Laser therapy is known within the clinic as our magic wand, it acts like a firefighter, controlling painful inflammation and reducing pain.
During Laser Therapy, light or photon energy is emitted at specific wavelengths that stimulate key molecules in human tissue that accelerates healing.
Decades of medical research have identified the wavelengths, energy level and frequencies that induce positive changes in cellular metabolism (Photobiostimulation).
However, the clever bit is being able to differentiate the frequencies that stimulate cells positively whilst eliminating the aspects of light which cause damage such as UV light and sunburn.
Making this cutting edge treatment, pain and risk free!
Photon energy has been shown to stimulate:
Cartilage… even Scar Tissue
Its applications are literally limitless.
WHAT IS LASER THERAPY?
The DISC Chiropractors have the latest Class IV version of this technology known as a K-Laser.
The treatment itself is completely painless, just like having a warm torch shone on you, yet its results can be quite miraculous.
K-Laser therapy penetrates deep into soft tissues, joints and bones and provides energy to the cells thereby helping to enhance the natural healing process.
Laser therapies has a vast amount of research behind it and even is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence for various conditions, but 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 doesn’t use laser therapy… we’ve certainly spoken to a few in the early years passing on our recommendations.
HOW DOES LASER THERAPY HELP INFLAMED DISCS?
This is where the combination of conservative treatment protocols such as laser therapy and instrument adjusting are the key to unlocking tough cases.
Patients in spasm, often can’t handle some of the more forceful techniques available without having a painful reaction, having a plan B capable of reducing pain patterns prior to using treatments such as spinal decompression therapy are invaluable.
Conditions K-laser can benefit:
Acute Muscle Spasm
General Back and Neck Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Muscle Sprains & Strains
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Musculoskeletal Conditions During Pregnancy
This group include geriatric patients and especially those with diabetes. Osteoarthritis can create a cascade of inflammatory responses that creates swelling and pain.
Laser therapy is a painless way of treating swollen arthritic joints without the need for manipulation which is often contraindicated in cases of advanced arthritis.
Combined with instrument assisted adjusting’s gentle mobilisation work we have a protocol of care capable of achieving great results whilst only using conservative no risk methods.