Pain is a regular part of life for millions of people in America today. In fact, it is estimated that over 50 million men and women are experiencing chronic pain right now. Pain is the most common reason that people go to their physician. Chronic pain can go on for days and even years and manifest as a sting, ache or burn. It can be a challenge to treat chronic pain at times when doctors can find no reason or cause for the condition.
However, laser pain therapy can bring relief rather quickly.
If you are living with chronic pain or are looking for an alternative way to heal from an injury, laser therapy may be the perfect answer to your pain relief.
What is Laser Therapy for Pain?
Low-level laser therapy is the use of visible light radiation to create a photochemical reaction inside the cells of the body. It is sometimes called cold laser therapy due to the fact that it does not produce heat, which is a little different from deep tissue laser therapy which has the ability to penetrate up to six inches past soft tissue. Laser therapy uses wavelengths to penetrate the skin and tissues and has been clinically proven to reduce pain and inflammation and increase healing.
When you experience laser therapy, your skin is exposed to particles of light that bring electromagnet radiation. The mitochondrion, which is a part of your cells, absorb these particles of light. This process stimulates your mitochondria to speed up the production of adenosine triphosphate which increases the cellular processes in your body. Your muscles and other similar tissues have a lot of mitochondria as they require energy to function.
Not only does laser therapy give your cells this energy boost, but it also enhances circulation and expedites the healing of your tissues. The light energy emitted through laser therapy affects only the tissues and cells that are typically dormant, and not the healthy cells.
Benefits of Laser Therapy to Manage Pain
Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment to help you cope and find relief from pain. Here are a few of the benefits you may experience from its use:
- No side effects
- No recovery time needed
- Much less expensive alternative to invasive surgeries
- Increases circulation and blood flow
- Reduces inflammation effectively
- Gives you long-lasting relief
- Fast, outpatient treatment
- Does not require the use of medicine
- Easy application
- Customized to your specific needs
Laser therapy can be used to treat a wide range of issues including neck and shoulder pain, arthritis, bursitis, muscle strains, back pain, tendinitis, Fibromyalgia, Carpal tunnel syndrome, knee pain, and so much more. Contact your physical therapists in Brooklyn to learn more and make an appointment