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Light has some amazing properties -- including the ability to heal. Here at Maritime Chiropractic, we're proud to be serving the Key Peninsula area with an advanced form of laser therapy. This state-of-the-art technology can relieve pain and stimulate healing without surgery or drugs.
Laser therapy is a powerful yet painless method of directing amplified light energy through the skin toward underlying tissues that require treatment. It's not the same thing as the high-energy surgical laser used to actually cut into the body. A therapeutic laser emits light at a low-enough frequency to pass through the skin without cutting or burning it. (The term "cold laser" is often used to differentiate it from the higher-energy surgical laser.)
This energy benefits the body in several remarkable ways. For starters, it stimulates the production of a cellular "fuel" known as ATP. With more of this fuel available, the cells can repair themselves and regenerate damaged tissues more quickly and efficiently, enabling speedier healing from injuries. The laser light also increases circulation in the tissues, giving the cells plenty of oxygen, nutrients and other raw materials while also carrying away inflammatory substances. This provides natural, drug-free pain relief.
While laser therapy is a relatively new technology in the context of medical history, it's still been around long enough to have benefited from updated, improved capabilities. Here at Maritime Chiropractic, we make use of a Class IV laser. This device is able to emit energy at higher levels than the previous generations of Class III laser technology. This means that the beam can penetrate deeper and cover a wider treatment area, resulting in even more profound benefits in terms of cellular regeneration, inflammation control, and pain relief than lower-level lasers can offer.
Our chiropractor in Gig Harbor, Dr. John Duppenthaler, frequently prescribes laser therapy alongside chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression to treat a wide range of issues and ailments. This healing technique can prove beneficial for individuals suffering from:
A typical laser therapy session takes only a few minutes (depending on the extent of the treatment), and it can produce noticeable results nearly instantly. A series of treatment sessions is usually recommended. Laser therapy is so safe that you can use it as often as needed to help keep chronic pain conditions under control.
Now that you understand how our Class IV laser works and what it can do for patients' health and comfort, it's time to find out whether this safe, non-pharmaceutical form of care makes sense for your individual situation. Call Maritime Chiropractic at 253-857-9100 to get additional details and schedule a consultation with our chiropractor in Gig Harbor!
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