Drug-Free, Surgery-Free Solution

Dr. Mitchell now offers Class IV laser treatments as a highly effective and efficient way to relieve pain and swelling. The painless application of laser energy promotes increased circulation by drawing oxygen and nutrients to the affected area. This creates an optimal healing environment to reduce inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, pain is relieved and function is restored.

Treatments last from 5 to 6 minutes. The Class IV K-Lasers deliver specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of a laser light to induce a therapeutic effect. These include increased circulation improved range of motion, enhanced tissue repair, and cellular effects.

During treatment, infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level. Increased metabolic activity with the cell stimulates the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane, initiating increased production of cellular energy ATP). This leads to a cascade of beneficial events promoting the acceleration of the healing process and reduced pain.

Laser therapy has been used in Europe since the 1970s and was cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2002.

Try Infrared Laser Therapy BEFORE You Consider Surgery for Many Acute Injuries

You can have the best diet and exercise program in the world, but as most of us are painfully aware, it doesn’t take much to develop an injury from an accident that you were not responsible for. Many times surgery will be recommended to repair or replace joints. There are certainly many times when surgery is appropriate and needs to be performed and we should be VERY grateful we have access to this tool, but more often than not it is inappropriately recommended because of lack of awareness of other effective options, including the healing power of lasers.

The laser is typically a tiny fraction of the cost of surgery and virtually has no side effects, unlike surgery. Class 4 laser therapy can be effectively combined with a number of other treatment modalities, including various soft tissue mobilization techniques

Examples of the types of injuries that this kind of laser therapy can be helpful for include:

  • Acute injuries, such as strains, sprains, and shoulder injuries
  • Repetitive-use injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Traumatic injuries, such as post-motor vehicle accident with cervical strain/sprain
  • Chronic issues such as frozen shoulder and arthritis

“I had been suffering with pain and decreased range of motion in my neck for two and one-half years before meeting Dr. Mitchell. Driving a car and checking in the rear view mirrors, and routine activities involving turning my head — even hugging people — had become increasingly difficult. As Dr. Mitchell began working with me, my pain immediately decreased.

After only ten laser treatments and chiropractic adjustments, he ended my neck pain and markedly increased my neck mobility. An unexpected side effect was improved balance, which enhanced my running and biking performances. I have now graduated from bi-weekly adjustments and laser treatments to a once monthly maintenance regimen. It is absolutely wonderful being pain-free and enjoying my active lifestyle. I have had such positive experiences in Dr. Mitchell’s practice that I have asked him to treat another condition of mine. Already, after three treatments, I am seeing phenomenal progress.”