Therapeutic Laser Therapy is a non-surgical, highly effective treatment for low back, neck and disc pain, soft tissue injuries, chronic pain, joint conditions, arthritis, wound management, and inflammatory conditions.
Is it right for you?
Therapeutic Laser Therapy is conducted in a comfortable outpatient clinic setting, and requires no unusual equipment or precautions except that safety glasses are recommended for the patient and doctor.
Therapeutic Laser Therapy is simple and painless. It is similar to holding a flashlight close to the skin and shining the light on it. The laser probe is held against the area being treated and the doctor will apply light to firm pressure to the area to improve the penetration of the energy.
The Therapeutic Laser is applied for a specified period of time to deliver the proper amount of laser energy depending upon the condition being treated. Treatment times vary based upon size of the area to be treated, and the output power of the laser. Most treatments take 1-10 minutes.
Normally, multiple treatments are needed to resolve chronic conditions and injuries. Therapeutic Laser can be directed to acupuncture points, trigger points, nerve endings and directly to the specific injury. Recent findings conclude that, with few exceptions, patients do better when treatment begins as quickly as possible.
About Therapeutic Laser Therapy
Therapeutic Laser Therapy is a physical modality that emits photons (light) in very specific regions of the electro-magnetic spectrum.
Therapeutic Laser Therapy is the most researched and published modality in physical medicine. Scientific studies have demonstrated a multitude of clinical benefits that include relieving pain from minor muscular and joint aches, pain and stiffness associated with arthritis, relaxing muscle spasms and increasing local blood circulation.
Therapeutic Laser Therapy is an FDA cleared procedure. Research to develop this procedure was conducted by prominent physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, dermatologists, dentists, and veterinarians.
Therapeutic Laser Therapy has been used internationally by doctors, hospitals and clinics since the early 1970’s.
Therapeutic Laser Therapy is an approved procedure that is covered by most insurance companies, and is compensated under Act 57 (PA Workers Compensation) and Act 6 (PA Personal injury).
Benefits of Therapeutic Laser Therapy
Rapid cell growth. Laser accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.
Faster wound healing. Laser stimulates fibroblast development in damaged tissue. The reproduction in recovery time is an important consideration.
Increased metabolic activity. Higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads to blood cells, more effective immune responses are induced by laser light.
Reduced fibrous tissue information. Laser improves the quality of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns, or following surgery.
Anti-flammatory action. Laser reduces swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to give improved joint mobility.
Increased vascular activity. Laser stimulates lymph and blood circulation, to allow the affected tissue to have the best possible circulation.
Stimulated nerve function. Slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in “dead” limbs or numb areas. Laser helps speed the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas back to life. Laser also increases the amplitude of action potentials to optimize muscle action.
The laser light stimulates the release of the body’s own pain killing chemicals such as endorphins and enkephalins from the brain, adrenal glands, and other areas, thus facilitating long lasting pain relief.
For more information on how you can benefit from Therapeutic Laser Therapy contact us or call us at (814) 266-3911.