Can Laser Therapy Help Relieve Pain?

June 1, 2021

For millions of people, unfortunately, chronic pain is a way of life. 

Meridian ChiropractorAccording to the CDC in 2019, approximately 20.4% of adults had chronic pain, and that 7.4% of adults had chronic pain with such intensity that it frequently limited their life and work activities. Chronic pain increased with age, highest among adults aged 65 and over.

Chronic pain can last anywhere from weeks, to months, to even years. Chronic pain is linked with anxiety, depression, opioid dependence, increased visits to the doctor, and an overall reduction in quality of life.

For pain relief, laser therapy is a very safe and effective solution to relieving your pain. 

The best part is there is no need for medications or invasive surgery. In 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave 510(k) clearance to low-level laser for temporary relief of chronic, nociceptive musculoskeletal pain.

It is also safe to say we suffer greatly from pain problems.

How about we find some relief already? Align Integrated Medical Clinic can helpWe can help you to start living a pain-free life!

First, let’s dive in to see what laser therapy for pain is actually about, and the amazing ways it can benefit you!

What Is Laser Therapy Exactly?

Low-level laser, also known as cold therapy or LLLT for short, is a great alternative to medication and surgery. Laser technology has become a serious topic in the medical community as more and more research is being done.

Major organizations and agencies across the world now recognize the benefits of LLLT.

Better yet, the Class IV laser sends out light that is stronger and brighter than previously.

So how exactly does LLLT work?

  • LLLT is a type of phototherapy designed to repair tissue and stimulate many cells, including nerves, muscles, and cartilage

 

  • This process works much like photosynthesis in plants. The light is absorbed and interacts with the light-sensitive components that make up the body’s cells
  • This promotes natural healing, which reduces pain and inflammation
  • LLLT also targets fat
  • Provides similar benefits in veterinary treatments as well

Low-level laser capabilities have been used in fat loss and pain relief for the past 50 years.

What are the Benefits of LLT?

Dealing with pain chronically can be incredibly frustrating, time-consuming and risky. 

Especially if you are considering having surgical procedures done. You have to think about the time it will take to recover. And what if you are not comfortable taking medications daily? 

What about the costs involved?

Why deal with any of these complications if you do not have to! 

LLLT has many amazing benefits.

  1. Effectively reduces inflammation

  2. Easy application

  3. No medication

  4. No side effects and zero time to recover

  5. Increases blood flow and speeds up tissue repair

  6. Can be done as an outpatient treatment

  7. Cost effective

Treatment can easily be customized and tailored to fit the individual needs of each patient. Many people report a soothing warmth, and that the experience of receiving deep tissue laser therapy is actually very relaxing.

Laser therapy sessions are also quick. They typically take no more than 10 minutes to complete. 

Some patients might experience immediate results, but this time can vary, effects ranging as long as 18-24 hours after treatment.

What Conditions Can You Treat with Laser Therapy?

Isn’t it time to be free of your knee, shoulder and ankle pain?

LLLT provides the perfect amount of deep tissue therapy that restores function, reduces inflammation, and encourages the regeneration of new and healthy tissues.

 LLLT is effective against a variety of muscular-skeletal pain conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Disc problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Muscle and ligament strains and sprains
  • Bursitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Neck and shoulder pain

More conditions could potentially benefit from the use of LLLT. Don’t be afraid to schedule a consultation with us to find out how our treatments can benefit you.

Class IV Laser Therapy in a Chiropractic Setting

Class IV laser technology is the latest in laser therapy treatments It is a much more targeted and effective therapy.

Once your laser therapy has been approved by your chiropractor, a treatment plan will be set up for you. This class IV infrared laser is used to direct heat into targeted areas of your body.

Class IV lasers produce more than 500 milliwatts, which is the amount required to produce effective clinical results.

The main goal is always to get you back on the path to recovery, health, and living pain-free.

What conditions, in particular, can your chiropractor use laser therapy to treat?

  • Injuries resulting from a motor vehicle accident
  • Acute injuries including strains and sprains
  • Carpal tunnel and other repetitive injury strains
  • Arthritis

This is not by any means a complete list. Talk to your provider about what other conditions laser therapy can improve.

Contact Us Today

If you have a painful injury or condition and would like to laser treatment options, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

We are here to help you take control of your life and achieve maximum results with no recovery time.

Feel better now without the use of medications or painful injections! 

You can send us a message here, email us at info@alignmeridian.com, or call 208-639-1397.

We look forward to speaking with you soon!

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