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Dustin J. Hedstrom, D.C.

 

 

Deep Tissue Therapy Laser in Salt Lake City

 

 

 

 

 

Laser Patient Testimonial

 

"Laser Treatment was a positive experience. I was not as sore 8 hours after treatment and felt improvement the next morning, when comparing after treatment levels of stiffness from prior treatment without the laser. The laser was a good way to finish. Much more relaxed. Maybe we should call Dr. Hedstrom, "The Good Doc" Thanks! -- D. Jordan, Salt Lake City

 

 

Non Invasive, No Surgery, No Drugs, Just Relief!

 

What benefits are provided to the patient through high power deep tissue laser therapy?
•  Injuries treated with laser therapy heal faster
•  Strengthening effect on tissue and bone repair
•  Improved blood flow and lymphatic drainage
•  Effective means of relief of many pain syndromes
•  Improved immune response

 

How Does Laser Therapy Work?
The effects of Laser light energy have been well documented over the last 25 years. Laser energy affects the body by accelerating the healing process of damaged tissues, non-invasively and without side effects. The problem over the years has been that because of the limited power output of therapeutic lasers, the results on major pain conditions like herniated discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica, back and neck pain, arthritis and neuropathy where minimal at best. With the higher output power of the DIOWAVE laser, this problem has been resolved.

 

What Does Treatment Feel Like and When Can a Patient Expect to Experience Results?
Patients typically describe the feeling of warmth and profound relaxation. You can expect to begin to see results in approximately 3-5 treatments. Treatment sessions can range from 10-20 minutes. The majority of pain conditions are resolved in 5-10 treatments. The results are most often permanent. Neuropathy treatment is typically 15-20 treatments and is typically long term if not permanent. 

 

What can a Patient do to Prevent the Pain from Returning?
Although laser technology is highly effective, without correcting existing underlying biomechanical causes, pain will return. Many pain conditions from the back down to the feet can permanently be corrected when the biomechanical issues exacerbating the problem are dealt with. The doctors will correct these problems by doing a combination of computerized gait analysis and expert clinical evaluation to build the patient custom orthotics inserts which are worn inside of your dress or athletic shoe. Once orthotics are in place, the healing effects of laser become more permanent.

Do safety risks exist that are associated with DIOWAVE laser therapy?
The DIOWAVE high power laser is extremely safe; however, it is not used over the eyes due to the sensitivity of the retina, therefore, all patients wear protective safety glasses during the treatment.

Is there any pain or side effects associated with DIOWAVE laser therapy?
The DIOWAVE high power laser is painless and has no side effects. It is completely safe. During treatment, the patient experiences a gentle warming effect, and most times a profound feeling of relaxation.

 

What health Problems have researchers found to be improved by laser therapy?
•  Soft Tissue Injuries
•  Bone injuries
•  Tedinopathies
•  Back and Neck Pain
•  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
•  Myofascial Trigger Points
•  Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
•  Sprains, Strains
•  Repetitive Stress Injuries
•  Planter Fasciitis
•  Neurogenic Pain
•  RSD/CRPS
•  Post-traumatic Injury
•  Fibromyalgia
•  Trigeminal Neuralgia
•  Degenerative Joint Conditions
•  Rheumatoid Arthritis
•  Osteoarthritis

 

What type of medical conditions respond to DIOWAVE high power deep tissue laser therapy?

New and advanced applications of highly developed treatment protocols utilizing the DIOWAVE laser are being discovered daily, and include those conditions listed below:

•  Musculoskeletal Pain
•  Soft Tissue Injuries
•  Migraine Headaches
•  Back Pain & Spinal Conditions
•  Myofascial Trigger Points
•  Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
•  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
•  Neuropathic Pain
•  Parkinson’s Disease
•  Bell’s Palsy
•  Plantar Fasciitis
•  Sports Injuries
•  Sprains, Strains, & Breaks
•  Knee Pain
•  Hamstring Tears
•  Arthritic Pain
•  Many other conditions not listed here

 

How are Laser Therapy Treatments Administered?
Treatments can be administered on:

    • Direct on acupuncture points
    • Trigger points
    • Directly over injury or lesion
    • Over nerve trunks

     

     

    Tell Me More About the Laser & Treatment

     

    DIOWAVE Deep Tissue Laser Therapy transfers energy in the form of electrons from a light source to the microstructure of the cell, which is then able to use that energy to facilitate the operation of various cell functions.  Damaged, injured cells have lost the ability to produce energy required for cellular repair. 

