Laser therapy is a safe, non-surgical procedure that can provide you with pain relief from aching muscles and joints. Our doctor will help you recover from joint pain, sports injuries, or pain suffered from accidents so that you can get back to your daily routine and live a healthy lifestyle.
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 have heating or destructive effects on 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 old laser therapy to reduce a patient’s pain and inflammation caused by:
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Joint injury
- Nerve injury
- 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.
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.
To learn more about how we can relieve your pain with laser therapy in Stuart, Port St Lucie, Palm City and any nearby area in Martin & St Lucie County, call us today at (772) 781-1101 for a complimentary consultation.