As with any medical treatment plan, patients are often hesitant or nervous about the procedure. Laser light therapy is no different– and most do not understand how “laser” fits into their treatment. “Laser” refers to the light we use. Early research for laser therapy was aimed at finding an effective, non-drug way of reducing muscle and joint pain. Studies have demonstrated laser’s effectiveness at accelerating healing. That’s the laser advantage–healing faster, reducing the need for pain medication, and helping to provide a strong, mobile scar. We’ve compiled a few of our most commonly asked questions for you. If you’ve ever wondered what laser therapy is or how it can help you, you’ve got to read on!
How does laser light therapy work?
It provides light energy to help the body heal itself. When you are laser over the site of your pain or injury.The laser light will help stimulate your cells without damaging them. It’s precise, accurate, and safe.
Don’t lasers cut? Is this invasive?
There are essentially two kinds of lasers: those that are high intensity and can cut through tissue, and those that are low intensity and have no cutting ability. Our BioFlex Laser treatment uses a low intensity laser and is non-invasive– we won’t cut or hurt you. Just the opposite, actually.Laser light therapy helps reduce swelling, redness, and pain– it’s actually helping you heal faster.
How can laser light therapy help me?
There are many benefits to laser light therapy that go beyond the reduction of swelling and redness. Some other benefits include improving circulation and the formation of new blood vessels, the reduction of scar tissue, the improvement of nerve conduction, and the release of feel-good endorphins and serotonin. You may also experience an increased range of motion in an injured area, accelerated healing, the stimulation of your immune system, and — probably best of all– an improved quality of life.
Who prescribes laser light therapy?
Usually a physiotherapist, acupuncturist, or massage therapist will prescribe this therapy because most insurances cover it under those treatment options.
I’m not sure if I need laser light therapy. What common conditions does it treat?
We treat a wide range of injuries that seem to have nothing to do with each other. However, one thread strings them together– pain. Laser light therapy helps to reduce swelling and pain, so injuries like strains, sprains, arthritis, tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and Fibromyalgia. (You may remember that our very own physiotherapist, Estelle, fractured her wrist this winter and used laser light therapy as part of her treatment plan!) If you think laser therapy might benefit you, schedule a consultation with us. We would be happy to talk to you about your options!
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