The goal of the high energy laser is to improve quality of life, which means different things depending upon your situation. In many instances, multiple positive effects are evident after just a few treatments. Pain relief is an obvious effect, but other benefits which might also be observed include:*
Increased rate of healing
Revascularization of tissue
Increased nerve sensation
Reduction in scar tissue formation
Reduction of swelling
Improved inflammatory response
Increased range of motion
How Does the Laser Work?
Laboratory testing has documented the following reactions in tissue:
- Increase in ATP production, the cell’s energy source
- Increase in growth hormone production
- Increase in production and release of beta-endorphins, our natural pain killers
What Conditions can be Treated with the Laser?
Any condition that involves pain may benefit from laser treatment. These include:
Work Related Injuries
Low Back Pain
What to Expect During a Laser Treatment Session
The treatment is completely painless and feels quite comforting in most cases. You may feel a mild warming sensation at each treatment point. No creams, gels, or ointments are applied to the skin. Your individual response rate will depend on the nature and severity of your condition. If you suffer from soreness and stiffness, you may have some immediate relief.
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