Laser Therapy in Gallatin, TN

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!

Deborah Callahan
Deborah Callahan
19:30 10 Aug 22
This is the first time in over 30 years that I've received complete relief. After having 5... children, I was always suffering from low back and pain in both hips. Dr Groff is patient explaining the anatomy of the pain in my back and hips, and how his decompression machines will make the adjustments to relieve that pain. I'm not his most satisfied patient, but I am one of MANY!read more
Carrie Parks
Carrie Parks
21:25 10 Jun 22
After enduring months of severe pain, it was discovered I had multiple bulging discs, and a... herniated disc. Decompression was a life saver for my quality of life. I was no longer in constant pain. I could live my life and take care of my children on a daily basis I again. I highly recommend Disc Centers of America!! The staff is amazing and always makes you feel right at home.read more
Jerran Clifton
Jerran Clifton
21:25 10 Jun 22
Love the crew and atmosphere here. They not only take great care of you but make you feel like... family while doing so. Absolutely the best chiropractic/disk center i have been to. Decompression therapy was daunting at first, but if you stick to the regimen and follow the instructions they give, it really does work. The staff always checked in with me and pushed me to do better throughout the treatment. Much appreciated. Wouldn’t be where i am mobility wise without them.read more
Scott Dunlap
Scott Dunlap
15:40 10 Jun 22
Came to this location with a lot of lower back pain from two herniated discs. I had seen multiple... orthopedic specialists and was doing physical therapy but was not receiving lasting relief. I finally tried out the spinal decompression available here and have been steadily feeling less pain and increased strength. Currently being over half way though my visits I would highly recommend spinal decompression therapy if you want real results and an alternative to surgery for your back.read more
Kathy Wright
Kathy Wright
22:00 08 Jun 22
I came to Disc Centers of American because I was in the worst pain I’d ever felt and was afraid the... only choice I had left was surgery. After only a few visits the stabbing pain in my neck and arm stopped and I was able to finally sleep through the night again. Dr Groff, Michael and the entire staff are amazing! I am so thankful I came into Disc Centers and tried disc decompression! I would highly recommend the program.read more
Jennifer Butler
Jennifer Butler
15:43 03 Jun 22
I’ve been treated here at Gallatin Disc Center for eight years, and I can’t say enough great things... about how wonderful they are here. I’ve gotten the best treatment for my back and health here. I highly recommend Gallatin Disc Center.read more
Jancie Wilkerson
Jancie Wilkerson
02:06 03 Dec 21
I highly recommend Dr. Groff and his staff. Prior to decompression therapy, I was unable to stand... more than 5 minutes at a time without horrible radiating pain and numbness to my toes. I was unable to do basic housework and could not bend to lift even lightweight items from to floor. After decompression, I'm happy to say, I literally feel like I got my life back! I've been able to maintain spinal alignment with 1-2 visits a month and a home program.read more
Donald Halden Baughman
Donald Halden Baughman
17:18 17 Nov 21
I was having level 7 or 8 out of 10 before the procedure. I only have 1 more treatment and I barely... have any pain I would say... .5read more
Sam Johnson
Sam Johnson
20:58 03 Nov 21
I have had lower back issues for many years now and it finally got bad enough where I was having... multiple health issues including nerve pain. Dr. Groff is very smart and knew exactly what my problem was as soon as he heard what my symptoms were. He got me started on the decompression treatment which is an alternative to back surgery $$$$$$. I’m making progress day by day. You must be patient for the healing process and follow their protocol. Thankful for Dr. Groff & his associates!read more
Mel Brazzell
Mel Brazzell
18:44 14 Oct 21
Been taking spinal decompression treatment for past couple months. Dr. Groff and staff are true... professionals and know what to do to help you with pain. Over last 15 years I have lived in pain. They brought back this old man to feeling my best. Give them a call and see if they cant help you too.read more
Rebecca Elrod
Rebecca Elrod
03:14 09 Dec 20
I was in extreme pain due to a bulging disc in my back. Thankfully, I pursued non-surgical... treatment from the docs at Disc Centers of America in Gallatin. Dr. Groff, Dr. Anderson & the entire staff are absolutely top notch! They are caring & sincere about their customers and helping them achieve a pain free life! I am absolutely pain free after completing the decompression therapy. I would definitely recommend them for your spinal wellness!read more
