Drug free pain relief and healing is the goal for us as is avoiding surgery. Depending on your unique situation, we may use laser therapy for pain relief, inflammation reduction and healing acceleration.
Laser Therapy works by flooding the tissues with photons, energizing the damaged cells and increasing circulation to the painful area. This produces a cascade of healing responses in your body, reducing inflammation, thereby reducing or even eliminating your pain. Treatments take just a few minutes, and the therapeutic effect continues to soothe and heal long afterward.
Laser therapy is widely used for treatment of:
- Acute and chronic pain
- Ligament sprains
- Muscle strain
- Muscle spasms
- Soft tissue injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Wound healing
- Bulged/herniated disk
Laser therapy is a safe, pain-free treatment that only takes a few minutes per visit. Laser therapy does not use drugs or surgery, and there are no side effects or risks that may occur with other forms of treatment. In addition, it can often achieve results faster and better than other treatment modalities. Many conditions show signs of improvement in even the first or second treatment.
How many treatments are needed?
For most acute conditions 5-6 treatments are all that are needed. Chronic conditions take longer and might require 12 or more treatments. While these are the averages, each person is unique and healing time varies by person and condition. For those with lifelong conditions, your doctor may recommend 1 or 2 follow-up treatments each month.
How long will the treatment take?
Treatment times for this drug-free, non-invasive procedure will last on average 5-10 minutes, but is based on the size of area, depth of penetration needed and condition being treated.
Will the treatment hurt?
There is no pain associated with a treatment. Treatments are performed by positioning the laser hand-piece above the area of injury and pain. Most patients notice a warm, soothing feeling. Many patients also experience reduced muscle tension and tightness, reduced inflammation, and improved range of motion.
How does laser therapy work?
When the photons of laser light penetrate the skin and underlying tissue, they are absorbed by the cells, and converted into energy. The cell membrane permeability is altered, which triggers a cascade of cellular events including: stimulation of ATP, stimulation of respiratory chain, increased DNA and RNA synthesis, increased levels of beta endorphin and serotonin, enhanced collagen synthesis.
What does research say?
Light therapy utilizes non-ionizing forms of light sources, including lasers, elicits physical and photochemical events. This results in beneficial therapeutic outcomes including but not limited to the alleviation of pain or inflammation, immunomodulation, and promotion of wound healing and tissue regeneration.