What is laser therapy? Laser therapy is a safe, non-surgical medical treatment that uses a powerful beam of light to provide pain relief from conditions ranging from aching muscles and joints to damaged nerves and cartilage. The intensity of the light beam determines the depth of penetration, and different types of lasers are used for different injuries or health conditions. When you visit our clinic, we will create a customized treatment program for you to help you finally be able to live a pain-free life.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy is a pain management method that penetrates the skin with focused light waves, activating light-sensitive elements within the body's cells to promote healing. The transfer of energy through light waves does not heat or destroy human tissue, unlike some lasers used in surgery.
Since the laser can penetrate both hard and soft tissue, it has the ability to heal injuries to muscles, ligaments, and joints, as well as bones. When your damaged tissue cells soak up light through laser therapy, your body’s ability to heal will increase, resulting in less pain, inflammation, and healing time.
Our doctor uses cold laser therapy for a range of conditions and situations, including:
- Joint pain
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
- Shoulder pain
- And more
Although symptoms may vary, your pain and condition are unique to you. Our doctors will help find the source of your pain and diagnose your symptoms effectively. We will ensure that your pain is targeted with a cold laser therapy plan that ensures you get the relief you need.
During laser treatment, the laser is placed directly over the injured area. Depending on the severity of your injury and the amount of time needed to treat your pain, the impulse of light energy will push through the skin to the desired depth.
Some conditions, like joint pain, require penetration as deep as 4 to 5 inches, which can only be reached with a powerful laser emitter. Lower wavelengths and weaker power emitters are used to treat shallow tissue, like the lymphatic system or surface scars.
Lasers are classified according to their output:
- Class 2 – maximum of 1 milliwatt
- Class 3a – maximum of 5 milliwatts
- Class 3b – maximum of 500 milliwatts
- Class 4 – anything over 500 milliwatts
Class 4 lasers are often required for deeper penetration. Aspen lasers, Bemer, Rebuilder, and Neurolumen are all examples of laser treatment instruments that can help with pain relief.
Laser Therapy for Pain
Depending on the severity and duration of your condition, we may arrange for a series of appointments to ensure you get the best possible pain relief results. The idea is to address the underlying cause of your pain and not just treat the symptoms with pain medication. When applied properly, cold laser therapy is an effective, safe, and all-natural method of pain management that can stimulate healing and improve your quality of life.
Are you interested in a cutting-edge natural treatment for your injury or chronic pain? Call our clinic today at (772) 781-1101 today in Stuart, Port St Lucie, Palm City and all nearby areas in Martin & St Lucie County for a free consultation. Our doctors will provide a full assessment and see if laser therapy is a good solution for your pain.