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Diolase 10 Laser Pain Therapy is POWERFUL PAIN THERAPY and is ONLY available at Helton Chiropractic. The Diolase is a Class IV high intensity laser also known as "hot" laser therapy and is 10 times more powerful than Low Level Laser Therapy or "cold laser." It is a non-invasive, pain and side effect free solution for relief of pain in muscles, nerves, ligaments, tendons, joints and scar tissue. You feel the heat at the point of pain. Cold laser devices built the foundation for treatment of pain for over a decade but are just that: “low level.” More power equals deeper penetration and faster treatment times for faster results. It works phenomenally well on stubborn areas of pain and is safe for use with nearly all patient types including those with surgical hardware and implanted devices like artificial knees, hips, and even pacemakers.
Does the laser treatment hurt?
During treatment the patient will feel a soothing warmth or mild tingling. Treated areas may be slightly sensitive for a brief time after the procedure.
Are there any risks or side effects from the Diolase laser?
The healing response is more active after treatment, which may result in mild aggravation of old injuries. This is just a natural healing response to the treatment. There have been no other risks reported with this treatment.
How often would I be treated?
Some acute conditions will need to be treated daily for maximum results which will relieve significant pain. Other chronic conditions respond best when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week initially. Then your treatments will only be necessary once a week until full benefit is reached.
How long do the treatments take?
Five to ten minutes is the average treatment time. Actual treatment time is dependent on the size of the area being treated.
How many treatments do I need?
Depending on your particular condition some patients respond within 5 treatments. Other chronic conditions may require 10-20 treatments with your pain level decreasing as you are treated. Few conditions require ongoing care to maintain pain relief. These treatments would be periodic and as needed.
How long before I feel results?
Often patients begin to feel a reduction in pain after their first visit. Each treatment compliments the course of care and most patients feel lasting results after just 5 or 6 sessions.
Are you a potential candidate?
If you have pain that is of a neuro-musculo-skeletal origin, you may be a candidate for laser therapy. This includes arthritis, arthralgia, back pain, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, chondromalacia patellae, fibromyalgia, heel spurs or plantar fasciitis, migraine headaches, neck pain/whiplash, nerve root pain, postoperative pain, repetitive stress injuries, TM joint pain, tendonitis, tennis elbow, contusions, strains and sprains, disc degeneration and herniation and the accompanying swelling of these areas. If you have multiple trigger points (sore spots in the muscles) that do not go away, you may be a candidate for laser therapy. This includes areas associated with fibromyalgia.
We have successfully treated patients with the following conditions: