Dr. George Dewey Chiropractic
  • Dr. George Dewey DC
  • I
  • (425) 248 - 2174
  • I
  • 23009 56th Suite B, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Chiropractic Services




Line

Areas of Treatment




Line

Hours of Operation


Mon 8am - 12pm & 2pm - 6pm
Tues By Appointment
Wed 8am - 12pm & 2pm - 6pm
Thur 8am - 12pm
Fri 8am - 12pm & 2pm - 6pm
Sat By Appointment
Sun By Appointment

Line

Chiropractic Services - Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy


What is Laser Therapy?


Laser Therapy is the use of monochromatic infrared/light emission from a low intensity laser diode (250 milliwatts or less) or an array of high intensity Super Luminous Diodes (proving total optical power in the 1000-2000 milliwatt range) to treat muscle and joint pain, arthritis, muscle spasm, relieving stiffness and promoting relaxation of muscle tissue.


Absorption at the cellular level results in the transformation of infrared/light into biochemical energy. This is a cumulative effect and requires sufficient stimulation in order to initiate a response. Typically 5-20 treatments varying from 30-60 minutes in duration.


Short Term Effects:


Production and release of beta-endorphins (these are morphine like substance) produced by various cells in the body that inhibit the sensation of pain. Cortisol production is increased (cortisol is the precursor of cortisone). This enables the body to combat the stress associated with trauma or the disease process. The short-term effect is significant in 5-10% of the cases during or after the conclusion of the initial treatment, but is not as important as the long term or cumulative effect.


Other Effects:


Stimulation of the healing processes is accompanied by relief of symptoms. It should be noted that many other positive physiological activities are modulated and extensive research is currently in progress to fully explore these changes.

Powered by WorldLight Media © 2010 All Rights Reserved
Dr. George Dewey DC
Chiropractor
23009 56th Suite B
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043