Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy Specialist
The healthcare professionals at Got Your Back Total Health help patients with several types of pain. The facility offers laser therapy for residents in many communities within close proximity to both Spring Valley, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Laser Therapy Q & A

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What Is Laser Therapy?

Lasers are widely used in cosmetic medicine to rejuvenate the skin, but their medical uses extend far beyond aesthetic procedures. Chiropractors are able to use lasers to help relieve pain. Laser therapy uses a light-emitting device to stimulate different areas of the body so that they naturally heal themselves. Laser therapy is sometimes combined with other types of pain treatment, such as electric stimulation, to provide a multidimensional pain treatment plan. Deep Tissue Laser Therapy has been researched for over 30 years and provides superior depth penetration and results.

What Types of Pain Can Laser Therapy Help?

Laser therapy is able to alleviate many kinds of pain, and it can be used on many parts of the body. It can help alleviate neck and back pain, arthritis-induced pain, shoulder pain, and other joint and muscle pain. It can be used on many different joints and muscles.

What Are the Benefits of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy?

Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy has a host of benefits which include:

  • Anti-Inflammation: Laser therapy has an anti-inflammatory effect because of its vasodilation and it triggers the lymphatic drainage system.
  • Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth: Photons of light access deep tissue layers and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth because it increases the energy available to the cell, allowing it to take in nutrients and get rid of waste quicker.
  • Improved Vascular Activity: Laser light dramatically increases the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue which speeds healing, closes wounds faster, and lessens scar tissue.
  • Increased Metabolic Activity: Treatment creates an increased output of certain enzymes, increasing oxygen and food particles for blood cells.
  • Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points: Treatments activate muscle triggers and acupuncture points without being invasive to provide pain relief.
  • Improved Nerve Function: Laser light speeds the process of axonal regeneration, nerve cell reconnection, and more to help with numbness and impaired limb function.
  • Faster Wound Healing: Treatment stimulates fibroblast development. Fibroblasts are the building blocks of collagen, predominant in healing wounds. Collagen is the key protein needed to replace old tissue and to repair tissue injury.

Got Your Back Total Health is one of the only chiropractic facilities in the area to offer Deep Tissue Cold Laser Therapy. Laser Therapy allows us to provide our patients with a diverse portfolio of options when determining the best way to approach an injury challenge. This unique therapy can be used as: an adjunct to prescription drugs, a substitute for surgery, a pre-surgery and or post-surgery treatment, and as pain management.

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4900 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016