There’s a special type of laser therapy that has been developed specifically to treat inflammation and pain in the body. The laser consists of a low-intensity beam. The laser uses levels of light that are too low to actually heat the body’s tissues. While lasers with more intensity are powerful enough to destroy tumors in the body, or to perform other surgical procedures, this type of laser therapy is a much less invasive process.
What is Laser Therapy Used to Treat?
Lasers set at these low levels can be used to repair tissue and relieve the inflammation that causes pain. For that reason, the procedure can be used to treat some injuries, as well as being useful in alleviating the pain caused by chronic conditions. It’s commonly used in dentistry and by physical therapists, as well as by physicians and other healthcare specialists like those at Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center & Motorsports Rehab.
Common conditions that can be treated with this form of laser therapy include:
- Ligament sprains and muscle strains
- Tennis elbow
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
- Lower back pain
The treatment can also be used to alleviate pain that’s caused by muscle spasms. The laser works to reduce swelling and inflammation, which inhibits the full range of movement and creates a stiff, painful sensation in the muscle. This enables the joints and soft tissue to heal faster.
Is Laser Therapy Right for You?
For most people, laser therapy can be an effective way of alleviating pain, especially when taking medication or undergoing invasive procedures is indesirable. For many, laser treatments can alleviate the pain brought on from an injury or chronic condition without adding discomfort. The treatments are performed in the comfort of our office here at Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center & Motorsports Rehab in Cornelius, NC. Contact us today to book a consultation and learn more.