Laser Therapy For Low Back Pain in Fairlawn

low back pain relief with chiropractic care

Laser therapy in Fairlawn has been a hot topic since it is used through many platforms to improve vision, remove tattoos, even prevent hair growth. People may associate the word laser with scarring, burning, or being harmful, but the Erchnoia PF Touch Laser uses extremely low levels of light to promote the body's natural healing at a cellular level - it does not burn or scar the skin like traditional lasers. You will not feel any discomfort or side effects through our laser therapy treatments. Our PF Touch low-level laser restores energy production to your cells so you are able to perform regular functions. Cold lasers stimulate all types of cells, including muscles, ligaments, nerves, and cartilage to loosen muscles, increase healing and decrease pain.

Erchonia's FDA-market-cleared painless low-level laser has been proven in clinical tests to reduce and eliminate acute and chronic pain in the neck, shoulders, back, feet, and other musculoskeletal areas. This low-level laser technology has been shown to stimulate healing and reduce pain and inflammation by accelerating the speed, quality, and strength of tissue repair to return people to an active lifestyle after just a few weeks of treatment without undergoing surgery.

The PF Touch provides patients experiencing chronic lower back pain with a non-invasive, efficacious solution to quickly improve their quality of life without surgery.


Opioids are not the answer to treating lower back pain. While being highly addictive, opioids only have minimal effectiveness of 30% for pain reduction. NSAIDs like aspirin, ibuprofen, and Tylenol hardly treat pain and have several side effects which can be harmful to your health.

Low-Level Laser Therapy at Peak Family Chiropractic in Fairlawn has a proven success rate with no side effects or adverse reactions, which is why it is the more effective option for treating chronic lower back pain of musculoskeletal origin. Plus, it has lasting results, unlike medications.


The Lower Back with the person face down

If the lower back is tight or has marble-like knots in it that are causing the pain, then we must treat this area.

The marble's that people feel in their lower back get smaller and smaller as the laser shines on them and eventually disappears. These marble-like knots can literally feel like a bag of marbles or be the size of bb's, but they can cause a lot of pain either way.

The Hip Flexors with the person face-up

The primary hip flexor, the Psoas Muscle, is a low back muscle that you access from the front. It connects to the front of all five lumbar vertebrae.

Treating the hip flexors alone usually gives 70% of low back pain sufferers tremendous relief within 30 minutes. The other 30% get relief when the laser is directly on the back.

The solution is to treat both areas and focus on the area that gives the most relief. This can usually be figured out during your first visit because we can test both areas to see which gives the best result.


As for what it feels like, there's nothing to tell. You do not feel anything…no different than shining a flashlight on someone. HOWEVER, something astonishing happens. The laser light penetrates into your muscles and re-invigorates your mitochondria to produce more cellular energy called ATP. The more energy you make in your muscles the more they relax. The less energy you make in your muscles the tighter they are, similar to rigor mortis, the stiffening of muscles several hours after death.

Often people feel their muscles relaxing as they just lay there. No effort, no stretching, no strengthening, no rolling the muscles, no massage. It's absolutely amazing, plus the results last. In fact, people often say more changes happen after their laser therapy session. This is because the muscles are now making more energy allowing the cells to detoxify, and making new blood vessels to repair poor or damaged tissue.


One very key group of muscles involved with lower back pain was missed during the study that got the FDA Clearance for Chronic Lower Back Pain. The hip flexors, which make up the Psoas Major and Iliacus muscles which are better accessed from the front of the body. Applying the lasers directly to the back is essential, but so is treating the hip flexors.

Here are two ways to know if discomfort in your hips is caused by your hip flexors:

  • If you're low back hurt more when lying on your back without something under your knees
  • If you're low back hurts more when lying on your stomach

You have two Psoas Major muscles. One on the left and one on the right. When it's tight it pulls forward on all your lumbar vertebra especially when your legs are extended.

Don't bother stretching your hip flexors either. It won't help because those muscles are tight due to a lack of energy production at the cellular level. It would be like trying to stretch the muscles of a dead person in full rigor mortis.

Within minutes, patients can feel the loosening of their hip flexors when undergoing laser therapy. The low back begins to relax as well.


This new laser therapy isn't new at all. It has been used for decades in Russia as a standard of care with lasting results. Only in America, do we have an unclear idea or knowledge about lasers. Instead in America, drugs are our go-to standard of care, and often we do not worry about the long-term side effects they cause. Lasers need to be our new standard of care to treat different pain elements on our bodies. Even if you're already in good health, laser therapy can increase your health by restoring and healing cells.

Make an appointment, ask questions, learn more, and suffer less. Call Peak Family Chiropractic in Fairlawn today!


8:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday & Sunday

Peak Family Chiropractic

132 Merz Boulevard
Fairlawn, OH 44333

(330) 670-9400