Light Cure Massage + MLS Robotic Laser Therapy (aka Phototherapy)

If you use steroid injections, opiates or heavier doses of NSAID's than you would like to control your pain, Laser Therapy is an effective, non-invasive therapy that works quickly and painlessly.

We use Lightforce handheld massaging lasers and robotic guided laser therapy, both of which are extremely effective at elimimating back injury and other nervous system related pain through parasympathetic and sympathetic response in your arms and legs and other parts of your body.

Health Conditions Treated by Laser Therapy

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy (LLLT) will simultaneously stimulate healing through tissue regeneration and repair, relieve pain and inflammation, prevent tissue damange in situations where it is likely to occur, and restore function that has been lost due to...

  • Neck and back related disc compression
  • Low back disc degeneration (DDD)
  • Herniated and bulging discs
  • Sciatica
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Inflammatory types of arthritis
  • Temromandibular disorders (TMD)
  • Shoulder impingement syndromes
  • Shoulder and Hip bursitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • neuropathic pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Lymphedema
MLS Robotic Laser Therapy: Back Pain Relief; South Jordan Utah Chiropractor
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Amazing experience. Been to TONS of other chiropractors over the years. Have had back pain for 10+ years but other Dr's shrug it off and say I'll feel better after an adjustment but the back pain returns after a couple of days. Dr. Smith took me seriously and really helped to find the cause of the pain. Been seeing him for 2+ months and have a significant reduction in pain. The therapies at the office have helped immensely.

Logo for deep tissue laser therapy - spinal decompression protocol; Doctor of Chiropractic Matthew Smith

Our Unique LaZR-DCoM Spinal Rehab System


Patients claim they get results through working with us at our South Jordan, Utah Health Center that they have been unable to get anywhere else. Even after years of appointments and treatments.

Our LaZR-DCoMTM solution is a combination of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy, Massage Laser Therapy, Decompression, Manual Manipulations, and a plan for self-healing exercises and protocols for implementation at home. All of whichwork together to accelerate and support your body's own immune system ability to heal muscle strains, ligament sprains, nervous system related pain and arthritic joint imflamation.

The  relief you will get can be significant. Patients throughout the Salt Lake and Utah Valleys tell us this is in part due to the use of a combination of high-end medical technologies that can be found nowhere else.

We know you want to feel as close as possible to 100% again. Which is why we take care of what we can, and recommend our network of medical doctors and other professionals to help you get as well as you can. We are confident that we are the place to start for back pain, and want to make easy for you to see what we can do with our new patient promotion that inlcudes an Exam, Two Diagnotist Appointments and X-rays for no more than $27, that we gurantee will help you determine your best path for further back pain relief.

Make us your primary care for back pain, if you wand to find ways to avoid back surgery, reduce and possibly eliminate ibuprofen and other NSAID's, and cortisone shots for good.

Dr. Matt Smith DC applying massage laser therapy to a patient's cervical neck pain

What is Laser Therapy?

Quite simply, If it hurts? Laser therapy can help.

Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). It provides drug-free pain relief for acute and chronic pain.  With just five to ten brief treatments you can experience life changing results.  For those who are seriously considering back surgery, this is an option that can truly replace the need for surgery, by delivering similar results in less time and with less cost.

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is painless, completely safe and doesn't create heat. It uses a specific pure frequency of light to flood the targeted tissues with photons.  They specifically react with damaged cells and energize them, therby increasing cirulation to the targeted area. This stimulation creates a host of healing responses inside your body that in turn reduce your inflammation and reduce your pain. In some cases it will completely eliminate it.

