Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is a non-invasive technique used to accelerate your body’s own natural healing process through photo-bio-stimulation to help reduce pain and inflammation. Laser therapy has been adopted as an essential pain management tool by athletic trainers in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, FIFA and Olympic teams. It 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 even surgical treatment. Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is effective in treating chronic conditions, acute conditions, as well as post-surgical pain.
Laser Therapy for Knoxville Patients
At Knoxville Spine and Sports, we have a Class IV therapy laser which provides a deeper depth of tissue penetration and ultimately provides a dose that results in positive reproducible outcomes. A laser with higher wattage results in faster treatment times and provides results unachievable with low wattage lasers. These lasers provide a level of versatility unrivaled by other Class I, II, and IIIb lasers due to their ability to treat both superficial and deep tissue conditions.
Laser therapy allows your body to utilize its own healing powers by inducing a series of healing responses in your body. It decreases inflammation in damaged tissues and floods the tissue with photons, which increases the natural production of ATP in the mitochondria of the cells begin targeted by the laser. The cells use ATP as their energy source to knit back together and heal. This results in increased circulation to the injured area and ultimately pain reduction.
Laser therapy treatments typically last between 5 and 10 minutes depending on the condition being treated. Laser therapy treatments must be administered directly to the skin, as laser light cannot penetrate through layers of clothing. You will feel a soothing warmth that identifies the beginning of an 18-24 hour process of modulated cellular activity. Most patients see results within 3 to 5 short treatments.
Receive The Treatment You Need Today
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is one of the many treatment modalities we use at Knoxville Spine and Sports. After your first time trying the laser, there is an additional charge that is not covered by insurance companies, however, the benefits far outweigh the cost. We also offer packages for multiple treatments, as consistency of care is key for long-term success with the laser. Give us a call soon to discover how deep tissue laser therapy can benefit you!