Kristina Mertz
Kristina Mertz
22:22 11 Nov 20
Best office ever! The staff and providers are so friendly, they are so laid back, such an... awesome office to come too! My pain had drastically decreased! Check them out, I'm sure they can help!read more
Tony Thomas
Tony Thomas
15:13 06 Nov 20
When I first came in here I could not walk. Being a distant runner this was a problem! After my... treatments of spinal decompression, I am a new man! No pain! The staff is unbelievably professional, knowledgeable and most of all caring and nice! Kudos to Dr. Groff and his staff. His ability to care about you as an individual regardless of what it takes shines through everyone from the front desk personnel to the therapists. Bravo!!!read more
Lonnie Prettyman
Lonnie Prettyman
15:12 05 Nov 20
I am truly thankful for my treatment here at the Disc Centers of America in Gallatin. I no longer... have pain after my 6th visit, and would recommend them to anyone seeking a pain free life due to neck and disc issues. I can not say enough kind words for the staff. They really make me feel like family and friends during my treatments. You can feel the presence of healing going on all around you when you from the moment you walk through the front doors.read more
Susan Jeffers
Susan Jeffers
19:50 04 Nov 20
I’ve been to see Dr.Groff before , but 4 months ago I took a hard fall and cracked my sacrum. The... care I have received and the healing in my body is amazing. I’ve seen all three doctors and all are fantastic and I totally trust them. I’m now doing decompression on my spine . The staff know me by name and always make me feel welcome, from coming in the door till I leave. I feel very blessed to receive the healing I’ve received and highly recommend Gallatin Chiropractor Clinic.read more
Robin Burtnett
Robin Burtnett
16:46 04 Nov 20
I highly recommend Galatin chiropractic Michael and Andrea and Gabe and Dr mark are awesome people.... They are always very helpful and smiling , everyone there is awesome. Always make sure I was comfortable doing decompression and how my pain is . And how my healing is coming along . I love all of them and would recommend them to everyone. Thanks everyone for all you have done for me to heal me and get me out of pain to make sure I was taking care of . God bless you all .read more
Alysia Horn
Alysia Horn
16:02 04 Nov 20
Dr. Groff and his team are friendly and caring. Each time I visit they all welcome me by name and... take the time to listen to my concerns. The last doctor I visited was almost out the door before I could explain what I was experiencing (and I'm not long-winded). The folks at this facility really work with you to understand the problem and find the appropriate solution. Also, I never have to wait more than a few minutes to be seen which is always a plus!read more
Don Hinson
Don Hinson
17:47 23 Dec 19
I did decompression on my low back L-5. In the beginning I had numbness tingling and pain on my... right side. It all got better between visit 6-10. Now I am finished with all my treatments but still maintaining my disc. I feel so much better. I am able to do things now that I wasn’t able to do with the back pain. I highly recommend the decompression treatment. The doctors here are great and the staff is amazing very caring!!!read more
Sue Dorminy
Sue Dorminy
20:11 20 Dec 19
I have been taking the decompression treatment and I do not have the sharp pain I had. I recommend... this treatment for neck problems. All the staff has been great. Very caring peopleread more
Mike Nelson
Mike Nelson
22:57 18 Dec 19
Best crew ever. They have completely changed me for the better. My back was so bad I couldn’t walk... but now I am finally on the road to recovery. From the front of the house all the way to the Drs they actually care. Highly recommended.read more
Louis Baskins
Louis Baskins
00:52 14 Dec 19
Dr. Groff and his staff was able to assist me in reducing the pain from my neck to my hands with... the decompression. Everyone involved was very aware of the process and extremely professional. I recommend this process as it was worth the time and money for the relief I received. I highly recommend Gallatin Chiropractic.read more
JIMMIE CUNNINGHAM
JIMMIE CUNNINGHAM
16:15 09 Oct 19
Awesome staff...great results! Very thorough and informative. Scheduling is patient friendly. The... educational component is second-to-none. The entire staff takes a very personal approach. Coming from a medical background, I was very comfortable with the knowledge base and professional expertise of Dr. Groff, his associates and the support staff. I highly recommend Gallatin Chiropractic!read more
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