Laser Therapy in Lakeland, FL

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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Washington Post article on the Laser, 2004: Olympian Ambitions – The U.S. Olympic training centers in Colorado Springs and Chula Vista, Calif., are using cold lasers. The Olympic training center in Lake Placid, N.Y., plans to offer the therapy within a few months.According to Edward Ryan III, director of Sports Medicine for the U.S. Olympic Training Center, the cold laser has given athletes significant relief from pain and increased their range of motion. Because the device is hand-held and portable, he said, it can even be used in competition venues. NFL: The Washington Post reported the use of the MicroLight Laser by the New England Patriots of the National Football League prior to their 2004 Super Bowl XXXVIII victory.

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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Treasa Towson
Treasa Towson
19:20 21 Dec 22
Absolutely love Dr Kern, Rebecca and his entire staff. After only 1 Softwave treatment I feel so much better. I am blessed to have found them and highly recommend them to anyone who has been in pain.... I look forward to visiting them for the rest of my treatments and I really look forward to getting my healthy life back. Thank you Kern Chiropractic staff...for your kindness and TLC.read more
Brenda Cannon
Brenda Cannon
17:29 18 Sep 22
Dr Kern and the entire staff were very friendly and made me feel that they were glad that I chose to come see them. They all listened to the information that I gave them. Then we discussed what would... happen next. I am very excited to move forward with my healing with this awesome team.read more
Michael Savage
Michael Savage
16:12 25 Aug 22
Dr Kern and the entire staff at Disc Center are outstanding. From the first consult and down through my current treatments, they’ve been attentive and professional. Every person on the team gets to... know you with genuine caring, and the decompression benefits are noticeable within a few visits. I felt that Dr Kern was thorough and appreciated his diagnostics before moving me into the right treatment. I’ve done chiropractic for general health for decades, so when it came time to seek out some pain relief I was extremely critical of who I’d use, and Dr Kern is by far the DC that stood out as the go to. I am about half way in on my treatment plan and excited at the progress.read more
Rhonda Bolender
Rhonda Bolender
17:10 17 Aug 22
From my first phone call for an appointment through my initial consultation, I was impressed with the truly caring and thoughtful treatment I received. Over the years I have been treated by several... Chiropractors but this office does more and has stayed in touch with the latest technics. I truly feel that everyone in this office has my best outcome at heart. I am so happy that I did my research and chose Dr. Kern and his team to help me.read more
william charon
william charon
16:07 20 Jul 22
Great People and they are always there to help you. The treatments have helped me and I fully have trust in Dr Kern and his Staff.
Sam Jordan
Sam Jordan
21:12 14 Jul 22
Great place, very personal each and every time you visit. They listen to your concerns and make every effort to elevate your issues. I’ve had lower back issues for many years and this is the first... time that I can say each time I go in now “ My back feels great”read more
Jamie Waring
Jamie Waring
20:06 14 Jul 22
Randomly found this place when I was in so much pain that I literally couldn’t walk. Dr. kern really took the time to get the right images to safely take care of my injury and within 4 sessions of... the spinal decompression therapy I was able to walk again! I still have many more sessions to go to get to the point I used to be at but what a change within just a week. Dr. Kern really cares for his patients, each and every one of them and went above and beyond the expectations I had. Thank you!read more
Marc Cardoso
Marc Cardoso
20:07 13 Jul 22
Keep sending me text messages to be here at 1:30 for my appointment and they open at 2 pm . Missed work to be here at 1:30 arrived at 1:10. Rebeca and Dr. Kern were nice after I give the place a... chance for a treatment on my arm and shoulder. Thank you againread more
Blair Clarke
Blair Clarke
22:53 13 Jun 22
Professional and friendly staff, and very effective treatments. I highly recommend.
KEN
KEN
16:16 05 May 22
Time and time again Dr.Kern has kept me on my feet. I'm very grateful.In my personal experience with several other chiropractors over the years, Dr.Kern is one of the best in the area.
