August 22, 2019
While helping a friend move, you bend over to pick up a heavy box. As you lift it up, you feel an excruciating pain shoot through your lower back. You decide to visit a chiropractor for help. Although you may be expecting them to use traditional treatments like spinal decompression therapy, in which your spine is stretched to relieve back pain, you should find a chiropractor that also uses laser therapy. For about 20 years now, laser therapy has been approved by the FDA and used in chiropractic care for back pain. In this post, you’ll learn more about how this advanced method can alleviate your back pain and help you heal.
What causes back pain?
Whether you’ve experienced a car accident, a sports-related injury, or another unfortunate scenario, in many instances back injuries result from the soft tissues and ligaments in your back becoming damaged somehow. For example, the spinal discs, which are made mostly of collagen, need to maintain a healthy space between the vertebrae and allow your body to move and absorb pressure or shock. However, these soft-tissue discs can become compressed, bulged, or torn, causing debilitating pain and other unpleasant symptoms for your back.
How does laser therapy work?
Class IV soft-tissue lasers provide a specific wavelength of light that has the requisite strength and amplitude to promote healing in muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissues. This laser pulls more oxygen, water, and nutrients to the region, allowing absorption of the light’s photon for accelerated healing. In the process, the laser also reduces swelling and muscle stiffness and spasms. Basically, Class IV lasers cause a photochemical reaction that creates an environment conducive to healing.
Laser therapy for soft tissue healing can have even more of an impact on healing when it is combined with other therapies. For instance, back-pain sufferers can heal more quickly when they receive both laser therapy and spinal decompression treatment. Also, depending on the type of back problem, you may require several laser treatments, perhaps even on a daily basis, to achieve best results.
What are the benefits of laser therapy for back pain?
In addition to helping your soft tissues heal more quickly, laser therapy does many good things for your back that reduce your pain, including the following:
- Reduces inflammation.
- Provides immediate pain relief.
- Promotes improved circulation.
- Involves only mild skin sensitivity and tingling as side effects.
- Reduces noticeable scar tissue.
- Encourages tissues to regenerate.
Ultimately, if you’re looking for treatment that removes your back pain and helps you recover sooner, laser therapy is an innovative solution that can meet your needs using gentle and effective light waves. You don’t have to suffer with back pain and wait for treatment to work—you can get relief faster through laser therapy.
About Wills Chiropractic
Dr. Chad Wills has treated Naples patients for nearly 20 years. At Wills Chiropractic, he offers laser therapy with Class IV K-Laser technology, which has been proven to provide results for soft tissue healing and pain relief. He uses laser therapy to treat various problems, including back pain. To schedule an appointment at Wills Chiropractic, call (239) 331-6060 or click here.
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