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Deep Tissue Pain Relief Laser Treatment | February 1, 2010

Deep Tissue Laser-

There is a relatively new medical treatment called Deep Tissue Laser Therapy and it has had very successful results of decreased pain, weakness and numbness in patients who are affected by chronic, severe pain, radiculopathy (numbness, tingling and pain that radiates in the hands, arms, feet, or legs).

This Deep Tissue Laser is not like the typical medical laser that you would think of. Most of the lasers that you will hear about are called hot lasers. They are used for procedures that involve removing or cutting tissues from the body. The word “Deep Tissue” in Deep Tissue Laser means that there is no heat involved to cut or hurt the tissue however it gently stimulates the nerve cells to repair the damage. To understand it better think of how plants use UV sunlight to function, repair and make new cells. A Deep Tissue Laser is kind of like the UV sunlight for plants.

Studies have shown that the Deep Tissue Laser decreased nerve inflammation as well as nerve pain and increased muscle strength while the pain decreased. The human nerve cell will respond to a visible wavelength of light that is in the red visible spectrum at 630 nm and it has been researched and recorded as well as approved by the FDA to lower nerve pain.

We will use two different types of Deep Tissue lasers that have been created by the leaders in Deep Tissue laser research and development to attain the most successful reduction of pain in the shortest amount of time.

The majority of patients that suffer with herniated, degenerated or bulging discs that cause back, neck, arm or leg pain as well as numbness also suffer from nerve irritation or nerve damage which will leave the muscles weak. While decompression alone may not return a nerve to better function, Deep Tissue Laser does have a better chance for the patient to make a full and complete recovery.

Morris Plains Chiropractic-

Chiropractic is an all natural approach to pain relief and health care that has been around since 1895. Doctors of chiropractic go through years of rigorous higher education similar to medical doctors, except they do not use drugs, surgery or any invasive techniques. The basis of chiropractic is when the nervous system is working properly, the body has less pain, can function better and overall health improves.

Chiropractors are specially trained in detecting nerve impingement syndromes, or subluxations. This is when a vertebra or vertebrae of the spine and/or extremities are not moving properly and thereby affect nerve impulses.

The nervous system controls every cell, tissue and organ in the body and it is how the brain relays messages to the entire body and how the body communicates back to the brain. So if nerve impingement syndrome exits and interferes with the body’s communication system, you can have pain, altered biomechanics, headaches, stress, sleep disorders and a host of other symptoms.

Although lasers are not popular they are the best modality available today to decrease inflammation, pain speed healing. If a laser certified doctor is trained in laserology this knowledge of how the laser process works. They can expect good – results. If the doctor has no training, advanced knowledge or limited use they may not get good results.

Cold Laser Therapy-

We have all the laser classes of cold lasers (Class IIIA, IIIB, IV). Each of these lasers has different applications and different wavelengths. We can choose the best laser to match the presenting problems. The laser has been used for over 30 years clinically. Much more in Europe the in the US. There are over 2,000 scientific papers published about the lasers. There have been no documented side effects. The laser helps in two main areas of application.

1. Healing takes place some report a 75-80% speed in healing damaged tissues.

2. Pain modulation and decrease.

This has been the biggest application for our offices. The pain reduction by patients is about instant and has long lasting benefits. Laser is able to do this by increasing the cellular energy called ATP and also increases the circulation to the tissues.

How do I get started?

To get started you need to contact our office at (973) 539-3311 and schedule the initial consultation with the Doctor who will determine your situation. It will be determined if you qualify for deep tissue laser treatment by the Medical Evaluation and Diagnostic testing procedures that are preformed and then the Doctor will decide if they will accept your case for this treatment. If it is determined that you are a good candidate for the deep tissue laser treatment and the Doctor chooses to accept your case for the treatments as well as answering any questions you may have, you may then begin your care.

Contact Us-
MFC Center For Health
39 E Hanover Ave
Morris Plains, New Jersey 07950

Phone: (973) 539-3311
Fax: (973) 540-0069
website: http://www.morrisplainschronicpain.com/

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