Why Laser Therapy?
Pain is the number one reason for a doctor’s visit in the United States and is the number one reason for missed work or school days. Additionally, chronic pain affects 1 in 3 Americans each year. Currently accepted treatments for pain include anti-inflammatory medications and opioids. However, these medications produce concerning side effects. Consequently, over the last several years, healthcare providers have been looking for a safer and more cost-effective way for patients to manage their chronic pain. This is where Laser Therapy comes into play.
What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is the use of visible light radiation to deliver energy to your body’s cells and produce a chemical response.
This chemical response:
- increases circulation
- speeds up the healing process
- reduces inflammation
- reduces muscle tension and soreness
- improves range of motion
- provides pain relief
What can Laser Therapy Treat?
Laser therapy is used to treat musculoskeletal and myofascial pain disorders including:
- Neck or Back pain
- TMJ or jaw pain
- Sprains and Strains
- Whiplash injury
- And any other pain originating from the musculoskeletal system
What can I expect from a Laser Therapy Treatment?
Our laser technician will apply the laser to your painful area. A soothing and therapeutic warmth is felt during the session. Most people feel a reduction in muscle tension, less stiffness, reduced swelling and reduced pain by the end of the session. There is no pain associated with laser therapy. Usually, Laser Therapy works gradually over a number of sessions and each session can last between 10-20 minutes depending on the area of the body that is being treated.
Laser is a safe and effective way to manage pain, without the use of oral or topical medications. If you feel you may benefit from Laser Therapy to help manage your pain, give our office a call to schedule an appointment! 240-361-9000