Low Level Laser Therapy

Low level laser therapy (LLLT) or “cold laser” therapy is a treatment that makes use of specific wavelengths of light to interact with the tissue. Known to help accelerate the healing process, low level laser therapy is used on patients suffering from a variety of chronic and acute conditions. It’s also known to help eliminate swelling and pain, increase functionality, and reduce spasms.

How LLLT Works

Cold lasers are devices which produce very specific frequencies and intensities of light waves which interact with our cells. Typically, laser applicators will range to cover areas from the size of tip of your 5th digit to about the size of a fist. The laser is directly placed over the treatment area for around 30 seconds, up to several minutes, depending on the dose provided by the unit and the area being treated.

During the procedure, the device emits non-thermal protons of light which pass through the skin layers. The light has the capability to penetrate 2 to 5 centimetres below the skin. Treatment wavelengths between 600-1050nm are typically used, and at a power of up to 1,500mW in low-level laser systems.

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As soon as the light energy passes through the skin and reaches the area being targeted, it absorbs and interacts with the cell’s light sensitive elements. This process is analogous to the photosynthesis process in plants—sunlight absorbed by the plants is converted into usable energy that can help them grow.

In a similar manner, as soon as the cells absorb the light energy, a series of events in the cell is initiated. While research on cold laser therapy is still ongoing, studies over the past two decades have found responses including reduction of inflammation and edema (swelling), reduced pain, wound healing and eventual normalising of the injured or damaged tissue.

In addition, the therapy is also known to increase intracellular metabolism by up regulation of ATP synthesis and results in a significant reduction in healing time.

Benefits of Low Level Laser Therapy

Safe, non-invasive, and highly effective, low level laser therapy has been known to be particularly helpful in the treatment of persistent, stubborn, and difficult to treat conditions such as chronic neck and back pain, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, and other muscle and joint pains.

Cold laser treatments are also beneficial for use with acute injuries due to their ability to reduce the inflammatory response.

Low level laser therapy can stimulate all cell types including ligament, cartilage, muscle, nerves, etc. so it can be used to treat a number of conditions. Some of the conditions that we typically treat using low level laser therapy include:

  • Back pain
  • Arthritis pain
  • Neck pain
  • Neuropathic pain (nerve pain) i.e. from
  • Disc injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Shoulder pain or frozen shoulder
  • Knee pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Fibromyalgia pain

Therapeutic Benefits

Cold laser therapy has been known to provide exceptional therapeutic benefits including:

Rapid Cellular Repair

Laser light has been known to accelerate healing through increased cellular energy production.

Reduced Formation of Fibrous Tissue

Laser light significantly reduces scar tissue formation, resulting in more complete healing. It also helps warrant a minimal chance for weakness and re-injury.

Anti-inflammatory Action

Laser light has been known to help reduce swelling, leading to less stiffness, decreased pain, and faster return of normal muscle and joint function.

Faster Healing of Wounds

Laser light can help accelerate collagen synthesis in damaged tissues and stimulate fibroblast development. Thus patients post-surgery or post-injury may benefit from low level laser therapy as part of their recovery.

Stimulates Nerve Function

Laser light can help speed up the nerve cell processes, resulting to decreased numbness and pain for those with nerve-related conditions.

Is Low Level Laser Therapy Right For Me?

In order to determine if this technology is right for you, please schedule a consultation with one of our highly trained doctors of chiropractic in order to better assess your condition.

In many cases, a customised treatment plan involving specific manual therapies, advanced therapeutic technologies like LLLT or others, and specific rehabilitation exercises will give our patients the best chance of feeling better and maintaining long-term recovery.

When you book now, you’ll get our:

  • Relieve pain, restore your body’s natural function & avoid surgery with our Signature Functional Correction Method (FCM)
  • Get spot-on analysis and professional advice on what’s causing pain, and how to treat it with our Doctor’s Consult + Examination

Schedule your appointment right now & we’ll EVEN throw in these bonuses for FREE!

  • Break down stubborn muscle knots and old scar tissue with or Doctor Directed Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Calm down & relax with our soothing ATT-300 roller massage bed
  • Get a free Follow Up Consult + Xray/ MRI Review (*T&C applies)

PLUS 1 Additional Bonus Therapy (tailored specifically to you by the doctor after your consult)

*You get ALL of this for just $88

(originally priced @ $248).

