Deep tissue laser therapy is a painless, non-invasive treatment that works at a cellular level to promote healing. It’s safe and effective for a number of conditions that include chronic pain, arthritis, sports injuries, and post-surgical recovery. It’s also a good alternative to medication and surgery.
What defines a laser?
LLLT involves applying a low-powered laser or LED to the body over a specific area of tissue, such as an injury. The light is absorbed by the cells within the tissue, which stimulates a series of chemical reactions that reduce inflammation and promote healing. The cellular activity stimulated by LLLT is responsible for reducing pain, restoring function and increasing mobility.
Injuries such as sprains, strains and tendonitis respond well to Class IV laser therapy. It helps to speed up the recovery process and provides immediate relief. In addition, it can help reduce the risk of re-injury.
The light emitted by the Class IV laser penetrates deep into the tissues, and it stimulates the cells to produce energy. This boost in cellular energy accelerates the production and transport of the proteins that repair the damaged tissue. It also reduces the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines and enhances anti-inflammatory responses.
The pain-relieving effects of class IV laser therapy can last for hours, even after the machine has been turned off. This long-lasting effect makes the therapy an important part of any treatment plan for musculoskeletal conditions. In many cases, a treatment schedule will involve receiving sessions twice or three times a week. However, the frequency can be reduced over time as your condition improves.