Do you have pain and weakness in your hands or wrists?


Do your hands and wrists ache or hurt when you type or use them in repetitive everyday tasks?


We understand, and laser therapy can help you

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At Cruz Life Center, we have a multi-faceted approach to treating carpal tunnel problems. Laser therapy is our main treatment as it will decrease the amount of inflammation which is the chief cause of your pain. While surgery would cut a ligament, resulting in possible permanent decrease in strength and grip, laser therapy repairs the muscles and ligaments, resulting in increased function and decreased pain. There also may be irritation of the nerve at the neck or shoulder, known as a “double crush syndrome” this can also be addressed with laser therapy and/or chiropractic therapy. We may also incorporate supplements known to be anti-inflammatory.

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

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With our new age of computers, smart phones and texting comes many new and painful stresses to our body. More and more people are struggling with carpal tunnel syndrome due to repetitive movements in the hands and wrist. Pain and/or numbness can get so bad especially at night, causing you to lose sleep and not being able to work. Whether your carpal tunnel syndrome is the result of an injury, arthritis, nerve interferance in the neck, or from thyroid problems, we can help.

We have over a decade experience treating carpal tunel syndrome through laser therapy.

You can expect results.

Laser therapy is natural with no side effects. Unlike surgery which cuts a ligament and reduces strength in the hands, laser therapy will get you back to doing the things you love.

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How Laser Therapy Works

Pain relief with laser therapy

Lesia Cruz explaining Laser

Laser Therapy Heals Carpal Tunnel Pain


After a car accident broke my hand and wrist, I developed carpal tunnel syndrome. I use my hands alot for work, which became difficult because of the pain and discomfort. My medical doctor recommended surgery, but it would result in long-term reduction of my grip and strength in that hand, which would hinder my abilty to build and work. I came to Dr. Cruz to try laser therapy and was really impressed by how much better my hands felt after treatment. I decided against surgery and am doing well. Aaron Spruce Pine, NC.

As A chiropractor I work with my hands every day, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common complaint among chiropractors, after 18 years in practice I was beginning to experience the symptoms and had to modify how I did things in order to continue practicing. Thankfully, shortly after that we purchased our first laser unit and I used it on myself with fantastic results. Now, over 20 years later, I’m still practicing, never needed surgery. Dr. Cruz

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 will vary depending on your symptoms, it may include an exam of the affected area, spinal exam, nerve scan, physical exam, nutritional assessment. Laser treatment or 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 feeling like yourself again.

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 with the laser.

How long are treatments?
30 minutes up to 120 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, cognitive assessments and treatment, and health coaching.

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, and labs. Some of the treatments listed above may be beneficial.