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420 Crossing Dr

Sherman, IL 62684

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Opening Hours

Mon 8-12 & 2-6

Tues Closed

Wed 8-12 & 2-6

Thurs 8-12 & 2-6

Fri Closed

Have Chronic Pain?

This Treatment Will Change Your Life.

This is an FDA-Cleared, Non-Invasive, Drug-Free Therapy

High Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT) is an FDA-cleared treatment option that is unique in its ability to penetrate through bone, soft tissue, and muscle to deliver healing light energy to the cells of the body. HILT can reduce pain, minimize swelling. Soften scar tissue, and reset the chronic pain cycle- all while healing damaged tissues at the cellular level.

High Intensity Laser Therapy

- Low back pain - Hip pain -Tendonitis

- Arthritis - Knee pain -Tennis Elbow

- Neck pain - Sciatica - Neuralgia

- Neuropathy - Headaches - Bursitis

- Shoulder pain - Plantar fasciitis

- Carpal tunnel syndrome

Lasting Non Surgical Pain Relief

A Different Treatment Approach

There are a variety of options for treating acute and chronic pain. Pain medications and spinal injections may provide temporary comfort, but they do nothing to address the root cause of the pain- once the medication wears off, the pain returns. They can also be accompanied by serious side effects including other health problems, depression, and addiction. Surgery is expensive, carries its own set of major risks, recovery can last for week or months, and the success rates are not as high as you might expect.

What to Expect During Treatment

It all starts with our Pain Assessment Exam. This will tell us about the pain and discomfort you are experiencing to see what treatment options would provide the best relief for you. The penetrating light from the laser feels warm on the body, and many patients find the soothing, warming sensation to be very relaxing. The therapeutic effects of HILT continue to work within your body even after your treatment session is complete.

It is important to know that HILT has been shown to have a cumulative effect, meaning that it requires a series of treatments for the laser to be able to do its job, with each session building upon the one before. While some patients feel immediate relief after just a few treatments, for most the response is more subtle and gradual.

How does it work?

The light energy from the laser stimulates healing within your

body through a series of biological changes at the cellular level.

Speeds Tissue Repair and Cell Growth- accelerates cellular reproduction and growth by starting DNA and RNA repairs inside of the cells. Cells of cartilage, bones, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and muscle are repaired faster as a result of exposure to laser light.

Resets Chronic Pain Cycle- chronic pain signals are actually memorized in the nerve switching stations in the body called interneurons. For example, pain that is felt in the knee is memorized in the interneurons near the spinal cord. The laser light reaches into the interneurons to reset that pain memory. It doesn’t erase it completely, but it acts as an analgesic to suppress the nerve signals that transmit the sensation of pain to the brain.

Other Benefits of HILT Treatment

Reduces Swelling- provides an anti-inflammatory effect, as it causes vasodilatation (expansion of blood vessels) and activation of the lymphatic drainage system. As a result, there is a reduction in swelling caused by stress, trauma, overuse, or systemic conditions.

Improves Blood Flow- improves vascular activity and increases the formation of new capillaries (angiogenesis) in damaged tissues. This enables the body to deliver more oxygen and other vital nutrients to the treated area to speed healing.

Improves Nerve Function- accelerates the process of nerve cell regeneration and improves the communication between the nerves and the brain.

Why Our Treatment?

Fast Relief

Start experiencing relief from back pain in just two treatments.

More Movement

Enjoy a more active lifestyle.

Say Goodbye To Pills

Reduce or eliminate your need for medication.

Get Back To You!

Feel like your old self again with less pain.

Wake Up Pain Free

Say goodbye to the constant ache in your back.

Explore New Things

Feel more confident and free from pain.

Dr. John Folkerts D.C.

Dr. Folkerts has a passion for life and healing. He is committed to providing the highest level of care possible to help you reach your full potential in health, wellness, and vitality.

Dr. Folkerts graduated with honors from Logan College of Chiropractic and was certified by the Academy of Chiropractic and the Federation of Chiropractic licensing board after over 20 years experience with Laser Treatment, Spinal Decompression, as well as being voted one of America's Best Laser Therapy Physicians (ASLT) by the American Society for Laser Therapy (ASLT).

Get Started For $47

Still Have Questions? Call (217) 496-3636

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Visit our Location

420 Crossing Dr.

Give us a Call

(217) 387-9150

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About Us

Sherman Laser Pain Centers of Illinois takes care in providing high quality, affordable treatments. We can help you with virtually any pain issue you might have and offer the best therapies available today. From joint pain to neuropathy or even weight loss, there's no better way than Sherman Laser Pain Centers of Illinois to get out of pain!

Opening Hours

Monday - 08:00am-06:00pm

Tuesday - closed

Wednesday - 08:00am-06:00pm

Thursday - 08:00am-06:00pm

Friday - Closed

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