laser pain therapy

Laser therapy for pain relief is growing in popularity for treatment of both pain and inflammation related to many common conditions. Sprains, strains, tendonitis, bursitis, tennis elbow, neck pain, lower back pain, knee pain, and the pain associated with muscle spasms are among conditions that are known to benefit.

When treating acute conditions, the therapy is most effective when administered as soon as possible after the injury. The faster inflammation is reduced, the sooner healing begins.

Laser therapy uses photobiomodulation to restore normal function by reducing pain and inflammation. Photons enter the tissue and trigger a series of events that increase cellular metabolism and a decrease in pain and inflammation. Laser therapy is also helpful in combatting chronic pain and inflammation. The number of treatments required varies depending the condition, but many patients experience lasting relief after only a couple treatments.

Laser therapy treatments are remarkably free of side effects. Most lasers create a slight sensation of gentle, soothing warmth. Many patients enjoy the experience. Those receiving treatments with higher-power lasers frequently report a rapid decrease in pain, and in the case of chronic pain, this effect can be particularly pronounced.

Laser Therapy for pain relief and reduced inflammation is recommended for the following conditions, among others: