Medical Laser Therapy

By: The JOI Spine Center Team

What is Medical Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy is a medical treatment that uses focused light to stimulate a process called photobiomodulation (PBM). During PBM, Photons enter the tissue and interact with the cytochrome c complex within mitochondria. This interaction triggers a biological cascade of events that leads to an increase in cellular metabolism and a decrease in both pain and inflammation. This treatment is FDA cleared and enables patients to have an alternative to drug and surgery for pain relief. 

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Benefits of Medical Laser Therapy

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy accelerates your body’s own natural healing process through photobio-stimulation. Laser therapy provides concrete benefits to your patients and your practice. Laser therapy is effective in treating chronic conditions, acute conditions and post surgical pain. 

Clinical Benefits

  • Effective for difficult conditions.
  • Alternative to surgery.
  • Fast treatment times.
  • Easy, non-invasive treatment.
  • Scientifically proven treatment.

Practice Benefits 

  • Influence™ intelligent delivery software provides the right dose every time.
  • Provides a treatment modality that will help attract more referrals.
  • Provide an alternative or supplement to prescription drugs and surgery.
  • LiteCure is the brand of laser preferred by professional athletic trainers.

The Basics of Laser Therapy

Effective laser therapy administration is a direct function of power of the laser light and dose delivered. Administering the optimal treatment dose to patients produces consistent positive outcomes. Class IV therapy lasers provide a deeper depth of tissue penetration and ultimately provide a dose that results in positive reproducible outcomes. Higher wattage also 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 III lasers due to their ability to treat both superficial and deep tissue conditions.

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.

Safety and Efficacy

LiteCure Medical lasers are cleared by the FDA and adhere to strict ISO standards in order to provide you with the safest non-invasive treatment option on the market. Laser therapy provides you with a safe and effective alternative to drugs and surgery. 

Most patients see results within 3 to 5 short treatments. LiteCure Medical lasers work by flooding the tissue with photons, which energizes cells resulting in increased circulation to the injured area and ultimately pain reduction. 

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.

What Conditions Can Laser Therapy Help With?

Laser therapy with a Class IV laser can certainly help with many orthopedic conditions.  It certainly helps with any condition which end with "ITIS".  That would be tendonitis, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow, golfer's elbow or little leaguers elbow.  It also helps with acute or chronic strains or sprains in your body.  Any orthopedic condition which is painful or with inflammation or swelling.  

If you have additional questions of want to schedule an appointment for Medical Laser Therapy treatment, call 904-858-7045 (San Marco Rehab), 904-288-9491 (South Rehab), or 904-389-8570 (Westside Rehab), or click the link below.

JOI doctors now offer ASAP Fracture care for patients who would like to avoid the ER. Make an appointment by calling (904)JOI-2000.


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