High Dosage Laser Therapy

Girl with hands up | Chiropractor Gold CoastHinterland Chiropractic now offers the Class Four Laser – the future in laser treatment -for many different conditions. High Dosage Laser Therapy (HDTL) is a new, powerful solution for a wide array of painful conditions previously refractive to traditional medical treatment.

Laser therapy is a very effective alternative to traditional procedures and is a highly powerful tool for alleviating pain and accelerating repair. It is not a treatment that just addresses the symptoms, but the causes of the problem.

This powerful laser is drug free, non-invasive, and painless. It has the deepest penetration of any therapeutic laser being 30-120 times more powerful than the most powerful Class 3 Cold Lasers.

See and Feel the Difference

HDLT is sharply different from Cold Lasers (also known as Low Level Laser Therapy or LLLT). Unlike Cold Lasers, which provide no feeling or sensation, the Laser Therapy treatment allows patients to experience a profound sense of warmth with each treatment. The laser light energy penetrates deep into the body to reach and repair damaged cells and tissues. The treatment offers faster results than many other therapeutic modalities. You can see results as quickly as the first or second treatment.

Results Without Side Effects

Laser Therapy has a significant number of health benefits to offer. Acute and chronic injuries respond well to the treatment. It can quickly and substantially reduce inflammation and swelling to allow a greater range of motion in the affected areas, helping to regain activity and mobility while at the same time decrease adhesions and scar tissue to promote faster recovery and healing.

Unlike its traditional counterparts, laser therapy can reduce pain without undesirable side effects. Many patients report relief from long-lasting pain after only a few sessions.

Research shows benefits in most musculoskeletal conditions by accelerating the healing process in pain relief plus injuries, wounds, and arthritis. The treatment has also shown benefits for brain injury, disorders from concussion, anxiety, and depression.

Laser Therapy can treat the following conditions:

  • Neck pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Middle and lower back pain
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Non-healing wounds
  • Pain and healing following surgery
  • Trigger points and muscle spasms
  • Ulcerations and open wounds

How Does HDLT Work?

Anti-inflammation – initiates vasodilation and activates the lymphatic drainage system to drain the swollen areas. The result is reduced swelling, which is often caused by bruising or inflammation. Also, there is reduced pressure on pain receptors.

Anti-pain – facilitates better transmission of nerve impulses by stimulating the neurotransmitter cells. Pain is reduced and eliminated through more effective function of tissue that surrounds the peripheral nerves, and by supressing pain receptors.

Improves vascular activity – the laser light has the ability to significantly increase blood flow to injured tissue. It also improves the formation of new capillary growth.

Accelerates tissue repair and cell growth – the photons from the laser’s light penetrates deeply into tissue and accelerates the reproduction of cells as well as the regeneration and growth of tissue. The laser light activates stem cells around the treatment area, leading to faster wound healing with minimal scar tissue.

How does Laser Therapy Work for Neuropathy?

Most treatments used for neuropathy are designed to treat symptoms. According to recent research, Laser Therapy can help treat the root causes of neuropathy and facilitate symptom management through stimulating microcirculation around the nerve fibres, resulting in increased blood flow to the nerves and helping to heal and restore nerve tissue. This initially reduces pain and inflammation and long-term effects come from re-establishing normal function of the nerves. Laser Therapy also promotes restoration of balance and sensation for patients who suffer from peripheral neuropathy.

How Laser Therapy Improves Ugly Nails?

Nail fungus (onychomycosis) affects about 10 per cent of the population. This condition causes the nails to become yellow or discoloured. Once the infection advances, healthy nails become dark, thick and brittle. The good news is Laser Therapy works for nail fungus!

Common treatments for nail fungus are drugs or topical solutions. Drug medications involve many dangerous adverse effects with less than optimal results. Topical solutions are also ineffective.

With the Laser Therapy technology, you will no longer suffer from the side effects of drug therapies and inefficiency of topical treatments. The laser therapy passes a focused laser beam over the infected nail bed in order to kill fungal pathogens with the help of a newly researched mechanism called “photo-inactivation”.

The complete results are usually seen in 6 to 12 months due to the fact that nails grow very slowly. The Laser Therapy can also stimulate new healthy nail growth. The treatment can accomplish these functions and simultaneously reduce patient discomfort.

Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Therapy. We Have the Answer!

How many treatments are needed?

For acute conditions, 5 to 6 treatments are needed. Chronic conditions might require 6 to 12 treatments. For patients with lifelong conditions, the doctor may recommend 1 or 2 follow-up treatments every month.

Is Laser Therapy safe without any dangerous side effects?

Low Level Laser Therapy has been used for over 30 years around the world with no side effects reported. The patient may feel some discomfort for a few days due to old injuries or pain syndromes that may become aggravated as the healing response becomes more active following a laser treatment.

How long will the treatment take?

This depends on the condition treated. Treatment times for this non-invasive therapy average 5 to 10 minutes, based on the size of the area, depth of penetration needed, as well as the type of condition being treated.

Will the procedure of laser therapy hurt?

There is no pain associated with laser therapy. Most patients notice a warm and soothing feeling. After the treatment, they experience pain relief, reduced muscle tension and tightness, alleviated inflammation, and better range of motion.

How long will it take to get back to normal activity?

As soon as you leave the office, you can resume to your normal daily routine. It is still important for the patients to avoid performing rigorous activities for a few days as the body is still in the healing process.

Will an insurance company cover the treatment?

Laser Therapy may not be covered by insurance. If insurance does not cover the cost of treatments, there are other affordable payment plans available.

What are the advantages of High Dose Laser Therapy over other traditional treatments?

Laser Therapy does not involve drugs or surgery, which have dangerous side effects or risks. In addition, the treatment provides improved treatment results, and faster than other forms of treatment.

Why our Laser Therapy is better than Cold Laser Therapy treatments?

Cold Laser Therapy has low power levels. It has a limited ability to infiltrate and deliver a sufficient dosage of healing energy. On the other hand, The HDLT will deliver a notably greater dosage of healing energy, which will ultimately lead to deeper penetration providing better and faster outcomes.

High Dose Laser Therapy at Hinterland Chiropractic

Laser Therapy is a safe, effective and non-invasive procedure that will help you get back on track and make the most out of your life! Along with chiropractic care, this is the beginning of future health care without drugs and surgery. Hinterland Chiropractic is pleased to offer it to all patients from Gold Coast and the surrounding communities who will surely benefit for its healing and restoring powers.

To see if High Dose Laser Therapy is the right treatment form for your injury or illness, please call us on (07) 5527 3133 today!