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Deep Tissue Laser Therapy

Easley Spine And Disc -  - Non-Surgical Disc Specialist

Easley Spine And Disc

Non-Surgical Disc Specialist located in Easley, SC

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who regularly experience musculoskeletal pain, joint pain, or pain caused by a sports-related injury, and you want to avoid invasive treatment options like surgery, you may want to consider deep tissue laser therapy. At Easley Spine and Disc in Easley, South Carolina, Adam Gentry, DC, EP, proudly offers this cutting-edge technology to help limit discomfort and improve his patients’ quality of life. To request your consultation, call the office or click the online booking tool today.

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy Q & A

What is deep tissue laser therapy?

Deep tissue laser therapy is a state-of-the-art pain management technique that uses laser energy to assist your body with healing at the cellular level. At Easley Spine and Disc, Dr. Adam Gentry uses the class IV Aspen Laser. 

During deep tissue laser therapy, he uses a handheld tool to target laser energy at the parts of your body that are experiencing pain or inflammation. When the photons of laser light penetrate your skin and underlying tissue, your cells absorb and convert them to energy. Ultimately, this process triggers an array of cellular events, including:

  • The stimulation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)
  • Increased DNA and RNA synthesis
  • Enhanced collagen synthesis
  • Increased levels of beta-endorphins (feel-good chemicals)

In addition, deep tissue laser therapy encourages the release of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter that combats depression and other negative feelings. 

What are some benefits associated with deep tissue laser therapy?

Deep tissue laser therapy with the class IV Aspen Laser presents a variety of benefits. For one, the treatment is entirely noninvasive and doesn’t require the use of surgery or drugs. Additionally, deep tissue laser therapy presents no dangerous risks or side effects.

What’s more, after deep tissue laser therapy, many people report:

  • Decreased inflammation
  • Decreased soreness and muscle tightness
  • Decreased pain
  • Increased range of motion

Deep tissue laser therapy also speeds up your body’s natural healing processes, allowing you to return to your favorite activities quickly. 

How many deep tissue laser therapy treatment sessions will I need?

The number of deep tissue therapy laser treatment sessions you’ll need depends on the source and severity of your discomfort. However, most patients benefit from a series of five to six treatments. If your pain is chronic or interfering with your mobility, Dr. Gentry might recommend between six to 12 sessions. Everyone is unique, so Dr. Gentry develops a treatment plan to align with your individual needs. 

Is deep tissue laser therapy painful?

No. Deep tissue laser therapy is safe and well-tolerated by most people. Many patients report the sensation as a warm, soothing feeling. Additionally, treatments only take five to 10 minutes, so even if you experience discomfort, it should subside right away.

Don’t let pain prevent you from living an active lifestyle. Make an appointment at Easley Spine and Disc today by calling the office or selecting the online booking tool.