Laser therapy utilizes wavelengths of light to speed healing time of wounds and injuries, reduce pain, increase circulation, decrease swelling, decrease muscle spasms and decrease scar tissue formation. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.Laser works best when combined with chiropractic, myofascial release and exercise to stimulate the body’s own innate healing abilities.
In the management of chronic pain, Class IV Laser Therapy can provide dramatic results, is non-addictive and virtually free of side effects.
During each painless treatment you’ll feel a soothing warm sensation as oxygen and nutrients are drawn to the damaged area. The infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level and metabolic activity increases within the cell, improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane. This initiates the production of cellular energy (ATP) that leads to a cascade of beneficial effects, increasing cellular function and health.
Most treatments take only a 3 to 10 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week, tapering to once a week or once every other week, with improvement. Many patients note improvement in their condition in just one or two sessions and the therapeutic benefit is cumulative with each additional session.
Can it be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment?
Yes! Laser Therapy is often used with other forms of therapy, including physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy and even following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.
Laser therapy is beneficial in the treatment of the following list of conditions:
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Back and Neck Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Myofascical Trigger Points
- Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow and golfer’s elbow)
- Sprains, Strains, muscle “pulls”
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Chondromalacia Patellae
- Patello Femoral Syndrome
- Ilio Tibial Band Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Degenerative Joint Conditions
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Neurogenic Pain
- Most Sports Injuries
- Shin Splints
- Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
- RSD/CRPS (reflex sympathetic dystrophy/chronic regional pain syndrome)
- Post-traumatic Injury
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
- Venous Ulcers
- Amputee Stumps
- Diabetic Foot Ulcers