Laser Therapy for Neck, Back and Short-Term Pain
Laser Therapy can be used to effectively treat pain in a targeted area in the short and long term. If you experience recurring back, neck, or other pain, laser therapy is a painless, drug and surgery free alternative to reduce pain. Even just one treatment can effectively reduce pain within minutes, and after several treatments your pain may subside for months or years.
Laser therapy uses Low Level Lasers, which use specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and are well known for their effects of accelerating the healing process. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality.
- Drug-free and surgery-free approach to pain relief
- Effective results in the short and long term
- Can reduce pain associated with injuries and stimulate regeneration
- Non-invasive and painless procedure which takes only minutes
- Effective for treatment of back pain, lower back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain, or any other muscle pain
How does Low Level Laser therapy work?
Low Level Lasers are handheld devices used by the clinician which are small and look much like a handheld torch. The laser is placed directly over the injured area for 30 seconds to several minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the intensity of laser used.
Once the laser energy passes through the layers of skin and reaches the target area, it is absorbed and interacts with the light sensitive elements in the cell. This process can be compared to photosynthesis in plants – sunlight is absorbed by plants, which is then converted to usable energy so that the plant can grow.
When cells absorb this light energy, it initiates a series of events that eventually result in mending damaged or injured tissue, a reduction in pain, inflammation, and an overall reduction in healing time.
Find out more about Low Level Laser therapy here.