When I first learned of laser therapies and the way it worked I was very skeptical. What do you mean? Illuminating you and then making you more successful? It’s absurd! After receiving treatment for myself for my arthritis-prone elbow, I saw the benefits it can be.
A lot of chiropractors now offer laser therapy as a perfect complement to chiropractic treatment. It’s not an alternative to however, but it is an excellent addition to chiropractic care.
What exactly is Laser Treatment?
Laser therapy, sometimes referred to as “cold laser” or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a technique that has been demonstrated to be extremely secure, painless and efficient in the treatment of acute injuries as well as chronic pain of different types. It has been demonstrated to be a very beneficial supplement to the treatment we provide in Our Chiropractic Centres.
It’s particularly effective when dealing with persistent, recurring and “difficult-to-treat” conditions, like chronic neck pain and back pain or arthritis, plantar faciitis and various other muscle and joint problems.
Lasers give us the capability to provide you with a better degree of safe, non-invasive pain relief that is drug-free and speedy recovery of injured.
The treatment involves applying near infra-red and red radiation over the injured area. Lasers and LED beams of light are utilized to stimulate cells in the body to repair tissue as well as reduce inflammation and discomfort.
It’s an extremely efficient treatment for injuries to the soft tissues that are acute or chronic pain syndromes as well as wounds that take a long time to heal.
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Therapeutic Advantages of Laser Therapy
Laser light helps reduce swelling, which results in decreased discomfort, less stiffness and a quicker return to normal muscle and joint function.
Rapid cell repair using laser light boosts cell reproduction and heals.
Improved Wound Healing through Laser light stimulates the development of fibroblasts and speeds up collagen synthesis in damaged tissues.
Reduction of Fibrous Tissue Form Laser light helps reduce the scar tissue formation which results in more complete healing and less chance of injury and weakness in the future.
The increased vascular activity is caused by laser light stimulates the flow of blood to the affected area.
A stimulation of nerve function: Light accelerates the process of nerve cells that can lessen the pain and numbness that are associated with nerve-related disorders.
Conditions that can be treated with laser therapy
Acute soft tissue injury e.g. sprains/strains
Neck and back discomfort
Pain syndromes that are chronic e.g. RSI frozen shoulder Chronic low back pain
Fractures and non-union injuries
Nerve painful (Neuropathic discomfort) e.g. due to disc injury
Ulcers e.g. diabetic ulcers
Post-operative care: Post-operative tenderness, tendon repair lymphoedema after mastectomy and infected wounds.
Benefits of Low-Level Laser Therapy over medical treatment
Quick and safe results. You can use it immediately following injuries, or over plates, pins, or bony prominences.
Pain relief that is drug-free without unwanted side effects. It’s not a risk for side negative effects as some anti-inflammatory medications and painkillers.
Clinical effects of low-level laser therapy
Reduces inflammation and swelling: The stimulation of lymphatic drainage helps to reduce swelling.
Reduces the time for healing: Increases the activity of the cells surrounding the injury , thereby increasing efficiency, speed, and durability of healing of tissues.
Pain relief: Blocks the nerves associated with the location of pain.
How do LLLT or Photomedicine therapy work?
Lasers for therapeutic purposes provide vital energy into the body through the light-emitting photons.
The cells and tissues absorb this energy, and it can be used to speed up the normal speed of tissue healing.
Near infrared and red light (600nm 1000nm – 600nm) typically employed in LLLT is produced through lasers or high-intensity LED. The power of LLLT lasers and LEDs are not as high as the surgical laser, and there is no heating result.
Effects of LLLT are photochemical in nature, just like the photosynthesis that plants undergo. Lasers can alter the cell membrane’s permeability, and also aid in with the creation of ATP (the fuel we use to power cells) and provide cells with more energy, which ensures that cells are in optimal state to perform its role in the healing process naturally.
The safety of low intensity laser Therapy
Low-level laser therapy isn’t dangerous.
Lasers for stimulation of tissue do not have enough power to harm cells.
Three decades of research and clinical trials have revealed only minor, occasionally unfavourable side effects.
There are typically no negative consequences associated with LLLT however, you could occasionally experience some minor aches following treatment.
This resulted from an increase in the stimulation of the inflammatory phase . This will resolve within 24 to 48 hours.
Frequency of Treatments
While some patients see immediate results, others need six to ten treatments before they see a lasting change.
Acute or less severe injuries will require less attention as compared to chronic or serious conditions.
The recommended frequency for treatment is to do 1-2 times per week for 2 to 4 weeks, and then one time per every week, for 2 to 6 weeks.
It will differ in each person from another according to the type of injury, length of time that it has been present and how quickly you recover.
In the summary
Utilizing a laser can help heal your injury faster, it will lessen the pain and help you get back to your normal activities more quickly.
This is possible without any of the adverse effects that can be experienced from using painkillers .
The advantages of low intensity Laser Therapy are:
It is easy to apply
No negative side effects