Julianne Albrecht
Julianne Albrecht
16:06 27 Apr 22
Kern chiropractic is amazing! I have been a patient for 3 years now. They help me through every Injury I incur. They definitely put their patients needs above themselves. I am currently in... decompression therapy for 2 herniated disks. I went from not being able to walk without crutches to being my normal self! I always recommend Kern. If you haven’t started your healing, what are you waiting for?!read more
Shylah Ward
Shylah Ward
16:35 29 Mar 22
Very nice office and the staff was very welcoming and friendly. I have to return to go over options. Dr. Kern took his time explaining all the issues I have going on in my neck region. This is the... first detailed explanation I have received since learning of all I have managed to do to myself. I will be returning to go over treatment options, this is a 4th opinion prior to surgery. Staff and Dr. Kern 5 stars!read more
LeEtta Oyen
LeEtta Oyen
18:58 22 Mar 22
Kern Chiropractic is first class! From the time you step foot in the door with a warm greeting to leaving with a goodbye, excellent care is given at every step in the process. Dr. Kern is one of the... most compassionate, honest and knowledgeable individuals I know. After inquiring and listening to me, he treats, educates and answers my questions. He is excellent in his field.read more
Rita Gorham
Rita Gorham
16:28 15 Mar 22
I came to Dr Kern last year with a damage discs in my back with a lot of pain 8 years ,it was my last alternative before surgery ,so I begin 36 treatments.I recently had an MRI done and 3 of my... bulging discs has gone and I’m able to do things I could not before, with this disc decompression it has outstanding results. I recommend Dr kern @ Lakeland disc Center and his staff treat you like family.read more
Rodney Harrell
Rodney Harrell
12:44 06 Mar 22
Everyone else said the next step is surgery I went to see Dr.Kern he said let me help you. He said NO SURGERY after going over my MRI and 17 sessions no more pain and off all those pain pills my life... has truly been wonderful the crazy thing about it Dr.Kern told me to drink plenty of water ? after every session I didn't believe it but I listened and did everything what Dr.Kern told me to do it's good back at 95% the other 5% is being lazy when I can THANK AGAIN Dr.Kernread more
Eva Joiner
Eva Joiner
17:23 18 Nov 21
I don’t even know where to begin .I get teary-eyed thinking about it .I have suffered with lower back pain since I was 12 after falling on ice and breaking my tailbone .It just got progressively... worse as I got older. I would pull my back out two , three times a year .could barely walk . only relief I had was laying in bed flat .by the grace of God I was on Instagram and found decompression at Dr. Kerns office which I’ve been thinking about doing for quite a while finally decided to do it went in for treatment and since the treatment I have gotten such a great relief . my back hasn’t gone out in the last eight months since I’ve been going . I plan on going in for a tweaking probably for the rest of my life just like a car you’ve got to get serviced .so I am thrilled beyond words . I love the Kern family and their associates ..they are like family to me I love them all ❤️❤️❤️❤️read more
Talia Needham
Talia Needham
16:38 23 Oct 21
All of the staff was extremely nice, including the Doctor. I'm looking forward to getting started with my back.Update**Thoroughly DISAPPOINTED with my results!! ? Dr. Kern was excited about... getting me started on treatment and explained to my fiance and me that afterward, we could do a post-treatment MRI to see how much "good" the treatment did. At first, I felt a little better but then hit a plateau where I just didn't get any better throughout the treatments..and was just having a lot of pain! At the end of treatment it was a completely different "tune" from the doctor. He would NOT send me for a post-MRI scan saying that my case was too "involved to see the results we were expecting" and "I needed to take a couple of weeks to break then come back for more treatment bi-weekly".. for MORE money of course (not covered by insurance)..then just MAYBE we would see results!!?? ??? still nothing was ever said about an MRI for proof that any "good" and disc repair was actually being done. Very disappointing experience with the amount of money I paid. 3800$ CASH TO BE EXACT! If you have more than a few minor disc issues then DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY!I will add this since this review triggered a phone call to us today.If the doctor would have been 100% upfront and honest in our initial consultation, (instead of half-truths)...Explaining that my case was way more involved than the average person AND that he suspected my treatment plan would take a lot longer than one single round, resulting in more money, than maybe my fiance and I wouldn't have been so upset with the first result at the end of treatment. However, I believe the Doctor knew that if he was 100 percent honest with us during the initial consultation, then we probably would have never started treatments too begin with. He claimed today on the phone while speaking to my fiance that the issues of my caliber could take a long time to resolve. Well, guess what Doc?? You never said that upfront!!!. We both were told, I WOULD see a difference. Maybe, if you would have been completely honest from the beginning, NONE of this would be happening. Now, you've left a horrible taste in my mouth from the way you attempted to resolve this. Do I think you care about me and your other patients, yes. However, I personally think you care MORE about the money.read more
