Benefits of High Dosage Laser Therapy (HDLT) or Photobiomodulation
- Reduces swelling and inflammation with increased production of anti-inflammatory cytokines (proteins).
- Reduces pain by increasing opioid neurotransmitter production
- Enhances local blood circulation
- Increases oxygen consumption
- Regulates and induces Mesenchymal Stem Cell activity by increasing proliferation, migration, and viability.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
For most ACUTE conditions 5 – 6 treatments are required. CHRONIC conditions take longer and might require 6 - 12 treatments. While these are the averages, each person is unique and healing time varies by person and condition.
IS DIOWAVE LASER THERAPY™ SAFE WITHOUT SIDE EFFECTS?
Laser Therapy has been in use for over thirty years around the world.
There have been almost no side effects reported. Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response becomes more active after a laser treatment.
HOW LONG WILL THE TREATMENT TAKE?
Depending on the condition, treatment times for this drug-free, non-invasive procedure will last on average 5 - 10 minutes based on the size of area, depth of penetration needed and condition being treated.
WILL THE TREATMENT HURT?
No. Most patients notice a warm, often soothing feeling. There is no pain associated with treatment. Many patients experience pain relief, reduced muscle tension and tightness, reduced inflammation, and improved range of motion.
WILL INSURANCE COVER TREATMENTS?
DIOWAVE Laser therapy™ is not covered by insurance plans. Flexible payment options are available.
WHEN CAN NORMAL ACTIVITY BEGIN AGAIN?
The moment a patient leaves the clinic, they may resume normal daily activity. It is important for patients to remember to not overexert themselves for a few days, as the body is still healing.
WHAT ADVANTAGE DOES DIOWAVE HIGH DOSE LASER THERAPY™
HAVE OVER OTHER FORMS OF TREATMENT?
DIOWAVE Laser Therapy™ does not require the use of drugs or surgery, and there are no dangerous side effects or risks.
HOW IS DIOWAVE LASER THERAPY™ BETTER THAN “COLD LASER THERAPY” TREATMENTS?
Cold Laser Therapy (or LLLT - Low Level Laser Therapy) was introduced into the USA in 2001 with low power levels. This type of therapy has a limited ability to penetrate and deliver an adequate dosage of healing energy. Diowave HDLT will deliver a significantly greater dosage of healing energy, typically 50-60 Watts, leading to deeper penetration.
CAN LASER BE COMBINED WITH OTHER TREATMENTS?
Yes. We frequently combine high powered laser with Local Cryo Stimulation that allows maximal laser power at 50-60 Watts for a relaxing experience with a synergistic effect on cell metabolism. Also, shockwave therapy (ESWT) and Orthobiologic treatments including Platelet Rich Plasma, Bone Marrow Cell Therapy, or Microfragmented Adipose Tissue may be combined with Laser depending on the diagnosis.