Note: Although low-level laser therapy and spinal decompression therapy is done using FDA cleared medical devices, these services are presently considered experimental / investigational and therefore is not covered by Medicare / Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC, Cigna, Aetna, United Healthcare, etc. Patients are responsible for the costs of this therapy. Auto accident and worker's compensation insurance generally do cover this service and HSA accounts may be used.
Dr. Henry selected the ML830 laser due to the safety and efficacy of this therapy and after reviewing scientific evidence supporting the benefits of cold laser therapy at this wavelength.
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT), also known as "Cold Laser" is a relatively new non-invasive therapy we offer in Greenville for acute and chronic pain. This therapy has been around for 40 years and has gained recent attention and scientific support around the world. The therapy is safe and non-invasive with few contraindications. Cold laser is completely painless and most patients feel nothing during the treatment. A small percentage of patients report a tingling or warming sensation. Laser light in the near infrared range can penetrate 5 cm (2 inches) into tissue, stimulating light sensitve receptors in the cells. This process, called photobiostimulation results in reduced pain and inflammation and is thought to accelerate tissue healing. The majority of patients experience some immediate pain reduction but it is not uncommon for a few (3-4) visits to be required before noticing pain relief. The number of treatments required depends on the severity and duration of the condition but most conditions will need anywhere between 4-5 or 10-18 treatments. We frequently use cold laser to painlessly treat myofascial trigger points. Cold laser therapy is a safe, gentle therapy that often gets results when nothing else has helped. Unlike electrical therapies, laser can be safely used to treat patients with pacemakers. Laser can also be used to stimulate acu-points (meridian therapy), without needles. Cold laser is used at our office to help patients with pain, auto accidents and sports injuries.
Dr. Henry uses laser in conjunction with spinal decompression and other chiropractic procedures to treat patients suffering from neck and back pain, facet syndrome, lumbar disc bulges, lumbar disc herniations, stenosis, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, or cervical disc problems.
To find out if you are a candidate for Cold Laser Therapy,
Call (888) 988-7797.