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Laser Therapy

The world's most advanced laser treatment has arrived at R.I.S.E. Wellness Center, one of the first practices in San Diego, Ca. to use the newly FDA-cleared Class IV Laser. Our doctors treat patients with painless, relaxing sessions to alleviate pain and heal tissue, for conditions such as:

Laser Theraphy

Achilles Tendonitis
Achy/Stiff Joints
Ankle Sprains
Arch Pain
Arthritis (RA & OA)
Bunion Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Foot/Ankle Arthritis
Herniated Discs
Knee & Hip Pain
Migraine Headaches
Morton's Neuroma
Muscle & Ligament Tears
Neck & Back Injuries
Nerve Pain
Pain & Healing Following Surgery
Plantar Fasciitis
Poor Circulation
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sciatica (Leg Pain)
Shoulder Pain
Shin Splints
Stress Fractures
Tennis Elbow
Trigger Points & Muscle Spasms


Studies over the last 35 years have shown clear evidence that therapeutic lasers are highly effective on both chronic and acute conditions including neck and back pain, tendonitis, sports injuries, tennis elbow, and repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. In the area of skin care therapeutic laser therapy has been shown to have a positive effect on acne, eczema, scars and keloids as well as fine wrinkles. Exciting new research is also proving the benefit of therapeutic lasers on such conditions as fibromyalgia, migraines, vertigo, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

What is High Power Laser therapy?

lct_back.jpgHigh power laser therapy is the state-of-the-art and highly effective method of treating chronic or acute pain and other neuropathies by accelerating the healing process in areas of the body previously only visited by drugs or surgery. The healing process can be expected to be reduced by one-third to one-half the usual time. As the necessary inflammatory process proceeds, natural healing takes place and the pain is alleviated.

How Laser Therapy Works

Cells that are damaged and poorly oxygenated as a result of inflammation, swelling or trauma have been shown to have a significantly higher response to laser therapy irradiation than normal healthy cells. At a cellular level there are photoreceptors, that when stimulated by deep penetrating photons, activate a biochemical cascade of events resulting in increased DNA/RNA synthesis, increased cAMP levels, protein and collagen synthesis and cellular proliferation. The product of these reactions is rapid regeneration, normalization and healing of damaged cellular tissue. Photonic stimulation is the trigger for these metabolic changes. During each session, the Class IV Laser's energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen and nutrients to a painful and damaged area. Published studies have demonstrated the clinical effectiveness of laser therapy for those who suffer aliments, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, shoulder and back pain, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, ligament sprains, lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), herpes zoster (shingles), burns and more.

Is it safe?

Therapeutic laser therapy is an extremely safe procedure. In fact, in over thirty years of therapeutic laser use there have been zero complications or unwanted side effects. However it should not be used on anyone taking a drug which causes photosensitivity, cancer patients or pregnant women. The doctor will discuss these fully with you during the pre-treatment consultation.

Benefits of High Power Laser Therapy

  • Most conditions begin to show signs of improvement in just a few visits.
  • There are no harmful side effects like those associated with pain medications or surgery.
  • The results of laser therapy, for many individuals, have been shown to last for years.
  • Laser therapy is a safe, pain-free treatment that only takes a few minutes per visit.
  • Laser therapy works well for a variety of painful conditions.
  • Laser therapy is not habit forming.
  • It's effective.


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