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Deep Tissue Laser Therapy

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy

Deep tissue laser therapy is another service offered by Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians.

Depending on the condition being treated, laser therapy procedure lasts from 5 to 10 minutes. The laser is applied directly to the patient’s skin where the photons emitted by the laser reflect, scatter, and absorb into damaged tissue. This stimulates cellular metabolism to accelerate the healing process. It is effective in treating a variety of pain conditions, both acute and chronic.

laser therapy for pain

Pain lasers operate in the 650-1300 nanometer spectrum, which means that they are able to penetrate deep tissue structures while still being a safe, non-invasive procedure to help reduce pain and inflammation. It has been cleared by the FDA and helps us offer our patients an alternative to drugs and/or surgery.

Most patients see results within 3-5 treatments. During treatment, patients will start to feel a soothing warmth, which signals the beginning of an 18-24 hour process of modulated cellular activity, leading to decrease in pain and inflammation.

In 2015, a study in the Annals of Cardiac Anesthesia proved the effectiveness of laser therapy in pain reduction by evaluating 100 patients who received laser treatment 30 minutes after surgery. Normally, the incision into the sternum is so painful that patients need oral and/or injectable opioids, but after only one laser treatment, 60% of patients reported pain levels lower than 5 out of 10 at 24 hours after treatment. The participants received up to three treatments, and by the third day after surgery, no opioid analgesia was needed by any of them.

The Journal of Sport Physical Therapy (JOSPT) has endorsed laser therapy through randomized double blind studies that have proven low level laser therapy is successful in treating both musculoskeletal neck pain as well as neck pain caused by osteoarthritis. It was found to be an effective treatment for use in treating chronic neck pain with mobility deficits and acute neck pain with radiating symptoms.

Laser therapy has been used to treat a variety of injuries and body parts for decades with nearly no side effects. Each treatment takes around 10 minutes to complete and can be combined with other therapies. Acute conditions require more treatments and can even be done multiple days in a row but more chronic injuries can be spaced a few days apart. Many people experience symptom relief after the first treatment, but some may need 3 or 4 treatments to begin noticing a difference. Each treatment is cumulative, so even if pain relief isn’t immediate, the laser is still creating an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms and stiffness.

Dr. Allamm Morales, M.D.

Dr. Allamm Morales has over 15 years experience in personal injury and a wide range of neurological disorders. He has privilege, and provides patient care in local Baptist hospitals.

He was Chief Resident at the Neurology Residency Program of the University of South Florida, and worked at the Florida Hospital of New Smyrna, and St. Luke Hospital in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He also served many years with the Florida Neurology Institute, Inc.

Dr. Morales is a Diplomate of the American Board of Vascular Neurology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Morales studied in Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL, had residency at the Caibarien General Hospital, Cuba, and obtained the MD degree at the Superior Institute of Medical Science in Cuba.

Fiaz Jaleel, M.D.
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Pain Management

“Life is short and precious. As a Physiatrist and Pain Physician my goal for my patients is to reduce their pain and suffering, enhance form, improve function and ultimately promote the best quality of life for that individual.”

Dr. Fiaz Jaleel graduated from the University of The West Indies in 1987. He completed a two year internship at Port of Spain General Hospital in Trinidad and Tobago. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, IL and went on to do a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis , MO. In 2007, Dr. Jaleel joined the team at Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians as Medical Director. He is currently Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Pain Medicine via the American Board of Pain Medicine.

In Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Jaleel held positions as an Intern, House officer, and District Medical Officer. He has also practiced in Illinois, Missouri, South Dakota and Central and North Florida.

While practicing in Trinidad , Dr. Jaleel also worked in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Neonatology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine and Community Medicine.

Dr. Jaleel has encountered many diseases, disorders and clinical situations related to multiple aspects of trauma including penetrating and non-penetrating injuries, motor vehicular accidents and concomitant injuries including intra-abdominal injuries, closed head injuries, fractures and burns.

When not treating his patients, Dr. Jaleel enjoys travelling, reading and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Jaleel has the following affiliations:
Diplomate, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Diplomate, American Board of Pain Medicine
Fellow, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Member, American Academy of Pain Medicine
Member, Florida Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Member, Florida Academy of Pain Medicine
Member, Florida Medical Association

Deric L. D’Agostino, D.C.
Chiropractic Physician

“The health of a body is in direct proportion to the health of its nervous system. The nervous system controls every cell, tissue and organ in your body, tap into that and “miracles” will most certainly happen!”

Dr. Deric D’Agostino attended the Logan College of Chiropractic and has been helping patients at Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians for the past nine years. Around here we call him “Dr. D.”

Dr. D’Agostino specializes in Koren Specific Technique and in the treatment of injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents. He is a master of his craft and firmly believes that chiropractic treatment can not only help the body but also the mind. His sense of humor and the personal attention that he provides really puts patients at ease.

Dr. D’Agostino genuinely listens to the patient while working very hard to erase their pain-inducing symptoms. He is always seeking out continuing education and new methodology to add to his care repertoire.

When he is not helping patients find relief, Dr. D’Agostino enjoys training for sprint triathlons, gardening, as well as being an awesome father and husband. You will most likely find him at our Arlington location dawning a huge smile while drinking his homemade juice.