition. Research studies show there may be a dose-dependent response. Therefore, it may be more effective to treat at lower doses for multiple sessions than to treat a single time with a high dose therefore be patient with your care and allow your body to properly heal itself with the help of our Medical Lasers.