Learn about this alternative therapy for musculoskeletal pain
High-intensity laser therapy uses very high-energy wavelengths of light to provide healing and relief from the swelling, inflammation, and pain (both chronic and acute) associated with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
How Does High–Intensity Laser Work?
Unlike most ”low level“ lasers used for pain, high-intensity laser therapy delivers very high-energy wavelengths of light that penetrate deep into the skin and tissues to reach the injured cells. As the damaged cells absorb this light their metabolism and energy production is boosted, stimulating rapid tissue repair.
High–intensity laser therapy also has “photochemical” effects that trigger the lymphatic system and substantially reduce swelling, inflammation, and pain. The high intensity of this laser slightly (yet comfortably) also raises the temperature of deep tissues, which increases microcirculation. As a result, tissues receive much-needed oxygen and nutrients that facilitate healing.
What Is a Typical Treatment Session Like?
Although “high-intensity” laser beams may sound a little intimidating, this therapy is completely safe and painless. Because the light is pulsed in microseconds rather than in a continuous stream, there’s no danger of burning or tissue damage. Many patients experience relief after a handful of sessions.
What Conditions Is High-Intensity Laser Therapy Good For?
- Back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Knee pain
- Neck pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shoulder pain
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD)
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