by Advantage Therapy Solutions
“I was in such pain. I was unable to do my daily activities, I couldn’t turn over in bed it was so bad. On the sixth week (of treatment) I was 90% better and now I feel great!” -Margaree, Advantage Therapy Solutions Patient
Chronic pain can have a huge impact on a person’s life. Luckily for chronic pain patients in Eastern North Carolina, there is a non-invasive, thoroughly researched, and highly effective treatment option available right here in Greenville! At Advantage Therapy Solutions, we offer photobiomodulation therapy, or phototherapy for short.
Phototherapy is the use of light and laser devices to stimulate the production of ATP in the mitochondria of your cells, relieve oxidative stress and restore cellular respiration with specific wavelengths of photons. In low doses, photon stimulation increases circulation and decreases inflammation. In larger doses, photon stimulation inhibits peripheral nerve action potentials by about 30% for up to 24 hours. In other words: phototherapy increases blood flow, (and therefore oxygen and nutrients), to damaged tissues while decreasing inflammation and pain. With consistent treatment, these treatments can have long-lasting results.
Advantage Therapy Solutions offers two types of phototherapy treatments: a whole body pod treatment and a concentrated handheld laser treatment administered by a certified laser therapist.
The whole body pod is a relaxing 20-minute treatment. Although the pod looks like a tanning bed, it has no UV light and does not expose the user to any potentially harmful wavelengths. The pod has five wavelengths in three colors—GREEN, RED, and NEAR INFRARED—with each producing different physiological effects and penetrating to different depths in the body. Think of it like a multivitamin for the outside of your body! Many patients notice an immediate reduction in pain and a boost of energy after a whole body pod treatment.
A handheld laser treatment is a more concentrated treatment for a specific painful area. A certified laser therapist administers this treatment during a 30-minute appointment. Treatment is safe, painless, and non-invasive. There is no down-time after treatment, so you can go right back to your day as soon as you leave!
We can prove that phototherapy relieves chronic pain symptoms with hundreds of published studies (really, just call and ask!) but we find that most people want to know about real patient experiences. We love to let our patients speak for us!
Chronic Knee Pain
“Being an amputee for 28 years, overcoming that, and then having to deal with my good leg giving me problems was very frustrating. At the end of the day I was having to go home and sit and relax and take NSAIDS. I was having a lot of issues with knee pain. I said, why not, I’ll give this a try. I don’t have to wear a knee brace anymore. I’m able to go without taking Ibuprofen every 4 hours. It was life changing.” -Shane
“Wow! I’m so thankful I finally tried a treatment with you all. I had a migraine that would not go away and went in on Friday. By the time I got back to Kinston it was gone. I’ve had migraines for a long time and have never had one go away without medicine. It was amazing that the light therapy worked so fast! Also, you were fantastic getting me in so quick! Thank you!!” -Amanda
Chronic Back Pain
“I have been treated at Advantage Therapy Solutions for about a year. I came in for a herniated disc, arthritis in my spine and arthritis that had worn away the joint in my thumb. I had to wear a splint on my thumb to relieve the pain. I enjoyed the treatments, the very informative staff, and good results I was getting. I now only go once a month for maintenance. I do not wear the splint on my thumb anymore and I DO NOT take any pain medicine! Thank you Advantage Therapy Solutions!” -Carl
Chronic Pain Presentation
We are not suggesting that you quit seeing your medical doctors and come to us instead. Quite the contrary! We want to be part of your wellness team. We are excited to announce that Dr. Jason Lee, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist, will be giving a presentation about chronic pain on February 24, 2020. Dr. Lee will discuss causes of chronic pain, treatment options, and how phototherapy can treat chronic pain at the source! For more information, visit our website: http://www.advantagetherapysolutions.com.
Advantage Therapy Solutions is located at 212 E. Arlington Blvd. Learn more about chronic pain relief through photobiomodulation by calling (252) 689-8729 or visiting http://www.advantagetherapysolutions.com.