douglas andress
douglas andress
16:58 06 Aug 21
First class organization ! Super nice staff with a heart felt family atmosphere , and very thorough ! Office is clean and neat ! Your not just a number here , Dr Kern and his staff really care . If... your looking for all of the above and the latest technology in chiropractic care , hands down they are the best . Thank you for what you , you've been a Godsend !read more
Winston Wraps
Winston Wraps
23:36 04 Aug 21
Amazing team, QUALITY CARE, exceptional customer service...the entire staff whole heartedly cares about helping you feel better and love a better quality of life pain free! It’s very refreshing to... find a doctor who is compassionate and has outstanding “bedside manner”. I love Dr.Kern’s office and tell everyone about them!read more
Jen Ortiz
Jen Ortiz
16:12 27 Jul 21
I’ve been to a dozen chiropractors and none of them have helped me as much as Kern Chiropractic. I am so grateful for all the time and care that they have invested in me feeling my best. I will never... go anywhere else.read more
Liz Martin
Liz Martin
15:07 16 Jun 21
Quality care team that truly cares about your full recovery. Knowledgeable caring staff all throughout my treatment here. Happy uplifting atmosphere with top notch treatments available. This was my... first time ever going to a chiropractor and Dr. Kern and staff genuinely care and make the entire experience comfortable by fitting all my personal needs. I’ve been going here for 6 months and never need to look any further for my chiropractic care. As I like to say, “best popcorn poppin’, snap, crackle, pop, my back has ever experienced.” ? I would recommend this office to anyone and everyone.read more
kelly baer
kelly baer
22:49 21 Jul 20
I was not a patient but was in a lot of pain. I called Dr. Kern's office and they fit me in on the same day. The office staff and the Dr. went out of their way to make me feel appreciated. They set... me up for x-rays the next day and I was able to go that afternoon with the x-rays back to the office for treatment. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone looking for caring, competent professional chiropractic care.read more
Kris Wing
Kris Wing
16:28 10 Jul 20
Dr. Kern spent an hour with us on our first visit! How many doctors do this these days? Most of the time doctors usher me in and out and take no time to really understand what is going on in order to... help me get better. Not Dr. Kern. He truly cares about your health and helping you get better any way he can.read more
Hector Alicea
Hector Alicea
20:36 12 Jun 20
Amazing staff. Dr. Kern listens to you and tries his best to help you understand your pain and the procedure that needs to be taken. Best chiropractor I have seen yet. Highly recommend!
Paul Thomas
Paul Thomas
16:36 22 Apr 20
I must say that the staff at Kern Chiropratic are very polite friendly caring they are awesome!!! DR Graham Kern is a doctor who takes his time explaining procedures and the process for the health... care that is provided and the health care you need. Doctors like DR Graham Kern are hard to find!!! I have had two consultation and with my findings DR Graham Kern gives you hope and I believe he is a man with a big heart and truly cares for his patients!!! Thank you to the great staff and a Great doctor DR Graham Kern!!!read more
Scott farrington
Scott farrington
03:17 20 Mar 20
De Kern and his staff are extremely friendly and professional. They make you feel at ease the moment you walk in the door. Especially liked the thorough intake interview and testing that was done.... Highly recommend this fine organization. They make you feel like your the only client they have.read more
rmrsm79
rmrsm79
17:13 25 Feb 20
First medical office I have been in since I was child where I didn't and never have felt like just a number or the next invoice for profit. Yes while this is a business to make money and rightly so... in America, they take the time to make you feel comfortable, welcome, and that they are trying the best they can to actually help. I feel like my concerns are listened to and in return I trust the medical insight and expertise among all of the staff. Highly recommend this establishment.read more
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