Laser Treatments in Charlotte, NC

Worldwide Medical Studies of LLLT Have Shown Safe and Proven Relief For The Following:

  • Arthritis / Joint Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Knee Pain
  • Muscle Pain / Spasms
  • Shoulder / Rotator Cuff
  • Tendonitis
  • TMJ Pain / Dysfunction
  • Whiplash
  • Back Pain / Neck Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Heel Spurs / Plantar Fasciitis
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Nerve Pain / Radiculopathy Sciatica
  • Sprain / Strain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Any many more…

How Does Low Level Laser Therapy Work?

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has demonstrated the ability to significantly accelerate and enhance the body’s natural defense and repair mechanisms in the presence of injury, sports and workout injuries, inflammation and with certain disease processes. LLLT is consistent in providing pain relief, reducing injury damage, loss of function and in facilitating a more rapid repair of damaged tissues creating stronger healed tissue structures.

It does this through the action of photo-stimulation of specific wavelengths affecting the light reactive biological cell receptors (chromophores) in the body.

This modifies the effects of injured tissue and reduces the overall duration of inflammation, while enhancing your body’s specific repair and healing mechanisms. This in turn reduces pain, spams and increases natural range of motion and flexibility of the injured area(s).

Multiple Clinical Studies Have Noted The Following Results of LLLT:

  • Increased collagen production
  • Increased vasodilation
  • Increased cell metabolism
  • Increased cell membrane potential
  • Increased microcirculation
  • Increased lymphatic response
  • Enhanced nerve regeneration
  • Reduced inflammatory duration
  • Increased pain threshold
  • Reduced edema magnitude
  • Increased tissue and bone repair
  • Increasedenzyme response

Depth of Tissue Penetration

Some 30+ years of scientific study and clinical research has provided us with detailed information on the reaction of biologic organelles (cell structures) to laser light. It has also shown us which wavelengths penetrate most deeply and what energy levels effect biological processes in the most desirable manner. We need to fully understand the relationship between the depth (from the skin surface) of the target tissue and the ability of the therapeutic laser light to reach that tissue.

The light from the laser distributes in the tissue in the shape of a ball or an egg . This is dependent on the wavelength of the light. Short wavelengths give a smaller and fairly round ball-shaped distribution, while longer wavelengths give a more eggshaped distribution. The shorter 632 nm visible red wavelength is more readily absorbed by blood and skin surface components, thereby limiting its tissue penetration.

The longer 830nm invisible infrared wavelength is not as readily absorbed therefore it has significantly greater depth of penetration. A greater amount of photons are delivered to the target tissue with the 830nm wavelength.

There is now ample clinical evidence that in contrast to other wavelengths, the 830 nm laser light produces specific beneficial biological reactions that are not produced by other wavelengths. This unique ability to stimulate greater response is the key to 830nm laser therapy.

What Makes The Difference In Successful Treatment with LLLT?

The answer to this question is essentially one of penetration and delivered energy. In the treatment of soft and connective tissue injuries and disorders, the goal is to deliver the most effective laser wavelength to the target tissue.

Success Is In The Photon

One of the major contributors to the effectiveness of low level laser therapy is the exchange of energy from light photons to the biological receptor.

In order to achieve any therapeutically significant response, there has to be sufficient photons delivered to the target tissue.

The availability of photons for stimulation is a function of both the appropriate wavelength and device power output.

These two factors determine the amount of photons reaching the desired location.

In treating conditions of greater than 1 cm in depth from the skin surface, the combination of the 830nm wavelength with a 30mW output produces the optimum photon beam.

Devices using other wavelengths and the very low 5-10 mW output lack the capability to supply adequate photon energy to deep tissue conditions.

Stimulates Increased ATP Production

Laser therapy has been used by leading scientists and clinicians around the world for over 20 years. In Japan, where laser therapy is considered a preferred medical practice, Dr. Noriko Mochizuki et al published a clinical study on the effect of laser therapy and ATP production.

In that study, the scientists found that tissue levels of ATP were significantly increased when the target area was irradiated with 830nm wavelength laser light. The study further stated that this beneficial increase in ATP production was not the result of temperature modification, but rather a direct response to the effect of laser light photons.

This study also showed that while 830 nm wavelength laser light stimulated ATP increases, laser light at 632nm had no stimulatory effect on ATP production.

