Living with chronic pain, severe injury, or degenerative disease is debilitating for our patients, as well as their family and close friends. When a patient suffers from daily extreme pain or injury, it can cause them to be forced to give up work, hobbies, travel, and other activities they enjoy in hopes of staying home to better manage their pain. For many years, the only solutions were to tough out the pain and discomfort, get surgery if applicable, or take prescribed medications with possible long lasting side effects. Within the last forty years, Class IV laser therapy was invented, after thorough research and many clinical trials. Patients with all different kinds of conditions can now enjoy the benefits of healing through laser therapy with chiropractic treatment in Sandy Springs.
What is Laser Therapy?
Class IV laser therapy is a photo bio-chemical process that utilizes a state of the art device with the goal of initiating healing on a cellular level. The device works by using light energy delivered from a high powered laser that targets damaged tissue and interacts with it to stimulate the healing process. Class IV laser therapy is able to speed up healing because it amplifies the body’s natural processes, which allows the body’s release of endorphins and collagen, as well as the ability to take in oxygen and nutrients while passing out toxins and waste.
Benefits of Laser Therapy with Chiropractic Treatment
Laser therapy with chiropractic treatment in Sandy Springs has been shown to do the following:
- Relieve Pain
- Reduce Swelling & Inflammation
- Accelerate Soft Tissue Repair
- Enhance Nerve Regeneration & Function
- Increase Cell Metabolism
- Increase Enzymatic Response
- Increase Lymphatic Flow
- Increase Tissue Regeneration
- Creation of New Blood Vessels
Conditions Treated with Laser Therapy
Dr. Melissa Arnold has patients with chronic conditions, acute conditions, auto injuries, sports injuries, and work related injuries that she treats using laser therapy with chiropractic treatment in Sandy Springs. This combination helps patients with:
- back pain
- neck pain
- joint pain
- soft tissue damage
- degenerative discs
- skin conditions
- inflammatory conditions
- strains & sprains
Patients use Class IV laser therapy for all different kinds of conditions because it helps control pain and swelling, while also improving circulation and healing time to avoid prescription drugs or surgery.
Treatment Time with Laser Therapy
There are different forms of laser therapy, most often referred to as “cold laser therapy.” At Total Wellness Solutions, Dr. Melissa uses Class IV laser therapy, which is much more effective than any other laser therapy found on the market. Laser therapy with chiropractic treatment in Sandy Springs will have patients feeling better faster than other Class 2 or Class 3 lasers because of the deep penetrating power of the Class IV laser device. Many patients have found a great deal of relief in as little as one treatment.
Dr. Melissa loves to see her patient’s feeling better after one treatment of laser therapy with chiropractic treatment in Sandy Springs. Some cases will take longer than one treatment to feel relief, especially if they are chronic. More chronic conditions can require 10 – 15 total sessions to get relief. These sessions usually respond best when treated multiple times per week. Patients with acute conditions can require 2 – 6 total sessions treated as often as daily, especially if the patient is having significant pain.
Laser therapy will typically take 10 minutes to complete, depending on how big the area is. The therapy is performed by the doctor or the doctor’s assistant. Each treatment plan is unique to the patient based on their condition. Most patients feel little to no sensation during their treatment. If a patient has areas of high pain and inflammation, there’s a chance they could feel a mild warmth or tingling. There’s also virtually no reports of associated risks or side effects, which is why Dr. Melissa highly recommends laser therapy with chiropractic treatment in Sandy Springs.
Laser Therapy in Conjunction with Chiropractic
Studies have shown that laser therapy is more effective when used in combination with chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the nervous system and general health. Doctors of chiropractic use manual treatments such as spinal adjustments and other soft tissue manipulation to ensure an effective, speedy recovery. Chiropractic adjustments help restore proper function in the joints, reduce pain, and increase movement. Combining laser therapy with chiropractic treatment in Sandy Springs is the way to go for the most successful outcomes.
Laser Therapy at Total Wellness Solutions
Dr. Melissa Arnold will do a full initial examination and treatment at the patient’s first session. The initial examination will consist of muscle testing and a report of findings. The patient will receive a full spinal alignment at their first session, utilizing the Zone technique. The Class IV laser device may be used at the first session, depending on the patient’s unique condition and treatment plan. Dr. Melissa Arnold will explain the details to the patient in full at the first session.
Book Your Appointment With Us
If you’re looking for laser therapy with chiropractic treatment in Sandy Springs, you’ve come to the right place. Book your initial consultation and treatment with Dr. Melissa Arnold at Total Wellness Solutions today. Call us at (770) 936-9707 or request an appointment online.