Does Laser Therapy Actually Work?
Short answer: yes, laser therapy is a proven, effective treatment.
Persistent, chronic pain can be a very difficult problem for patients. Treatment can be tricky depending on the cause of the condition. With treatments like laser therapy, however, most patients can experience fast relief for problems like back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain and more.
In fact, the FDA has gladly approved laser therapy as a non-invasive, 100% safe treatment. No surgery, no medications, no complications.
Granted, scientists don’t have the full picture on exactly HOW laser therapy does what it does. But some forms of anesthesia is in the same boat, and we use it every day.
What Is Laser Therapy?
It’s a type of medical treatment that uses a very specific wavelength of visible light to stimulate your cells. This process is called Photobiomodulation, or PBM.
When this light enters the cell walls, it triggers a series of events that amps up your cellular metabolism. Long story short, that can decrease pain and inflammation, all while accelerating the healing process.
This lasting pain relief solution has been sanctioned by the FDA for nearly 20 years. It’s a safe alternative to risky surgeries.
Several organizations also endorse low-level light therapy, such as: the WHO, the American Physical Therapy Association, and more!
What Are The Benefits?
- Safe, effective pain relief
- Fast relief of inflammation
- Accelerated healing
- Improves nervous system performance
- Helps cells clear waste
- Helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to damaged tissue
As doctors, our goal is to dramatically and quickly reduce inflammation so your body’s innate ability to heal will get a jump start.
The faster you’re out of pain, the faster your treatment works.
Low-level light therapy does something very interesting: it activates a chemical called Nitric Oxide. This chemical that is naturally in your body actually opens up blood vessels, or dilates them, and this is exactly that allows waste to flow out, and nutrients to flow in.
What Does Laser Therapy Feel Like?
Truthfully, you don’t feel the laser at all. It’s often called “Cold Laser” or “Low Level Light Therapy” (LLLT).
The laser is so gentle that you don’t feel pain, heat or any stimulation at all.
Remember, laser therapy is non-invasive and safe. The energy levels are high enough to be therapeutic, but low enough to make it impossible to cause any pain or damage.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
This really depends on the individual, but many people can see a difference in as little as 3 sessions when paired with chiropractic adjustments. Our doctor will have to do a thorough examination to prescribe your specific treatment plan.
How Long Do Treatments Take?
With Erchonia lasers, your treatment should be about 5 minutes depending on the nature of your condition.
Remember, it’s enough energy to act quickly, but not enough energy to pose any level of risk.
What Conditions Does Laser Therapy Treat?
- Post-surgical pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Sports Injuries
- Soft Tissue Damage
- And Much More…