The Laser Therapy
What Is Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy has been in use for over thirty years in the United States and around the world. Laser Therapy is used for pain relief, accelerated healing, decrease in inflammation and blood circulation. The class IV laser therapy that we use here at Houston Regenerative Therapy provides more than short-term benefits, as it actually assists the body to help heal itself naturally without drugs or surgery. For thousands of years, light has been considered a natural, healing source of energy. Today, we know that treatments with technologically-advanced laser devices can lead to beneficial, photochemical changes inside cells. The resulting improvement in range of motion and movement are essential to the recovery process.
Some additional benefits include the promotion of wound healing and tissue regeneration. Laser therapy is known to be very safe, posing little risk for side effects, especially compared to long-term use of pharmaceuticals.
How Laser Therapy Works
The wavelength of the laser used in Class IV laser therapy penetrates deeper and more efficiently than the Class III laser. Here at Houston Regenerative Therapy we use a Class IV laser which allows more energy to pass to the target tissues such as nerves, muscles, ligaments, and tendons in a short amount of time. Laser therapy promotes high levels of photons, which are energy packets that stimulate the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) within all compromised or injured cells. ATP is a molecule that carries energy within cells which is readily available to support healing, pain relief and regeneration. As a result of increased ATP production the patient experiences an improvement in symptoms such as pain, swelling, and increased range of motion. Additionally, the heat from the laser is comforting and signals to the patient that something important is taking place internally.
How Long Is The Treatment?
Most sessions range from 5-10 minutes per contained treatment area, which means you can treat injured tissue in multiple areas in a single session.
Is Laser Therapy Painful?
Little to no pain is associated with a laser treatment. Most patients have expressed feeling a warm, often soothing sensation. Many patients also experience reduced muscle tension and tightness, reduced inflammation and improved range of motion.
Is Laser Therapy Safe?
There have been almost no side effects reported. Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response becomes more active after a treatment.
What Are The Benefits of Laser Treatment?
- Treatment is painless
- Highly effective for many diseases and conditions
- Eliminates pain
- Reduces the need for pharmaceuticals
- Restores normal range of motion and physical function
- Easily applied
- No known adverse effects
- No drug interactions
- Often makes surgical interventions unnecessary
- Provides a treatment alternative for patients that have not responded to other therapies
Call us today to learn more and see if you are a good candidate for Laser Therapy. We would love to help you get on the road to a pain free life.