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Degenerative disease, chronic pain, and severe injuries cause more than pain upon impact. Over the days, weeks, and years to come, your life will change in many ways. Your mobility becomes limited, which means you don’t engage in much (if any) physical activity. You may not travel anymore or participate in some hobbies. Sleeping becomes difficult, further complicating your life.
At this point, you may have strongly considered prescription painkillers or surgery to get back to the life you once lived. There is another way though, and it’s known as K-Laser therapy.
Our lead chiropractor, Dr. Neil Fico, offers K-Laser therapy, which uses light energy for pain relief and healing. These lasers are Class IV, which is the top of the class. K-Lasers can go more deeply, reaching the body’s tissues for a true change in pain levels.
How does this happen? Light has various wavelengths that can promote the tissue to heal. By targeting those wavelengths with the K-Laser, light travels more deeply. It will reach down to the cell’s membrane.
This triggers photo-biostimulation, which may be able to reverse damage to the injured or damaged tissue. There will be more collagen and endorphins to the area (for less pain) and more regeneration, or healing.
With regular K-Laser therapy from Dr. Fico, you’ll finally have a reliable, non-surgical means of pain relief. Within a few appointments, you should notice fewer muscle spasms, less swelling and stiffness, and less pain. Sometimes it only takes a single appointment for these effects to take place, although results vary by patient.
Once your chiropractor decides to end your laser therapy, you should have less pain and more mobility. This allows you to get back to the activities and hobbies that once enriched your life and enjoy these again without pain.
There is nothing to fear about laser therapy. It does not hurt, requires little if any recovery time, and has few if any side effects. The laser tends to feel warm according to some patients. It never burns, even if it’s placed in one spot for minutes at a time, which sometimes does happen (up to nine minutes at a time for severely damaged areas).
The laser itself comes out of a device the chiropractor holds, not some big, heavy machinery. That should also contribute to your peace of mind about the K-Laser treatment.
Are you looking for laser therapy in Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island? Contact us at Strand Spine Institute. As your Myrtle Beach chiropractor, our other services include wellness products and advice, massage therapy, nutritional advice, and chiropractic techniques such as the Sacro-Occipital (SOT) technique, Arthrostim Adjusting Instrument Protocols, the Thompson Drop technique, the Gonstead technique, and the Diversified technique. Call us today at 843-979-2273 or visit us at Strand Spine Institute on 12465 Ocean Parkway to learn more or schedule an appointment.
$99 Initial Consultation Exam &
Spinal Decompression Trial Treatment*
$49 Initial Laser Consultation and 1st Treatment*
*Cannot be combined with insurance
Dr. Fico has been nothing short of a godsend to me….
I walked in with neck pain at a 7-8 on the pain scale. Dr. Fico worked me up with scans, x-rays and an examination and developed a treatment plan. I walked out two months later with a pain level of 2-3. Very happy me. I continue to go see Dr. Fico for regular treatments to stay well. Kristy, their nutritionist took me under her belt and provided me with natural remedies for my pain, anxiety, depression and stomach issues. I did a 10 day cleanse with guidance - Worth it! The staff is so very kind, compassionate and caring. I felt like I was going to see friends that cared about my entire wellbeing and health, not just my neck. Forever grateful!.
Meet with the expert practitioners at Strand Spine! You’ll enjoy the care, wisdom, guidance and accountability they provide. Working with Dr. Parada and Kristy Whitehead has helped me significantly in my progress towards a healthier, more productive life. My regular adjustments, prescribed exercises and nutrition plan have increased my energy levels, changed my eating habits and prepared me well for my marathon this past January. I’ve lost weight, increased my flexibility and feel great.
- Brandon Schaefer
Dr. Fico was referred to me by Dr. Waters an Orthopedic Surgeon. I have also been evaluated by Neuro Surgeons with no hope short of surgery. I was in constant lower back pain, unable to stand or walk without the help of a cane. Dr. Fico and his very professional staff treated my wife and I like family.
Using the Spinal Decompression machine and spinal manipulation my compromised spine with two bulging discs, birth defects, began to heal. In only eighteen treatments I can now enjoy shopping for hours, travel in a car, vacation, and do normal house hold responsibilities without pain or limitations. I recommend the Strand Spine Institute to anyone that wishes to regain and maintain a healthy , happy life.
I was worse off than I thought and we talked about a long term plan rather than the quick fix I was used to. After recommending the DRX9000 for treating my neck and back problems, I was on board. But I have to admit, I didn’t have the highest hopes. My skepticism disappeared when we saw the x-rays of my spine after I had finished my treatments. The space that was missing between my lower discs from the initial X-ray was now back significantly. Having a multitude of tools at his disposal like K-Laser treatment definitely helped in my recovery.
- Billy Zorn
Three years ago I came to Strand Spine Institute because I could not sit for any period of time without pain in my sciatic nerve. I had never been to a chiropractor but did not want to take drugs so I gave the chiropractor option a try. After taking a set of x-rays and discussing my lifestyle, Dr. Fico came up with a treatment plan which included Spinal Decompression, chiropractic adjustments every couple of days and ice daily. After a few weeks of this treatment, my sciatica had greatly improved and sitting for a period of time was no longer an issue. I did not want this to happen again so we discussed on-going treatment as well as wellness. I have continued monthly with Spinal Decompression, Chiropractic Adjustments and an occasional K-Laser treatment.
I have added probiotics to my supplements and changed to the Metagenics Wellness Essentials. All of these plus workouts with my personal trainer at the gym have greatly improved my back as well as my knees. The staff at Strand Spine Institute has been such a blessing in my well-being and even though I am 67 I feel like I am younger than that and able to do so much. Wish it would improve my golf game!!