Why Deep Tissue Therapy Laser?
Pain can wear you down rapidly–physically, mentally and emotionally. Whether the pain is acute or chronic, it’s an indicator of problems or potential problems in your body. You can apply the following acronym as a quick and fast rule-Pay Attention Inside Now.
It is also important to discover the underlying cause of your pain and address that also. Drugs, both over-the-counter and prescription, may give temporary relief but do not necessarily address the underlying cause of the pain and can bring with them many unwanted side-effects including liver and kidney damage, increased risk of heart disease and stroke, and possible risk of addiction with certain drugs. Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is a safe, drug-free, pain-free option to not only reduce and eliminate pain and inflammation, but also boost regeneration and healing at the cellular level.
How Does It Work?
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy works by flooding the tissues and cells 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, thereby reducing or even eliminating your pain. Cleared by the FDA in 2007, the Class IV therapy laser delivers light energy into your body. When this light interacts with damaged cells, cell respiration is improved, inflammation is reduced, and nerve conduction is slowed for immediate relief from pain. Laser therapy has a stronger effect on compromised or weakened cells compared to healthy cells, which in turn induces a complex chain of physiological reactions to enhance wound healing and tissue regeneration, reducing acute inflammation and treating chronic pain. This therapeutic action produced by therapeutic lasers has been referred to as photobiomodulation.
What Conditions Can Benefit?
Many acute and chronic conditions can benefit from Deep Tissue Laser Therapy as it promotes a healing response in the body. Acute and chronic pain conditions including neck and lower back pain, joint pain and arthritis, headaches and migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, shingles, neuropathy, and sports injuries can respond very efficiently and effectively to Deep Tissue Laser Therapy by reducing or eliminating pain and inflammation. In many countries throughout Europe, Russia and the Middle East, therapeutic lasers are used following surgeries to speed the healing and recovery process.
Are There Different Types of Therapy Lasers?
Lasers used for therapeutic effects have evolved over the last several decades. Professor Andre Mester is credited for the first use of lasers for therapeutic purposes in 1967. There are currently three types of lasers classified by the FDA for therapeutic benefits which include Class 3A, 3B and 4. Lasers are classified according to their power output, with Class 4 lasers being the most powerful. The power of the laser determines the length of time needed to treat an area along with the depth of penetration. The more powerful Class 4 lasers require less time to deliver the necessary light energy and are able to provide deeper penetration. All therapy lasers have therapeutic benefits, with the main difference being the speed or efficiency at which you will receive benefits. You can compare this to taking a trip from New York City to Los Angeles. You could ride a bike, drive a car or take an airplane—all will get you there, but at different lengths of time. Lasers also are able to produce different wavelengths of light. Different wavelengths affect different cells and also penetrate different depths into your body. Lasers that produce light in the red spectrum tend to work more superficially on the skin while lasers producing light in the infrared spectrum tend to target deeper tissues such as the muscles and joints. You want to make sure the laser that is being used is congruent with the benefits you are looking for.
How Long Will It Take?
Five to ten brief treatments with the powerful Class 4 laser is all it takes to realize life changing results and see if this treatment is right for you. Treatments usually take just a few minutes, however the therapeutic effect continues to soothe and heal long after you leave the office.