Laser Therapy Specialist

Empower Medical Center

Medical Center located in Lee’s Summit, MO

Laser therapy stimulates your body’s natural ability to heal and recover from injuries as quickly as possible. Chiropractor Chris Long, DC, performs cold laser therapy with the class IV K-Laser® at Empower Medical Center in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. To discover the benefits of laser therapy, call or book an appointment online today.

Laser Therapy Q & A

What is laser therapy?

Laser therapy is one of many nonsurgical treatments that Dr. Long and the team at Empower Medical Center may use as part of your individualized treatment program. They use a class IV K-Laser, which uses specific wavelengths of light energy to stimulate healing and tissue regeneration.

The laser energy penetrates damaged muscles, ligaments, or bone without harming your skin or other healthy tissues. Dr. Long adjusts the laser strength to optimize treatment for your specific needs. The laser enhances blood circulation, nerve function, and cellular healing in the targeted area.

What does laser therapy treat?

Dr. Long and the team at Empower Medical Center use cold laser therapy to treat a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis pain
  • Back pain
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tennis elbow
  • Sprains and strains
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

The laser accelerates healing of injured tissues while relieving pain and reducing inflammation.

What should I expect from a laser therapy treatment?

First, Dr. Long or a member of his team perform a physical exam and reviews your medical history to make sure you’re a good candidate for cold laser therapy. Then, they develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Dr. Long may use laser therapy in conjunction with other treatments, like chiropractic care or massage.

Laser therapy takes only 5-25 minutes per session, depending on the size of the treatment area and the severity of your condition. Every patient is unique when it comes to the number of treatments required. Acute injuries may improve after 4-6 treatments, while chronic conditions like arthritis may need 6-12 or more.

Laser therapy isn’t painful. In fact, you probably won’t feel anything at all. Some patients experience a mild, soothing warmth from the laser energy. This treatment involves minimal risk of side effects and no downtime for recovery.

Though many patients notice an improvement immediately after their first treatment, it may take several sessions before you experience relief.

To find out how laser therapy can help you, call Empower Medical Center or book an appointment online today.