Laser therapy is the use of therapeutic medical lasers to heal tissue ailments by injecting billions of photons of invisible laser light deep into the tissues.
Human tissue naturally contains protein strands called chromophores, which have the ability to absorb laser light energy and transform it into chemical energy. This chemical energy is used by the body to significantly reduce pain and accelerate the healing process naturally.
Some patients report a slight sense of warmth or lightness as circulation is improved and muscles relax, others report no particular sensation during treatment.
Rapid Pain Relief
The laser light increases blood flow to damaged areas and accelerates the body’s natural repair process.
Some patients experience pain relief or increased mobility or improved strength or other symptom relief from the first treatment, while others experience relief hours or days later, or even only after the 2nd or 3rd treatment. The amount of pain or injury, the amount of time since the symptoms began, and the cause of symptoms all affect the speed of results. Since there are no biochemical side effects blocking the body’s response to light therapy, laser therapy tends to produce faster, and more progressive relief than many alternative therapies.
No Side Effects
Laser therapy facilitates the natural healing responses of the body, and does not add any biochemical, mechanical, or neurological stress to the healing process. The only “side effects” of laser therapy are the natural effects healing: the return of function and mobility in damaged joints and muscles, the return of sensation in damaged nerves, and the reduction of pain.
Reduced Scar Tissue
The laser reduces the formation of scar tissue following damage from cuts, scratches, acne, or burns and surgery.
Improved Nerve Function
Slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in areas of reduced sensitivity and feeling, risking further injury. The laser speeds nerve repair to restore feeling to these numb areas.
The laser reduces swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to give enhanced joint mobility and reduced pain.
Faster Wound Healing
The laser accelerates the development of new cells for skin, muscles, blood vessels, bone and nerves, reducing the time to return to health and activity.
Laser therapy has photobiomodulation beneficial effects for relieving pain, resolving inflammation and increasing the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair. It has also been shown to stimulate the immune system, resolve infection and improve the function of damaged neurological tissue. Laser therapy is also effective in increasing collagen production, bone repair, reducing edema, increasing lymphatic drainage, and increasing production of capillary beds.
What is Laser Therapy Used For?
Clinical studies show that laser therapy achieves excellent outcomes in wound healing, reduction of inflammation and side-effect-free pain relief.
Laser therapy is painless, non-ablative, non-invasive and does not cause any trauma or damage to the treated tissues.
Is Laser Therapy Safe?
Therapeutic lasers work by supplying energy to the body in the form of photons of light and allowing the body to make its own repairs. The laser loads light energy into the cells and organizes energetic and biochemical interactions that promote and support pain relief, cell regeneration, collagen production and new tissue formation.
The process also reduces inflammation, improves blood flow and accelerates healing.
In general, the biostimulatiing effects of laser therapy are from its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-edematous effects.
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
Yes. Often, from the first treatment, the range of motion will increase.
Will My Range of Motion Increase?
The number of treatments varies based upon conditions. Generally, 5-6 treatments are needed in a treatment cycle to achieve the best result.
How Many Treatments Will Need to be Administered?
Can the Laser be Used Over Metal Implants?
We have seen that many patients get immediate relief from their first treatment.
Will I Feel Immediate Relief?
Results vary with each patient. However, in our experience results last 3-4 days after the first treatment. The period of pain relief increases as more treatments are performed.
How Long Will the Relief Last?
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