Hear What Our Patients Say

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Iv Iv
Iv Iv
My husband has been dealing with lower back pain for years. Did some research online and made an appointment with Elite. This was about 3 years ago, and my husband is still with Dr Michael. :)
Stella Amanda
Stella Amanda
I found out about Elite Spine Centres after struggling with neck and shoulder pain and migraines. I have never tried chiropractic before. I had my own doubts and concerns. But decided to give it a try anyway based on the good review from Google. From the first moment I reached out, the team has always been very helpful and friendly. I came with lots of questions about my condition as well as the chiropractic itself. Dr. Mike understood my concern. He patiently explained every time I have questions, about my progress and also any other symptoms/sensation that I noticed after starting treatment. At the initial process, he gave a gentler adjustment, until I was more accustomed to the experience. He even went the extra mile to provide me with resources to help me exercise/train my shoulder. The comprehensive treatment, stretches and exercises given to me helped my symptoms a lot. They haven't completely gone away as this is a long process. But I haven't taken any painkiller again since then. Overall, great experience. I've even recommended this place to friends are experiencing similar issues. Thank you Dr. Mike and team :)
Ks Chia
Ks Chia
Very professional and caring team. Mum’s spinal issue improved after trying all sorts of therapy elsewhere. Knee problem has always been an issue too and i have seen great improvement.
Since am working in healthcare industry for 30+ years, rarely I will comment on medical treatments & Outcomes due to lot of unknown factors. However, this time I felt compelled to write this review for sharing my personal experiences with Dr Mike and his professionally trained team from Elite Spine Care centre. First, up all I have had a pleasant treatment and impressed with customized therapy and clinical services provided over 16 sessions at timely manner. They never acted like they didn’t have time for me. I received extensive help at any time from Dr Mike and all clinical and admin staffs, which I really appreciated. Since am in Technology side, my job required extensive work on IT systems, cause of that end of the day I used to have severe pain on my right neck, right shoulder and right leg. I got this pain from late 2015 when I attempted to lift a heavy object Since then I had a weaving Scapula on right shoulder & radiating pain on right neck and arm. I had numerous number of consultations with Ortho and spine specialists, MRI and CT studies and Physiotherapy sessions start from 2015. However, pain had increased steeply and even led to muscle loss on my right arm and shoulder joints. I could not bear the pain and decided to search for alternate treatments such as Ayurvedic, Traditional Chinese massage, accupuncture, etc at various places. By God’s, grace one of my friend introduced Dr Mike and intially signed up for 16 sessions at discounted and offordable price I would like to say what a positive experience I had with Dr Mike and his team. They explained everything to me and made every visit more comfortable and worry free. After 4 sessions, I have realised the benefits and now I do not have much pain and recovering from muscle loss and scapula weaving. I have planned to extend the treatment for another 1 year for stabilise the condition. Right now am looking forward to have regular session with Dr Mike and his team. Once again my sincere thanks to Dr Mike, his therapists and all Clinical and administrative staffs for the respect and care that you have showed me. You are always very special people in my heart
Muhd Hidayat
Muhd Hidayat
Dr Mike and the Elite Gang have been amazing hosts in my chiropractic journey. Dr Mike often emphasises that chiropractic isn't a one-day miracle cure. Chiropractic is about the re-introduction of movements in which the body has not utilised and maintaining them. In the beginning, I was looking for a treatment that would help elevate the ache between my shoulder blades from physical activities. Dr Mike provided a fluid program which resulted in an improvement on my shoulder mobility and the ache reduced gradually. Eventually, my aim is to be more aware of my body structure and search for methods to improve muscle recovery after intense physical activities. Armed with skilled hands, new technology and a friendly, caring team, Elite Spine has provided me with an amazing care in my recovery and fine-tuning of my body. Thanks ya'lls!!
Xin Yu Chua
Xin Yu Chua
I had severe aching from the lower back down to my feet, it was so bad that I absolutely needed a massage almost everyday. Just a few sessions at Elite Spine made a huge difference and I could now walk/ stand for a long time and run abit without experiencing much soreness. Sleep quality also improved. I also like that there were home stretches recommended to improve condition and body posture. Doctors and staff there were very friendly, I could bring my toddler with me when needed. A tremendous improvement in quality of life, thank you!
Henry Loh
Henry Loh
I am very thankful that my son, Ryan, also client there, recommended me to Elite Spine Centre. I have undergo the treatment for my lumbar stenosis for slightly more than a month & I am able to stand & walk longer with much lesser pain. Dr Mike & Dr Fraser, and the team are very friendly and professional in dealing with the treatment/ providing services. they provide valuable advice and they do NOT do hard selling. The treatment they provided is complete treatment for the whole body spine with different type of treatments that tailor to your issues. Thank you very much.. Henry Loh
I am very thankful that I have came across this Chiropractor Centre that I have undergo the treatment for my stiff neck and shoulder. I been through few chiropractor centres in Singapore and I would said that this centre that you do NOT want to miss. Dr mike and the team is very friendly and professional in dealing with the treatment/ providing services. they provide valuable advice and they do NOT do hard selling. The treatment they provided is complete treatment for the whole body spine with different type of treatments that tailor to your issues..
Edward Ng
Edward Ng
Elite Spine Centre is one of the best & most well-equipped chiropractic centre located in SG. Dr Mike is extremely professional & well versed in his field. Having a vast knowledge & experience, he is able to diagnose the root of the issue & work up a treatment plan aiming towards having a lasting recovery instead of just simply "cracking" a few bones to treat only the symptoms temporarily. The team of awesome ladies at Elite Spine Centre, ever friendly & approachable, is always there to ensure that the patient's treatment runs smoothly throughout the whole process. Most definitely recommend anyone seeking chiropractic treatment to visit Elite Spine Centre. Thank you Dr Mike & the awesome team of ladies at Elite Spine Centre 🤙🏾
Nastassja Conning
Nastassja Conning
Dr Mike and his team are just fantastic in every way. I’ve been to other chiro’s in the past and nothing compares to elite spinal centre! Dr Mike genuinely cares about what the issue is, how you’re feeling and the best way to get you better. Above this, his team are incredibly kind, caring and just make you feel at ease. Could not recommend them enough.