Do You Have Chronic Back Pain? Consider Laser Therapy
February 15, 2019
Soft tissue laser therapy can be used to treat a number of conditions throughout the body. Today, a chiropractor can even use light from a laser to help patients suffering from chronic back pain. Read on to learn about the type of laser used, the way it works and the benefits.
What Kind of Laser Therapy is Used to Treat Back Pain?
The Class IV K-Laserhelps many people suffering from chronic back pain by promoting soft tissue healing at the cellular level. The process is called photobiostimulation. Photonic energy is focused on specific soft tissue. As a result, increased amounts of ATP (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate) are produced. ATP is responsible for cellular energy production.
The Class IV K-Laser delivers laser energy to soft tissues deep at the site, but does not warm superficial tissues. There are both continuous and modulating frequencies that can be preset to ensure consistent and safe treatment results.
How Does the Class IV K-Laser Relieve Back Pain?
Class IV K-Laser therapy helps to heal vertebral discs, muscles, ligaments and joints. For back pain due to injured discs, the treatment helps to:
- Increase cellular function
- Improve and increase circulation
- Reduce inflammation
- Improve the ability of nutrients to cross the cell membrane
- Encourage an influx of water, oxygen and nutrients to the damaged disc
- Reduce swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain
Many patients that receive laser therapy along with spinal decompression have faster relief of neck or low back pain than people only having spinal decompression. A chiropractor will determine the frequency and duration of laser treatment needed for your specific circumstances.
Is Laser Therapy Effective for Back Pain?
Both low back pain and neck pain can often be traced to a damaged or injured disc. Spinal discs are mostly made of collagen, which is a type of soft tissue. Discs not only maintain space between vertebrae, but they also allow you to move, and they absorb pressure that may occur during certain activities. However, when a disc is compressed, bulging or torn, there can be severe pain as well as numbness or tingling in your arms and legs.
Concentrated on a specific disc, Class IV K-Laser therapy stimulates healing of this soft tissue. Class IV K-Laser therapy could augment the treatment you are currently receiving.
If you would like to know more about laser therapy for back pain, call todayto schedule a consultation with a chiropractor.
Meet the Doctor
Dr. Wills is a chiropractor in Naples, FL. He helps patients suffering from back pain and offers soft tissue laser therapy, chiropractic treatments, therapeutic exercise, and strengthening and rehabilitation. To contact Dr. Wills, click here.
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