     

    DIOWAVE Laser Therapy produces millions of electrons per second in such a fashion that they can immediately be used by the cellular systems to facilitate cellular reproduction and repair that subsequently reduces pain. Laboratory studies to date suggest that the use of specific wave length monochromatic light stimulates collagen production, accelerates DNA synthesis, and improves the function of normal and damaged tissue.

     

    The FDA originally approved laser treatment in 2001 as a safe method for reducing back, neck, and joint pain caused by various conditions, including: arthritis, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, Parkinson’s disease, injuries, and other causative factors.   Therapeutic laser treatment using Class III lasers was approved, and the more powerful DIOWAVE Class IV laser treatment is now the most advanced modality used to treat both chronic and acute pain caused by these various causal factors.

     

    DIOWAVE Laser Therapy provides a safe, FDA approved, non-invasive and effective treatment for pain management using a therapeutic laser.  The concentrated application of light energy penetrates into the injured area, promoting the body’s natural ability to heal.

     

    DIOWAVE Laser Therapy is a therapeutic medical treatment that utilizes light of a single coherent wavelength (laser). Light energy for therapeutic use has been well documented and is a generally accepted alternative treatment modality for the relief of pain and promotion of tissue repair. 

     

    The application of light energy to injured tissues promotes a therapeutic elevation of tissue temperature to safely increase local blood flow, lymphatic drainage and circulation to the treated area. In addition to these therapeutic thermal effects, DIOWAVE Laser Therapy acts to produce non-thermal, photochemical reactions in the treated tissue. These photochemical reactions appear to have additional therapeutic effects

     

    There are 2 Types of Lasers

     

    Class III Laser vs. Class IV Laser
    Primary difference between Class 3 and Class 4 therapy lasers is: POWER

    • Class III is maxed at 500mW (milliWatts) of power from one laser beam

     

    • DIOWAVE is cleared by the FDA for up to 10W (Watts) or 10,000mW (milliWatts) power from one laser beam

     

    DIOWAVE laser therapy reduces inflammation, increases blood flow by up to 500%, and alleviates pain of the spine, joints, muscles, and nerves caused by various factors. This is achieved by stimulating rapid healing of the soft tissue.

     

    Therapeutic lasers penetrate the skin tissue with photonic light energy (photobiostimulation), which reaches to the deep tissues and activates the enzymes and metabolic functions of the cells of the target area. The energy stimulates proper cell functioning and speeds up the healing process, thereby reducing pain and inflammation.

     

    The benefits of DIOWAVE laser treatment for pain and inflammation include rapid healing of the joints, muscles, and nerve tissues, strengthening of the treated soft tissue, improved blood flow to the affected areas, pain relief, reduced inflammation and an improved immune response. These benefits are usually realized at the time of initial therapeutic treatment, and improve with each subsequent treatment

     

    Do safety risks exist that are associated with DIOWAVE laser therapy?
    The DIOWAVE high power laser is extremely safe; however, it is not used over the eyes due to the sensitivity of the retina, therefore, all patients wear protective safety glasses during the treatment.

    Is there any pain or side effects associated with DIOWAVE laser therapy?
    The DIOWAVE high power laser is painless and has no side effects. It is completely safe. During treatment, the patient experiences a gentle warming effect, and most times a profound feeling of relaxation.

     

    PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECT

    LASER

    ULTRASOUND

    Increased Metabolism

    yes

    yes

    Vasodilatation

    yes

    yes

    Increased pain threshold

    yes

    yes

    Increased enzymatic activity

    yes

    limited

    Increased membrane permeability

    yes

    yes

    Increased Ca++

    yes

    no

    Increased mast cell degranulation

    yes

    no

    Angiogenesis

    yes

    yes

    Increased Lymphocytes

    yes

    no

    Increased collagen synthesis

    yes

    no

    Nerve regeneration

    yes

    no

    Osseointegration

    yes

    no

    Increased fibroblasts

    yes

    yes

    Improved motor nerve conduction

    yes

    no

    Immediate post injury use

    yes

    no

    Cavitation danger

    no

    yes

    Transmission gel required

    no

    yes

     

     

     

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