Laser Pain Therapy is the use of an intense beam of laser light directed into tissues to reduce pain and inflammation, increase circulation and accelerate healing time.
Drug free, pain relief is the goal in mind in the use of our Class IV laser. This laser offers you a non-surgical option that may have the power to eliminate or significantly accelerate and enhance the body defenses and repair components in the management of chronic pain. A series of treatments with this powerful laser may be all it takes to realize life changing results.
Laser Treatment 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 and increasing circulation, thereby reducing or even eliminating your pain. Treatments time to treat a area is less than 30 minutes, however the therapeutic effect may continue to soothe and heal long after you leave the office.
There is no discomfort during treatment, simply a deep, gentle warmth as your bodyís cells respond to the light. There are no known side effects, it is a non-invasive therapy with the possibility of long lasting results.
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy can dramatically reduce the pain associated with the following areas:
Sholder Pain, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel, Sciatica, Plantar Fasciitis, Knee Pain, Frozen Sholder and other areas where you have pain or inflammation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does laser therapy have over other forms of therapy?
It does not require the use of drugs or surgery, there are less side effects or risks, and it is quick and convenient. Studies have shown that it is equal to or more effective than other forms of physical therapy. Pain relief is often immediate.
Does it hurt? What does the treatment feel like?
There is little or no sensation during treatment. Occasionally one feels mild, soothing warmth. There is no pain associated during laser application. On the other hand, it sometimes occurs that pain can increase or temporarily worsen 12-24 hours after a teatment session. This is because the laser light starts the healing process. This type of pain is particularly likely to arise when the health problems are chronic in their nature. It usually subsides after a few days but can, in rare cases, last longer. This is a normal reaction if it occurs, and will subside.
How long does the treatment take?
The typical course of treatment is 10-30 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. Treatment plans are determined on an individual basis.
How many treatments does it take?
This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions, 3 to 6 treatments may be sufficient. More chronic conditions may require 6-10 sessions. Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.
How long before results are felt?
You may feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction) after the very first treatment. Not everyone responds to laser therapy and results cannot be guaranteed. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 2 to 4 sessions. Treatments just take a few minutes, however the therapeutic effect continues to sooth and heal long after you leave our office.
Are the results long lasting?
Deep tissue Laser Therapy is about healing. Itís not about masking or covering up a condition. When you feel better from this therapyÖ itís because you are better. Therefore results have been found to be quite long lasting.
Can it be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment?
Yes, laser therapy is even more effective when combined with other forms of therapy, including physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy, and following surgery.
Is it a cold laser treatment?
NO! Our laser is a Class-4 Deep Tissue Laser with much deeper penetrating power. No cold laser on the market today can come close to the fast-acting therapeutic effects of our Class-4 device. Chronic pain relief and hard-to-fix cases are our specialty. We have many patientís who have tried cold laser therapy with no success and with just ONE Class IV heat laser treatment they start feeling better. All lasers are not the same.