Therapy is adminsitered via our M6 MLS robotic guided laser, or through our handheld massage-laser therapy option.  Which machine is used will depend on the condition being treated.  Come dressed however you prefer as treatment can be adminstered effectively regardless of what you are wearing. You will begin to feel results after just a few minutes in your first laser treatment, but the pain relieving effect lasts long afterwards.   Deep Tisue Laser Therapy is effective for all types of back pain: muscle strains, ligament sprains, Disc Injury and Degeneration, and can even help with Arthritic Joints,

Back Muscle & Ligament Pain

Muscle strains and ligament sprains are the most common types of back injuries

If you want to be back to work and doing what you love sooner, Laser Therapy can speed up the healing process by 40%.  If you are expected to recover in 10 days, we can help you recover in six.  In addition we help guid you through additional measures you can take to help assist your body's ability to heal completely and quickly.  This can include ice to control inflamation, and heat to foster healing.  As well as exercises and other measures that will help get you, your muscles and ligaments back to functional sooner than later.

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...being active is important to me and I have been suffering from lower back pain for 5 years and finally and...finally I have relief and no pain. Once again, PLEASE come by and chat with Dr. Smith if you you're suffering from pain...

Pain in Inteverbral Discs and the Spinal Column

If you are suffering from a bulging, herniated or degenerated disc, Elite Performances' proprietary LaZRr-DCoMTM Rehabilitation regimen is proven to work, and will help you get relief without drugs or surgery.

The laser works to provide near immediate pain relief and over time promotes a self-heal response from your body to give you a higher liklihood of getting your back to peak performance or near peak performance, while decompression therapy and other manual manipulations will work in concert with the laser to address the underlying cause, with the goal of delivering long-term, permanent healing.

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy Equipment; South Jordan Utah Chiropractor

Arthritic Back Joint Pain

Osteopathic Arthritis Back Pain Relief

Solution to Pain Causing Disability; Bar Chart Showing the Leading Causes of Disability; Arthrist #1 and Back Pain #2Arthritis and its 100 different manifestations has become the most common cause of disability in the United States according to the CDC. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative form arthritis which is a combination of the breakdown of joint cartilage in the facet joints and the formation of bone abnormalities such as osteophytes. It can occur as a result of age or even occur when your youger as "secondary osteoarthritis" as a result of previous injurty to the joint(s).

Inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylarthritis, psoriatic arthritis and Fibromyalgia can also affect the spine's facet joints and be the source of great pain and inflamation.  We have seen success with all types of back related arthritis, and while laser therapy is typically not the complete pain management solution, it can serve as one practical option in your toolset for managing your pain.

Studies1 have shown favorable results for those that suffer from debilitating acute and chornic arthritis...

  • 70% pain reduction in pain and improved function for osteroarthrict patients
  • a better response to acute arthritic pain vs. chronic arthritic pain
  • equal to or better than other anti-inflammatory therapy when using a combination of spectrums in a group of 514 patients
  • "an increase of collagen production and cell biostimulation occurred after four episodes of laser therapy at 24 hour intervals"
  • complete elimination of inflamation
  • reduction in the use of NSAIDs observed in a study of 224 individuals with Rheumatoid Arthritis
  •  three week treatment course consisting of 20 to 30 minutes per day for five days per week for ankylosing spondylarthritis patients showed no improvment in spinal range of motion and related laboratory tests were unchanged but pain scores, morning stiffness and frequency of nocturnal awakening were significantly reduced
  • "secondary effects include cell proliferation, protein synthesis, degranulation, growth factor secretion, myofibroblast contraction and neurotransmitter modification—depending on the cell type and its sensitivity"
  • tertiary effects which are the systemic indirect responses of distant cells

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Rhuematoid Arthritis Back Pain Relief

Anectdotally, we see patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis visit us and experience significant pain reliefe using laser therapy.  There are limited studies supporting its use. But so far, the evidence is conclusive that Laser Therapy provides a medication free alternative that works to reduce pain.

For those that suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis, perhaps more importantly, we are solely dependent on one solution that can help, but there are a combination of measures that we can take that make Elite a cost-competitive method for ongoing pain management when compared to managing pain through prescriptions.