What is Laser Therapy?

Laser Therapy

What is Laser Therapy?

Low-level laser therapy is a light therapy used to treat many conditions. It uses red and near-infrared wavelengths targeted at the body’s largest organ, the skin. Low-level laser therapy can help with tissue healing, decrease inflammation, and restore function to an injured area that needs to be healed. In our practice, it’s used to help those who suffer from joint pain or inflammation following an injury. Low-level laser therapy works similarly to photosynthesis in plants; the light emitted by the low-level laser triggers biochemical changes within the cells it tar-gets. In turn, it allows the cell to function at its optimal level and ensure proper healing.

Why it Matters:

This therapy is a great way to help speed up the healing process in the joint or injured area that is healing slower than expected. It can also help decrease day-to-day pain levels, allowing you to do more activities that you love. Low-level laser therapy is also a cost-effective and non-invasive treatment. It can treat many musculoskeletal conditions making it a great addition to your treatment at our practice. Here are just a few examples of conditions that can be treated with low-level laser therapy:

• Muscular Strains
• Post-surgical pain
• Whiplash
• Frozen shoulder
• Plantar fasciitis

Since it can be used in many different situations, it is a versatile option to help treat many conditions without invasive surgery, drugs, or medications.