Laser Therapy

At City Chiropractic we use the portable Apollo Class IV cold laser. Laser therapy is the non-invasive use of laser energy to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue. Laser therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions. As rehabilitation specialists know, the main goal of treatment for many when treating painful, debilitating conditions is to facilitate improved function and mobility. Laser therapy is a drug-free, surgery-free technique to help make that goal a reality.

Cleared by the FDA in 2003, Class IV Laser therapy has become standard of care for many musculoskeletal injuries. Many clinicians are confidently incorporating laser therapy programs into their practices due to the growing body of literature supporting the efficacy of laser therapy as a modality to reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery. Cold Laser works by speeding up the “battery” of the tissue cells, which are called mitochondria. When the mitochondria rate increases, all cellular functions speed up too. This shift in energy causes healing to occur much faster, sometimes up to 3 to 5 times quicker. Cold Laser has been used successfully in Europe for almost 2 decades. It has been used in the U.S. quite extensively on race horses for the past 10 years and more recently as an essential pain management tool by athletic trainers in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, FIFA and Olympic teams.

Research has documented:

  • Reduction in pain by causing production of natural pain killer endorphins.
  • Reduction in inflammation by suppressing inflammatory enzymes that create swelling, redness, pain and heat.
  • Enhanced lymphatic drainage, which increases circulation and reduces swelling.
  • Release of tight muscles that create chronic pain, joint problems and decreased mobility.
  • Faster bone repair by stimulating fibroblastic and osteoblastic proliferation.

Turner, J., and Hode, L. (2010). The New Laser Handbook. Grangesberg, Sweden: Prima Books.

Some Musculoskeletal Conditions treated with Class IV cold laser therapy:

  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Arthritis
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Sprains/Strains
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Condromalacia Patellae
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Nerve Pain
  • Herpes (Shingles)
  • RSD (CRPS)
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Lymphedema
  • Whiplash
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Fractures
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Herniated Discs
  • Sciatica
  • Skin Problems
  • Bursitis
  • TMJ/Jaw Pain

Our Info

Andover Clinic

13648 Crosstown Blvd NW Andover, MN 55304

Mpls Clinic

1931 University Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55418

Office hours: Mon-Fri 8-6
Sat: by appointment

Dr. Mike and Dr. Jake travel between Mpls and Andover clinics and do Home visits throughout the day. Please call Dr. Mike's cell 612-810-5151 if you need to schedule an after hour visit or if you're unable to reach the office during office hours.

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