What Is Deep Tissue Laser Treatment?

Learn more about deep tissue laser from Get Off My Nerves Chiropractic of Baton Rouge & Denham Springs, LA.

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is a cutting edge, non-invasive treatment designed to speed up your body's healing process. The therapy works on the deep tissue to help with pain, inflammation and healing. This FDA cleared treatment can be safely used as an adjunct or replacement for pharmaceutical drugs and surgery.

How does it work?

The use of light produces signaling molecules that induces growth production, to increase cell proliferation and motility, and to promote extracellular matrix deposition and pro-survival pathways. Outside the cell, nitric oxide signaling drives vasodilation which improves microcirculation in the damaged tissue, delivering oxygen, vital sugars, proteins, and salts while removing wastes.


Deep Tissue Laser Therapy treatments must be administered directly to the skin, as laser light cannot penetrate through layers of clothing. You will feel a soothing warmth as the therapy is administered. Depending on the condition being treated your therapy may be administered through either a contact or non-contact hand piece. Laser therapy treatments last between 5 and 10 minutes depending on the condition being treated. Patients generally see results after 3 to 5 treatments.

Dr. Cathy will develop a treatment plan that is optimal for your condition.


An adjunct to prescription drugs
Substitute for surgery
A pre-surgery treatment
Post-surgery treatment to accelerate healing
A long-term pain management system
Acute injury treatment