Cold Laser Therapy in Orinda CA
The state of the art, class IV, infrared, cold Laser Therapy Machine by Cutting Edge has been part of Orinda Chiropractic Center in Orinda CA since 2009. Dr. Kevin was the first Medical Practitioner in California to have a fully robotic cold laser and it continues to do amazing things for the hundreds of patients that have been treated by it thus far.
In having the laser for almost 6 years, Dr. Kevin's patients have been given a whole new avenue of pain relief, improving circulatory problems, lymphatic system drainage, sinus congestion and arthritic joints.
Laser is the latest technology for patient care in the United States. By no means is it "experimental" therapy as Laser has proven itself successfully in Europe for over 30 years. This specific laser that I have was FDA approved in 2002. No other laser on the market can come close to being as effective as this one.
This machine is safe, has no side effects, reduces pain and inflammation and helps people recover quicker from injuries and surgery. The following are frequently asked questions including a list of the many conditions or ailments the laser can help with.
What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to treat painful and debilitating conditions.
How does it Work?
Light energy enters damaged cells and stimulates their inter-cellular activity. This reduces pain in the area and speeds recovery of the cells. Once the cells recover, the process is complete.
What can I expect during the treatment?
Laser therapy is a painless treatment that usually lasts 10 minutes. You may experience a comfortable or warm sensation at the point of application.
What can I expect after the treatment?
70% of the patients seen positive results after 1-3 treatments. The swelling is greatly reduced and there is rapid relief of pain. Chronic conditions can be controlled with regular treatments. Acute conditions subside quickly.
What are commonly treated conditions?
These are conditions that patients tend to seek treatment for.
- Tendon and ligament injuries
- Neurological pain
- Disc disease (bulges, herniations, injuries)
- Chronic non-healing wounds
- Soft tissue injuries
- General pain
- Muscle strains and tears
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Joint and muscle pain
- Pre and post surgical treatment
- Arthritis and degenerative joint conditions
How much treatment do I need?
For most conditions that we help you with, a series of 6-7 treatments are recommended. For lower back conditions, studies have show approximately 10 visits are optimal. We schedule the sessions with about 1-2 days in between as the effects of the laser are cumulative and build up with each treatment. You feel better with each successive treatment.
Once the 6-7 visits are finished, you may choose to have treatments monthly or every two months depending on how good you feel or in some cases to help maintain your health.
What does treatment cost?
Each laser therapy session costs $50.00. Studies have indicated that following through with a 6-7 session regimen is optimal for best results. If you choose to buy a six session package ($300.00), then Dr. Kevin provides a 7th session complimentary.
If you are a new patient to our office, Dr. Kevin welcomes you to discuss whether laser therapy is right for you. He will perform an initial Chiropractic examination that costs $50.00. Your health insurance may have Chiropractic coverage and could help cover the cost of the exam.
Insurance does not cover the cost of laser visits but your flexible spending or health savings accounts will. The office staff will furnish you with a statement of services that will serve as your receipt.
Are there any safety reasons why I can't have laser therapy?
Pacemakers, systemic diseases (i.e. cancer), and over the thyroid area are reasons we do not do laser. For other concerns, talk to Dr. Kevin.
Can I come in just for the Laser Treatment and not Chiropractic care?
In the state of California, Dr. Kevin must utilize Chiropractic care in conjunction with laser therapy. He understand that some of you reading about this laser would never consider going to the Chiropractor in the first place or you may already have one you currently see. Please understand that you are likely calling Dr. Kevin to trouble shoot a problem or ask him about specific pain you want to go away. His style of Chiropractic is different and part of doing a great job for you is to evaluate you properly.
The adjustments he will provide may not have to be very extensive and in almost all cases, he can work with your current Chiropractor, Physical therapist, M.D. or massage therapist so that there is no overlap in treatment or over-treatment. Dr. Kevin just wants to be able to help you with this laser, so call and talk to him and you can make your own decision.
If I am not a patient but want to talk about care that includes laser treatment, what is expected of me?
You can call to schedule an initial appointment where Dr. Kevin will perform an initial exam to find out about your specific health condition. He will find out how laser therapy and Chiropractic can help you. The cost of this exam is $50.00. After explaining what is happening with your body and your condition, Dr. Kevin will outline your treatment plan. If you wish, your first laser and Chiropractic treatment will be performed that day. Expect to spend 30 minutes on your first visit, then 15 minutes for visits after that.
Payment of your 6 laser session package will be expected at the completion of the first visit. Or if you choose, you can pay $50.00 per session. Even though health insurances do not pay for the laser treatments, your insurance may pay for your examination in my office. My staff will check your health benefits for you. Your health savings account of flexible spending can also be used to pay for your treatments.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.
|Monday||6:30am - 6:00pm|
|Tuesday||6:30am - 12:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:45am - 6:00pm|
|Friday||6:30am - 6:00pm|
|Saturday||6:30am - 12:00pm|