Knee Pain, Avoiding Surgery

Do you have a confirmed meniscus or ligament tear?

Does your knee feel unstable, like it’s going to collapse any minute?

Does your knee pain keep you from doing the things you like?

We understand, and laser therapy can help you

Request an appointment

At Cruz Life Center, we have a multi faceted approach to treating knee problems, Laser therapy is our
main treatment as it will decrease the amount of inflammation which is the cause of your pain. It also is
capable of healing some of the tears. We also incorporate supplements known to be anti inflammatory
and will give your body the nutrients needed for repair. Our protocol involves using the laser to reduce
inflammation and as well as heal the tissue. But we also need to strengthen the muscles and ligaments
and correct any spinal and pelvic imbalance which can affect the knees. Something that is often missed.

Dr. Miguel Cruz

Graduated Cum Laud, Doctor of Chiropractic, Life university 1981
Family Practice Doctor of the Year award 1993
Past Vice President NC Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Certified Addictionologist, Cad
Past President NC Chiropractic association, Western District

Lesia Cruz

Certified Integrative Nutritional Counselor
Certified Addictionologist, Cad
Certified Laser therapy Trainer
Certified X-ray Technologist

I understand knee pain first hand, I first started having knee problems after playing high school football. I unfortunately spent many years thinking I was just going to have those knee pains that I always heard everyone talking about as they got older. That was until I got our first laser. My knees was one of the first things I started doing for myself and for my son who had just had 2 meniscus tears in his knee. After several weeks my knees felt better than they had in years and I had before and after MRI’s of my sons knee 3 months apart showing complete healing of his meniscus tears.
Dr. Cruz

How Laser Therapy Works

Pain relief with laser therapy

Lesia Cruz explaining Laser

Football injury, pain went from a 7 to a 3 after 2 treatments


I had a knee replacement about 2 years ago and scar tissue built up and I could not bend my leg. I went to Cruz Life Center and had some laser treatments done. It was incredible to have mobility again with less discomfort! I was so happy that I made the decision to try this therapy at their office!! Carol F.

Dr Cruz and Staff are the friendliest around and very concerned about your health and well being. My mother Marie T had heard about them and wanted to try their laser treatment on her knee. They are very through with their diagnosis and her treatment. My mother has been very pleased with their services.

My fiancé Eldred Carmack had laser treatments on his left knee three years ago and had great results. When his right knee started to bother him he decided to go back to the Cruz Life Center for more laser treatments. I went with him this time and brought a book with me as I thought I would be bored and sitting by myself in an uncomfortable chair while he was having his treatments. I was pleasantly surprised to fine that was not the case. I was able to sit next to Eldred in a very comfortable recliner during all of his treatments. Dr. Cruz, Lesia, Debra and Ashley were more than happy to answered any questions we had. Not only did Eldred have another wonderful experience but I ended up having the most relaxing week I have had in a long time. We now consider everyone at Cruz Life Center to be our Burnsville, North Carolina family. We plan to come back in the spring and have Accuscope treatments as both Eldred and I suffer from insomnia.

I read about Cold Laser treatments for Arthritis. I did a Google search for Cold Laser in Asheville, NC. Cruz Life Center was the first on the list. Their website was interesting, and after a conversation with Debra I decided the hours drive was worth it. Now several months later I am so thankful that God lead me to Burnsville. Not only are my knees free of pain & almost free of stiffness, but I learned there was a procedure for Macular Degeneration and after much prayer & thought I started that also. I praise the Lord & Lesia my eyes are better, blurry faces are gone & I can see the words on my computer in the program I use to give Bible lessons. The love & care of all the staff makes the visit very special. I highly recommend Cruz Life Center to anyone with any kind of health issues.
Lorraine H.

How do I Get Started?

Schedule an Appointment

Let’s talk to determine if we can accept your case. There is no charge for this visit if we determine you are not a good candidate. We only accept those cases we know we can help!

Comprehensive Examination

Exams are non-invasive and painless and may include a sinus/cranial exam, spinal exam, nerve scan, physical exam, nutritional assessment. Laser treatment can be done on this visit so you can experience the benefits right away.

Personal Care Plan

A personalized care plan will be designed especially for you with all options and costs. With your agreement we will be ready to start your path to breathing freely again.

Schedule an Appointment

How Laser Therapy Works

Laser therapy uses red and infrared light to penetrate deep into the tissues and stimulate a healing response at the cellular level. It has been clinically proven that specific frequencies of light reduces inflammation (swelling) which is usually the cause of most discomforts. These are low level or cold lasers so there is no cutting or burning, these are healing lasers. The best part is that the light actually stimulates cellular HEALING of the tissues, and not just temporary relief.

Often people can tell a difference after the first treatment, most will feel a noticeable improvement within 3 treatments, more may be needed for complete resolution depending on severity.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it painful?
No, Treatments are relaxing and painless, Patients often fall asleep during treatment. Slight warmth may be felt.

How long are treatments?
30 minutes up to 90 minutes.

How long before I see improvements?
Most can see improvement in 1-3 treatments, some severe stubborn cases have taken as many as 6-12.

How much does it cost?
Laser treatments are time dependent and can cost from $69 to $189, per area treated. Your first visit will have an exam fee which can be from $127 to around $300 depending on if x-rays are needed.

What if I live far away?
Many patients fly in and stay 1 week getting 2 treatments daily. Your initial consultation can be done over the phone to make sure you are a good candidate.

Is Laser the only treatment you have?
No, your examination will determine if any other treatments may be beneficial. Other treatments we offer include chiropractic, fascial/cranial adjustments, food allergy testing, supplement therapy, comprehensive laboratory testing, Alpha Stim cranial stimulation, cognitive assessments and treatment.

Does it help Chronic conditions?
Yes, however chronic conditions usually have underlying complicating factors which we will need to uncover by looking at your nervous system, environment, foods, labs. Some of the treatments listed above may be beneficial.