This study along with a host of other clinical reports confirm the singular ability of the 830nm laser wavelength to stimulate cellular responses that result in accelerated metabolism and repair.

Since ATP functions as the primary fuel for cellular activity, stimulated increases of this energy source greatly enhances cellular ability to perform and complete biological processes.

Cold Laser Results in Increased Endorphins

Clinical studies done by Dr. Laakso et al from Royal Brisbane Hospital in Australia have confirmed that significant increases in plasma levels of endorphins resulted from 830nm laser irradiation. This same study showed that low dose diation do not result in significant increases in endorphin levels.

It is also important to note that this study confirmed that the 30mW power output provides better results than the low power, 5-10 mW units in endorphin stimulation.

The ability of the 830nm wavelength to stimulate the production of pain reducing plasma endorphin levels, while other wavelengths did not, is important when clinicians are treating painful conditions.

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If You Are Suffering From Any Of These Chronic Conditions :

  • Arthritis / Joint Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Knee Pain
  • Muscle Pain / Spasms
  • Shoulder / Rotator Cuff
  • Tendonitis
  • TMJ Pain / Dysfunction
  • Whiplash
  • Back Pain / Neck Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Heel Spurs / Plantar Fasciitis
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Nerve Pain / Radiculopathy Sciatica
  • Sprain / Strain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Any many more…

Then Call Our Office Today To Schedule Your Personal FREE Consultation!

