Painful Achy Joints

Are you noticing your joints getting stiff and sore?

Are your hands and feet swollen in the morning making it hard to get started?

Are you finding it more difficult to do your daily activities?

We understand, and laser therapy can help you

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At Cruz Life Center, we have a multi faceted approach to treating arthritis, Laser therapy is our main treatment as it will decrease the amount of inflammation in the joints which is the cause of your pain and swelling. It also is capable of healing some of the damage caused by the arthritis. We also incorporate supplements known to be anti inflammatory along with teaching you an anti inflammatory diet and exercises for strengthening the joints and regaining mobility.

Dr. Miguel Cruz

Certifications in Brain Therapies from the Carrick Institute, Functional Neurology
Certifications in “Mastering Brain Chemistry” Mastering the Thyroid” And “Mastering Functional Blood Chemistry”
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

Certifications in “Mastering Brain Chemistry” Mastering the Thyroid” And “Mastering Functional Blood Chemistry”

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

If you’re like me, you don’t want to have to take a pill for everything. And you want to find out what the cause is and what can I be doing about it NOW. OSTEOARTHRITIS, which can be labeled as degenerative joint disease or deteriorated disc in the spine, usually involves destruction of the cartilage and often the bone. Low level laser therapy has a proven track record for reducing the pain and inflammation and improving mobility.

Other types of arthritis are known, they usually involve some auto immune conditions which can also be helped.

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Video on how laser therapy works

Pain relief with laser therapy

Exercises for hand pain


Pain from Arthritis of the hands completely relieved with laser therapy

I walked into this office about 5 weeks ago with arthritic pain in my hands at about level 8, sometimes 10. I was barely able to write and had trouble grasping objects. I felt a little bit better after the first treatment. Now after 7 treatments I am able to write pain free and pick up little things fairly easily. I have been recommending this office to friends from out- of-town, as well as locals. I am so grateful for this new lease on life. Everyone in the office is friendly and polite. They are diligent about keeping everything clean and are COVID compliant.

Not your normal chiropractic experience

I have been going to chiropractors off and on most of my adult life (now 75), and while all my previous experiences have been fine, I really didn’t realize how they basically had the same generic treatment for everyone.
My treatments at Cruz Life Center varied depending on their assessment of me each visit. I really wasn’t expecting the level of individual care that I have received. This customized treatment is also extremely evident in the laser therapy, that when used in conjunction with the chiropractic adjustments results in faster recovery. I have to admit that at first I was very skeptical of the laser therapy, but am very pleased that I gave it a try. CLC is very professional & efficient, while at the same time, a very friendly and enjoyable experience

No More Stiffness and Soreness Every Morning

My husband and I would highly recommend Cruz Life Center. We drove from Waynesville twice a week. I am not stiff and sore when I get up in A.M., I am pretty much pain free. My husband also had a lot of improvement. I feel like I have my life back,I can go shopping !! The staff makes you feel like family. Thanks to Leiam and Leisa for putting up with me, thanks to all.

How do I Get Started?

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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.

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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 $67 to $147.
Your first visit will have an exam fee which can be from $75 to around $300 depending on the extent of the examination and 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 treatments 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, 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, labs. Some of the treatments listed above may be beneficial.