Laser treatment for pain relief is the use of a pencil-like device that produces low-intensity wavelengths of light to treat pain conditions. This type of cold laser therapy is also known as low level laser therapy (LLLT) or low-power laser therapy (LPLT). The laser therapy stimulates healing and is proven to be a non-invasive, drug-free treatment for pain relief and helps in tissue cell regeneration. It is FDA approved and its efficacy has been successfully demonstrated in studies over the past years, including one done by Harvard University researchers.
How does laser therapy for pain in our San Diego practice work?
By utilizing specific wavelengths of light on the affected area, the light will enter into damaged cells to stimulate intercellular activity. Once stimulated, it will help reduce pain, regenerate cells, and speed up the healing process. The healing process is complete when the cells recover from the damage.
The targeted area is most often treated through 1275 nanometers (nm) of wavelengths.
During the procedure, you will feel the device touching your skin but without any pain as it is a non-invasive pain treatment. You will neither hear sound, nor feel vibration or heat on your skin. The procedure usually lasts a few minutes.
What are the benefits of laser treatment in San Diego?
Laser therapy provides a number of benefits, especially for people who are experiencing chronic-to-severe pain caused by a condition or injury. The benefits of laser therapy include:
- Relieves debilitating pain
- Good for people who don’t like to take medications and are intolerant of pain medications
- Eliminates muscle and joint pain
- Increases blood flow and circulation for the affected area
- Relaxes muscles and relieves spasm
- Relieves arthritis pain and stiffness
- Appropriate for patients who have sensory issues
- Doesn’t make use of gels, pads or adhesives during the treatment.
What are the conditions treated using laser pain relief therapy in San Diego?
Therapy treatment helps in relieving pain conditions, including the following:
- Headache or migraine
- Rotator cuff sprain or strain
- Bicep tendonitis
- Postural strain
- Tennis elbow
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Ankle sprain or strain
- ITB syndrome
- Post-operative pain
- Herniated disc
- Restless pain syndrome
- Frozen shoulder
- Muscles sprain
- Muscle and joint pain
- Mechanical LBP
- Jumper’s knee
- ligament or meniscal injuries
Laser treatment for pain and inflammation in San Diego– Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Are there any side effects associated with laser therapy treatment?
Heath care professionals have been using laser therapy treatment for a decade and research has shown that utilizing this type of treatment has no side effects.
Q: Can laser therapy be combined with other treatments?
Laser therapy can be combined with other types of treatments approved by your doctor. It can be combined with therapies such as acupuncture, massage therapy, and others.
Q: How many treatment sessions should I undergo?
The number of laser therapy treatments depends on the patient’s case. If the pain is the result of an acute condition, there will be at least 6 sessions to reduce pain. If the pain is chronic, the treatment required may be 10 to 15 sessions.
Q: How soon can I see the results from the treatment?
You may experience positive results right after the first laser therapy treatment. The pain is typically reduced after the third or fourth session.
Pacific Wellness Group have experienced Certified Laser Technicians utilizing Phoenix Thera-Lase Systems Laser Technology put your healing/repair needs first. We are proud to provide a high-quality level of customer service, pain management experience, and commitment to health and wellness to all our clients. Our goal is to make you feel better as quickly as possible.
Q: Is laser treatment for pain effective?
A: Laser therapy is effective in most cases. It is commonly used to fight persistent pain and inflammation. Ask our physicians specialized in pain relief treatment in San Diego if laser treatment is a viable option in your own case.
Q: Does laser treatment in San Diego hurt?
A: As a general rule laser treatment doesn’t hurt. Only old injuries may be aggravated for a few days after the treatment, but for most patients this feeling is short term, lasting only for a few days.
Q: How does the laser treatment reduce pain and inflammation?
A: Even though the researchers are not 100% sure as to how and why laser treatment is so effective, what we know for sure is that the lasers can improve circulation, support cell health, release endorphins that fight pain, reduce inflammation, or boost the development of new, healthy tissue.
Q: Can laser therapy make the pain worse?
A: Using pain medications may have serious side effects, including addiction. Our laser therapy is considered Alternative Pain Management in San Diego (non-medication pain relief), as it doesn’t have side effects and it’s safe. If you are looking for non-invasive pain therapy in San Diego, laser therapy might be just perfect for you.
Pacific Wellness Group - your optimal destination for laser pain relief therapy in San Diego!
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