what is laser therapy?
Laser therapy is a clinical tool that helps to reduce inflammation and advance healing using focused light energy. Laser therapy is known within the clinic as our magic wand, it acts like a firefighter, controlling irritation or pain and helping us in some of the most challenging cases such as disc injuries.
However, the best bit, is that Laser Therapy is completely pain-free even when applied to the sorest individuals.
During Laser Therapy, light or photon energy is emitted at specific wavelengths that stimulate key molecules in human tissue that accelerate healing.
Decades of medical research have identified the wavelengths, energy levels and frequencies that induce positive changes in cellular metabolism (Photobiostimulation).
However, the clever bit is its ability to differentiate the frequencies that stimulate cells positively whilst eliminating the aspects of light which cause damage such as UV light which causes sunburn.
Making this a cutting-edge treatment that is pain and risk free!
Laser Therapy’s Photon energy has been shown to stimulate:
Its applications are literally limitless.
THE LATEST CLASS 4 LASERS
The DISC Chiropractors have the latest Class 4 version of this technology, known as a ‘K-Laser’ which is the industry leading brand.
The treatment itself is completely painless, just like having a warm torch shone on you, yet its results can be quite miraculous.
K-Laser Treatments penetrate deep into soft tissues, joints and bones and provides energy to the cells thereby helping to enhance the natural healing process. Moreover it takes only 5-10 minutes to perform a laser treatment on a single area.
HOW DOES LASER THERAPY HELP INFLAMED DISCS?
Being Disc Injury and Sciatica specialists, we are confronted by cases that under normal circumstances are too hot to handle. Any movement at all causes pain making the clinic’s multitude of mobility-based treatments difficult to perform
This is where the combination of conservative treatment protocols such as Laser Therapy and Instrument-Assisted Adjusting has proven key to unlocking tough cases.
Patients with spasms, often can’t handle some of the more traditional techniques available without having a painful reaction, having a plan B capable of reducing pain patterns before using treatments such as spinal decompression therapy is invaluable.
Conditions K-laser can benefit:
Acute Muscle Spasm
General Back and Neck Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Muscle Sprains & Strains
Repetitive Strain Injuries
k – laser: Sporting Gold
Laser therapy has a vast amount of research behind it and even is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence for various conditions.
Probably more importantly its value is reflected in the world of sport… I’d doubt there is a single premiership rugby or football team whose physio teams don’t use laser therapy… we’ve certainly spoken to a few in the early years passing on our recommendations.
In the clinic laser therapy is a cure-all when it comes to sports or repetitive strain injuries. Its influence on multiple tissue types means that even hard-to-understand conditions will likely respond through the umbrella nature of its healing.
HOW DOES LASER THERAPY HELP Arthritic cases?
Laser Therapy advances the healing capacity of more or less any tissue in the body, making it especially beneficial in patients who struggle to heal. This group include geriatric patients as Osteoarthritis can create a cascade of inflammatory responses that create swelling and pain.
Laser therapy is a painless way of treating swollen arthritic joints without the need for manipulation which can be contraindicated in cases of advanced arthritis. K Laser has even been shown to help in the event of osteoporotic spinal compression fractures.
Combined with Instrument-Assisted Adjusting’s gentle mobilisation work we have a protocol of care capable of achieving great results whilst only using conservative risk-free methods.
Additionally, laser therapy is extensively used in patients with diabetes, the poor nerve function in advanced diabetic patients makes healing almost impossible, and using the huge energy output of Laser therapy can turn the tide in serious conditions like Diabetic Neuropathy.
To discover how we can help you with Laser Therapy treatments, don’t hesitate to click the icon below and book a comprehensive consultation for a detailed evaluation of your situation.
Alternatively, why not organise a free chat with one of our expert clinicians? We’re always eager to talk about everything DISC-related and look forward to helping you!