Laser is actually an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emmision of Radiation which is probably why we just stick with laser. Lasers have been utilized for years, surgically and cosmetically. Now, we are in the day and age where we can effectively utilize lasers for healing soft tissue injuries. Who would have thought? Well, besides George Lucas of course.
What is Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy is a non-invasive, safe, and effective treatment modality where light is used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote wound healing and soft tissue repair. Most therapy lasers on the market today have a power range from 5mw to 500mw, making them a cold laser. Our laser will emit a power range from 1000mw to 10,000mw, making this a high-power heat deep tissue laser that can put an end to your pain!
Does It Hurt?
Laser therapy is a pain free treatment device. You will feel a soothing warmth over the treatment area. In most cases some immediate relief is noticed. However, in some cases your pain may be worse 12-24 hours following treatment due to the activation of the healing process. This pain is rare and most consistently reported in chronic conditions but is a normal occurrence. Usually relief is felt after the initial increase in pain in these circumstances.
How does it work?
The deep tissue therapy lasers work by flooding the tissues with photons, energizing the damaged cells and increasing circulation to the painful area. This produces a cascade of healing responses in your body, reducing inflammation, and thereby reducing or even eliminating your pain.
How long does it take?
Deep tissue Laser takes approximately 10 minutes to make an impact on the affected area. Generally with an acute condition 4-6 treatments can resolve your issue whereas a chronic condition usually takes 5-10 treatments. A typical treatment plan as recommended by the AIMLA recommends the following:
Week1 treatment every 48 hours
Week 2 treatment every 72 hours
Week 3 1-2 treatments per week until resolved
Is it Safe?
Yes. Class IV laser therapy has very few contraindications. The most dangerous aspect of class IV laser therapy is damage to the eyes. However, safety glasses will be provided during treatment which will all but limit this risk. Other contraindications are direct contact over a pacemaker, fetus, cancerous lesion, or growth plates which would all be avoided during treatment. Also, class IV laser therapy is safe over surgical hardware such as metal plates and screws where few other modalities offer this.
Deep tissue laser therapy is instrumental in impacting the following conditions:
Neck Pain Shoulder Pain Bursitis
Back Pain TMJ Disc Injuries
Sciatica Migraines Carpal Tunnel
Arthritis Plantar Fasciatis Sports Injuries
AND MUCH MORE…
How Much does it cost?
Most class IV laser treatments range from $30-$50 per 10 minutes or treatment site. Packages are usually offered for multiple treatment sessions at a discounted price.
For more information on the laser and how it can benefit you please visit www.litecure.com/medical/for-patients.