Bulging and Herniated Disc Treatment in Lubbock

Since becoming certified in the Kennedy Decompression Technique in 2007, I’ve treated hundreds of patients with disc problems ranging from herniated and bulging discs to degenerative discs and sciatica.  I’ve used the Triton DTS non-surgical disc decompression table exclusively due to its ease of use and ability to treat both neck and low back conditions.  Now, I’m excited to add Diolase 10 Class IV Laser Pain Therapy to this treatment.  The Class IV laser is a non-invasive, pain-

Diolase 10 Laser Pain Therapy

free therapy that can be used on practically any patient.  Fusion plates and screws? Not a problem.  Implanted stimulator?  No problem.  The laser not only helps reduce pain but also helps to promote healing of the tissue and reduce muscle spasm.  The laser along with the decompression provide an extra option for people suffering from back pain, disc pain, and failed back surgery syndrome.  Lately, I’ve been treating patients who’ve already had at least one back surgery but still have the same or nearly the same pain as before surgery.  Patients have felt like there was no hope for them since they’d already tried surgery, injections, pain medication, physical therapy, and even other chiropractors.  Proper evaluation and use of the decompression table, Class IV laser pain therapy, chiropractic treatment, and focused strengthening exercises has allowed me to help patients who may have not been able to get relief before.

Foot Neuropathy and Pain treatment with Laser Therapy

This summer, I had several patients come in the office for different issues with the hopes that the laser would help.  A couple of patients came in for hip pain and asked about if it would help their neuropathy and foot pain.  They both described their pain as a burning sensation in the bottom of their feet that makes their feet feel like they’re “on fire” by the end of the day.  I began treatments on their feet by using the diolase 10 laser for 3-5 minutes per foot with an initial treatment schedule of 3 sessions in one week.  An interesting side note is that both had a slight increase in pain after the first treatment which is completely normal.  The laser causes vasodilation which opens up blood flow to the feet and can cause that soreness.  Both patients had 6 sessions per foot and noticed a dramatic change in their pain at the end of the day.  I did have a couple of patients who only had minor relief of their foot pain.  My best estimate is about a 75% success rate with the laser treatment.  The great thing is the treatment is safe, relatively painless, and quick.  Proper diet, exercise, and foot care are also a big part of helping with neuropathy.  Give us a call at Helton Chiropractic to see if you are a candidate for Laser Pain Therapy.