Laser treatment is a way to speed up the body’s natural healing process. It does this by stimulating cells far below the skin and encouraging them to heal. Additionally, laser treatment can be used to fight a wide variety of ailments such as pain and injuries as well as carpal tunnel, arthritis and joint damage. Keep reading to determine if laser treatment is the right option for you.
How Does Laser Treatment Work?
Also known as a “cold laser,” laser treatment involves using an FDA approved K-4 laser and exposing the body to specific wavelengths of light that interact with your body’s tissue on a cellular level. Cells react to light, specifically the mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell. When the mitochondria receives a beam of light, it’s like a wakeup that encourages them to tell the rest of the cell to begin healing itself.
The precise wavelength used in laser treatment varies depending on the condition it’s trying to combat. Cells will react differently depending on a specific wavelength. For instance, reducing inflammation in the tissue or joints may require a different wavelength than to help heal bones or ease general pain.
Who Can Benefit from Laser Treatment?
Laser treatment can be used to treat a very large array of pain, injuries and other conditions. Based on your specific needs, your laser treatment specialist will follow a protocol that aims to target exactly what is causing your pain or discomfort. Laser treatment can also be used after an operation to reduce the visibility of surgery scars. In addition to the areas covered above, laser treatment can be used to help those suffering from neuropathy, general swelling, skin disorders, bursitis, nerve damage, and plantar fasciitis.
One important benefit of laser treatment is that it can speed up your recovery time. It helps you heal the right way and does so without leaving any residual pain or noticeable marks. While it may take a while to notice the effects, laser treatment is often one of the easiest ways to manage and reduce pain. The treatment itself normally takes only a few minutes and is very affordable.
Learn More About Laser Treatment with Choice Restorative Medicine
If you’re considering laser treatment to manage your pain or other condition, or just want to explore all of your restorative medicine options, contact us at Choice Restorative to learn more.