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Cold Laser Therapy in Nashville TN.

Cold Laser Therapy is an advanced treatment for pain, inflammation, and for speeding up the healing process.

Advanced Deep Tissue Laser Therapy (or Cold Laser) is cleared by the FDA and provides safe, non-invasive treatments for a large variety of ailments. Most patients see results within 3 to 5 short treatments. 

Laser therapy allows your body to utilize its own healing capabilities by inducing a series of healing responses in your body. During treatment you will feel a soothing warmth that initiates your body’s healing process leading to decreased pain and inflammation.

Many sports teams and athletes utilize the LiteCure Medical lasers for treatment every day - the University of Florida, Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Celtics and the Chicago White Sox. However, Laser Therapy isn't just for our athletes.

Laser treatment is proving to be successful in healing the symptoms associated with chronic arthritis, post-surgical healing, frozen shoulder, plantar fasciitis, and many other complicated cases. 


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Laser Therapy for Neck and Back Pain

 

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Cold Laser for the Lower Extremities

 

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Cold Laser for the Upper Extremity

 

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Kinesiotaping

 

WHAT IS KINESIOTAPE?

Kinesiology taping (or kinesio taping) is the application of a thin, stretchy, cotton-based therapeutic tape that can benefit a wide variety of injuries and inflammatory conditions. It is almost identical to human skin in both thickness and elasticity, which allows it to be worn without binding, constricting or restriction of movement.

You would have noticed that more and more professional athletes use kinesiology taping improve their sporting performance. We use kinesiology taping in the clinic everyday with amazing instant pain-free or performance improving results. You won't believe how effective kinesiology taping is until you try it.

HOW IS KINESIOLOGY TAPE DIFFERENt?

Kinesiology tape differs from other types of strapping tape in both its form and function. Most types of strapping tape are non-elastic, and are wrapped tightly around an injured joint or muscle to provide rigid support and restrict movement. They can only be worn for short periods of time, after which they must be removed to restore movement and circulation.

Kinesiology tape differs. It has unique elastic properties that allows the kinesiology tape to provide dynamic support. This provides an almost second skin that protects your joints and muscles. Plus, due to its amazing elastic properties, kinesiology tape allows full motion of your body parts.

Kinesiology tape can be worn during intense exercise, in the shower or even swimming. 

 

 

Myofascial Treatment

 

At Art of Health Chiropractic we use a combination of myofascial techniques in conjunction with cold laser therapy, chiropractic care, and kinesiotaping in order to return your body to proper function as quickly as possible.

Myofascial release is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. This therapy aims to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles.

Fascia is a thin, tough, elastic type of connective tissue that wraps most structures within the human body, including muscle. Fascia supports and protects these structures. Osteopathic theory proposes that this soft tissue can become restricted due to psychogenic disease, overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension, and corresponding diminished blood flow. Although fascia and its corresponding muscle are the main targets of myofascial release, other tissue may be addressed as well, including other connective tissue.

Some practitioners use the term "myofascial therapy" or "myofascial trigger point therapy" referring to the treatment of trigger points. The phrase has also been loosely used for different manual therapy techniques, including soft tissue manipulation work such as connective tissue massage, soft tissue mobilization, foam rolling, and strain-counterstrain techniques.

Myofascial techniques can be described as passive (patient stays completely relaxed) or active (patient provides resistance as necessary), with direct and indirect techniques used in each.

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE

Myofascial Release is known by many names - ART, active release, etc. - but the common denominator is that it is a manual therapy technique for the soft tissues of the body such as fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves.

This treatment uses active and passive movements of the patient to help eliminate muscle adhesions, scar tissue adhesions, and nerve entrapments.

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY 

A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.

Trigger point therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of therapy, the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort.

The results and benefits of trigger point therapy are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Receiving trigger point therapy with chiropractic care or laser therapy can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.

GUA SHA 

Gua Sha is a technique popular with those practicing Chinese medicine.  Over the years it has evolved into techniques using specific tools such as Graston, IASTM, and others.  Performing Gua Sha involves taking a specific Gua Sha tool and scraping the tool on the skin over treatment area. 

Blood flow is decreased anytime we have a spasm or injury. Both lactic and uric acid can get trapped underneath the skin or within a bound up muscle due to the lack of drainage caused by the decreased blood flow. One theory is that this metabolic waste turns crystalline and breaking these crystals with the Gua Sha tool can lead to microscopic trauma to blood vessels. 

The goal of the treatment is to increase local blood flow to the injured area which allows for proper healing.

 

 

How is treatment done and what are the benefits?

The laser is placed either above or in contact with the skin allowing the healing energy to penetrate tissue.  You will either be sitting on a treatment table or lying down in a relaxed position.  Some benefits include: the immune system response is stimulated, lymphatic drainage is improved, pain is decreased, swelling (edema) is decreased, production of growth hormone is increased, & the body’s natural healing process are enhanced. 
 

The beneficial physiological changes noted above are the result of tissue regeneration and cellular stimulation. You will notice that we, at Art of Health Chiropractic, focus on reduction and elimination of pain by using the the most powerful therapy laser available in any Nashville Chiropractic office, to help our patients.  Once the pain is reduced we take every measure to make sure the healing process is completed.


Why is cold laser different?

Laser therapy is a medical breakthrough therapeutic device with unparalleled applications and treatment outcomes.  It works fast, is drug-free, all-natural, and promotes proper healing AND pain reduction. The Laser works by converting light into biochemical energy - this is similar to how sunlight is converted into Vitamin D by our bodies.  

The light from the laser stimulates receptors on the mitochondria (the powerhouse of the cell).  This action causes increased blood flow, increase in healthy tissue repair, reduction in swelling, and decreased pain.


What does laser have over other therapies?

It does not require the use of drugs or surgery, there are virtually no side effects or risks, and it is quick and convenient. Pain relief is often immediate.

As opposed to antiquated treatments such as muscle stim and ultrasound therapy, cold laser treatments continue to work long after the treatment is finished - with the therapeutic window ranging from 18-24 hours.  Even better than that...the treatments are cumulative!


What does treatment feel like?

You will most likely feel a soothing warmth. There is no pain during the laser application. Laser treatment is relaxing and some people even fall asleep!


How long does treatment take?

The typical course of treatment is around 15-20 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week in the beginning of treatment. We all heal differently, so treatment plans are determined on a individual basis.


How long before results are felt?

You many feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction or decreased numbness) after the very first treatment. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 2 to 4 sessions. Treatments average 15-20 minutes, however the therapeutic effect continues to soothe and heal long after you leave.


What kind of conditions do we treat?

We have had success treating many different conditions, no matter how acute or chronic. Some to the common conditions we treat are: low back pain, whiplash, knee pain, shoulder pain, epicondylitis, carpal tunnel, headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, peripheral neuropathy, plantar fasciitis, neck pain, arthritis, and post-surgical joints.


How much does treatment cost?

Your initial visit is $59 which includes your consultation, exam, first cold laser treatment, and any necessary myofascial work. Follow up visits are $50 which includes cold laser therapy and any myofascial release to the necessary soft tissues.

You may also purchase a package of six treatments for $250.


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2823 Bransford Ave
Nashville, TN, 37204
United States

 
 

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