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Laser Therapy at Smith Chiropractic

Getting our patients the healing help they need is one of our greatest passions at Smith Chiropractic. In addition to chiropractic care and spinal decompression, we are now offering laser therapy with the Summus Class IV Laser.

Summus Platinum Laser Therapy

Why Summus?

We chose to offer this laser at our office because it’s the deepest penetrating laser on the market. Class 4 is the only laser that has any research to back it up. These lasers have been tried and tested by doctors over the past 20 years. The Summus Class IV Laser uses four wavelengths. The next best in class has two wavelengths. Each wavelength creates a different physiological response within the cells of the targeted tissue. It moves the cells through their natural process 30-50% faster which means we get quicker healing. With laser therapy, we’re able to reduce overall treatment protocols and get patients out of pain faster.

If you have any of the following, you could benefit from laser therapy:

  • Arthritis of the knee
  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Knee pain
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Paget’s syndrome
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Sinus conditions
  • Wounds (e.g., diabetic ulcers)

Conditions treated illustration

If you come in with a condition such as a back issue we will initially give you laser therapy as part of your treatment plan. We do so because we want to get you to the point where you will feel better and speed up the healing process. We will give you laser therapy according to the protocol of your condition. The Summus Class IV Laser comes with set protocols. If you are getting laser therapy as part of your treatment plan, you’ll typically have decompression or electric stim, do exercises we give you, get adjusted and then receive laser treatment. As we value your time, we will try to get you in and out of the office within 30 minutes.

Does it hurt to get laser therapy?

No, not at all. “Laser is the happiest thing I give patients because it’s comfortable,” says Dr. Smith. When you get laser treatment you will feel the tissue heating up and experience almost instantaneous relief. You will feel the laser has made a change in your body. Rest assured, it’s a very pleasant experience.
Should I wear particular clothing?
Because we need to be able to focus the laser on the particular area of the body that needs treatment please dress accordingly. For example, if we’re treating your hip wear loose-fitting shorts.
Is there a separate fee for this service?
Yes, each laser session is $70.
Do I have to be a chiropractic patient to receive laser therapy at your practice?
No, some athletes come in for laser therapy to address ankle sprains and other injuries. With laser, we can often help them get back to their activity and play faster.
Does insurance cover this service?
No.

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