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Cheryl Paine
Cheryl Paine
15:30 16 Jul 22
Dr. Tim Clare is amazing!! Had shoulder issues and his methods to resolve tissue and muscle damage is outstanding!!
Mike Semko
Mike Semko
13:50 15 Jul 22
Dr Clair always releases my pain , always ask questions and truly concerned about me and my health, every one in the... office are very kind and helpful . Thank you all so very muchread more
David Roundtree
David Roundtree
02:38 23 Jun 22
Personal service is great and very educational.
patricia asche
patricia asche
21:35 16 Nov 21
Dr. Clare is the best chiropractor I have ever been to. My back was hurting for years and prevented me from doing... certain workouts. Now it hardly bothers me anymore. It’s like a miracle!Also recently my shoulder was bothering me for a few months and after my appointment with Dr. Clare it doesn’t hurt anymore. He knew exactly what was wrong with it. Soooo happy I found him! Highly recommend!read more
Jacob Cerrie
Jacob Cerrie
21:09 27 Oct 21
Dr. Clare and his team always treats their clients well and do a fantastic job with making me feel better! They also... are very flexible in working with your schedule to get you in at times that fit you best! Highly recommend, I wish I could put 10 stars!read more
Jody Shanker
Jody Shanker
16:43 27 Oct 21
I have been coming here for the past 3 years and has been fantastic. They take the time to listen to you and work on... what you need. Everyone is very friendly and I will continue to attend on a regular basis!read more
Tiffany S.
Tiffany S.
16:32 27 Oct 21
I have been treated by Dr. Clare for approximately 10 years now. Not once have I felt he didn’t listen to me or was... not concerned about my concerns. Dr. Clare and his team have been consistent as well. They have created an atmosphere in the office that is warm, kind, and welcoming. I appreciate the care I have received throughout the years and look forward to continuing this partnership on my quest for good health.read more
Colton Candee
Colton Candee
21:28 26 Oct 21
I've been going here for about a year now and when we first went, we figured out i have had pretty bad scoliosis. A... year has passed and I can say i am doing astonishingly better! I also do boxing (as a workout routine) and so sometimes my rib cage can shift out of place just by a tiny bit but Dr. Claire fixes it with a sonic wave machine they use. He has really helped me with my back issues and neck pains. I appreciate him and his crew for what they have done for me and my brother! I highly recommend these kind group of people.read more
Katherine Maske
Katherine Maske
21:24 20 Oct 21
Great results. Thank you Dr. Clare.
WB8FEQ
WB8FEQ
13:04 20 Oct 21
I have been using Dr. Clare for years to correct the results of my clumsy mistakes. He uses what I think are the latest... tools of his profession and does a fantastic job of correcting my issues. Good crew supporting him too.read more
brandon hickman
brandon hickman
18:54 13 Oct 21
Dr. Claire and his team are hands down the best! I started seeing him 3 years ago and I went from my almost daily back... pain to almost zero. I see them once a month now to stay adjusted and it has absolutely changed my life. They even helped rehab my fractured clavicle after my accident!read more
Rebecca Tilley
Rebecca Tilley
13:46 11 Oct 21
Amazing place. Dr Clare is one of the best chiropractors in the area and will get the job done!!He had me walking... without pain in three adjustments. I was facing injections and possible surgery both of which I didn’t have to do!!! Thank you thank you!!read more
Briana Anderson
Briana Anderson
13:56 06 Oct 21
I love Dr. Clare!! He is patient, kind and truly treats you like family! The entire office staff is amazing!
Michele Nieberding
Michele Nieberding
16:39 04 Oct 21
Dr. Clare and staff are the BEST! By coming in for regular care, I am able to continue doing the things I love. I... think of my adjustments as the same thing I do when I go to dentist for cleanings every 6 months and oil changes for my car. You won’t be disappointed, I promise.read more
Jackie Y
Jackie Y
17:38 24 Sep 21
Dr. Clare provides excellent chiropractic care! He has helped me with back pain and foot pain. I have been going to... ProHealth around 4 years. Dr. Clare also provided adjustments throughout my pregnancy, which gave me much needed relief from back pain.read more
Rindi Bowman
Rindi Bowman
13:41 04 Jul 21
I have been going to ProHealth and Wellness for many years. Dr. Clare not only has helped my neck and knee pain but... educates too. He has many tips to live better with natural means and good nutrition. The rest of the staff has become like family. Everyone is so encouraging. He has helped to recovering from a concussion. Thank you!!read more
Katherine Snider
Katherine Snider
15:40 23 Jun 21
Dr. Clare and team have taken great care of me over the years, making it possible for me to enjoy life with less pain.
Patty Sumpter
Patty Sumpter
20:02 19 May 21
Dr. Clare is professional, caring and kind. He educates and knows what needs to be corrected so you may feel... significantly better!read more
Lisa Oberlin-Carlisle
Lisa Oberlin-Carlisle
16:13 27 Mar 21
I have been going to Dr. Clair for over 15 years now! I went to other Chiropractors through out my life but it always... felt like a quick fix instead of a long-term solution. After my first consultation, the plan that was put into place, for my back and neck has kept me active and pain free all these years. I am just as active as I was 15 years ago but now I don't have to worry about if my back is going to hold up or go out. Thank you!!read more
Bob ross
Bob ross
13:52 26 Mar 21
I hurt my back, and my medical doctor was no help. I have never been to a chiropractor before. To tell the truth I... was scared to go.Turns out, he not only fixed my back, he gave me an education on Nutrition, and self maintance. Dr Clare is the best, I will always be grateful to him, and his staff.read more
Leila Washington
Leila Washington
03:55 24 Feb 21
Dr. Clare is a fabulous chiropractor with decades of experience. His office staff always very kind, courteous and... caring. I have referred many friends to him.read more
Angela Candee
Angela Candee
22:26 20 Dec 20
Dr. Clare is wonderful! He listens and is caring. He know his stuff!
Karen Craig
Karen Craig
16:00 12 Dec 20
I didn’t think I would ever need a chiropractor but now that my neck is giving me problems, Dr. Clare has given me a... great deal of pain relief! Staff always friendly and efficient. They go over and above following all COVID-19 protocol. I can’t recommend this staff enough for all who have a “pain in the neck” or anywhere else.read more
Charles McDonald
Charles McDonald
02:11 20 Jul 20
The staff is always friendly and helpful. Dr Clare has treated me and my family for 10 years and has provided us with... quality care and compassion.read more
Gene Mackall
Gene Mackall
18:27 15 Jul 20
Best Chiropractor ever! Been seeing Dr. Claire for many years.
Drea Bryant-Houston
Drea Bryant-Houston
17:35 11 Mar 20
I started bringing my daughter here a few months ago. She was constantly complaining of back pains and we needed an... appointment immediately. I called and they saw us the same day. They were accommodating and very helpful. Dr. Clare made her feel at ease and provide all the information necessary to understand what was going on with her and the steps necessary to fix it. She loves it there and doesn't ever want to go anywhere else for her chiropractic needs.read more
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