Is laser therapy right for you?
What is therapeutic laser therapy? Laser therapy is the application of laser light over injuries or lesions to improve soft tissue healing which gives relief to both acute and chronic pain. How does laser therapy work? Laser therapy penetrates the skin driving healing energy (photons) into the tissues. The main therapeutic effect of laser therapy is to stimulate the repair and healing process of injured tissue. It has also demonstrated the ability to significantly accelerate and enhance the body’s natural defenses while reducing pain. The effect is photochemical (like photosynthesis in plants). The laser aids in the production of ATP thereby providing the cell with more energy which in turn means the cell is in optimum condition to play its part in the natural healing process. What does laser therapy feel like? Most people feel nothing at all during the treatment, while some may feel a slight tingling or warmth. Our laser will generate a slight perceived heat. Therefore, when the laser contacts the skin, the patient experiences warmth as a result of the laser.
When should I feel the results? The healing effect of laser therapy is often noticed within hours after each treatment. The effects are cumulative which means that each visit builds upon the one before. Is laser therapy safe? Therapeutic laser therapy is safe and painless. In fact, after many years of clinical use in Europe and Canada, lasers have been found to have no adverse effects. How long does a treatment take? Treatments may last as little as five minutes or as long as 15 minutes. While some patients may get immediate results with just one or two treatments, others may require several treatments before there is a noticeable effect. Are the results long lasting? Laser therapy is about healing. It’s not about masking or covering up a condition. When you feel better from this therapy, it’s because you are better. Therefore, results can be found to be quite long lasting. How much will it cost? The cost of deep tissue laser is dependent on the dependent on the severity and type of your problem. We offer special packages on laser treatments, if you purchase 6, 12, or 20
sessions. Since the effects are cumulative, the packages will be tailored to fit your condition and severity. What can therapeutic laser do for me? Diminished pain, reduced inflammation, decreased edema, faster healing times and increased strength of repaired tissues. Laser therapy heals a wide range of conditions including: soft tissue injuries (muscle, ligament and tendon), degenerative conditions, arthritic issues, and neurogenic conditions.
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