August 18, 2022
You see lasers all the time in movies and science fiction shows with villains threatening world domination, but did you know that in reality lasers are used every day for good? In fact, laser therapy can help with several ailments of the body, even with a problem as broad and rampant as back pain.
Keep reading to learn about the reasons for back pain, what laser therapy is, and how it can help you finally get relief and function back!
What Causes Back Pain?
Before understanding more about the treatment, it’s helpful to know what is wrong when you experience back pain in the first place. Back pain can have many potential sources, but some of the most common causes include herniated or bulging discs or the collagen cushion between vertebrae, sciatica or irritation of the nerve that extends from your lower back down into your leg, muscle tightness, torn ligaments, and spinal misalignment.
What Is Class IV K-Laser Therapy?
There are actually several types of lasers that can be utilized to treat pain throughout the body. “Cold laser therapy” comes most in handy for addressing tissue damage close to the surface, such as for a shoulder injury. However, Class IV K-laser therapy has a higher power and penetration range, which means it reaches deeper tissue at the cellular level. This device sends photonic energy into the soft tissue to create an environment where healing can more easily occur.
How does it work? This laser energy increases cellular function, which improves circulation and reduces inflammation. The smoother transport of nutrients across the cell membrane means that water, oxygen and nutrients can more easily access the damaged area and heal more quickly. As a result, pain and stiffness can be greatly reduced.
What Are the Benefits of Laser Therapy for Back Pain?
Unlike other therapies, such as massage, that have a limited impact on tissue well below the surface, Class IV K-laser therapy is designed specifically soft tissue injuries, which is the case for many people with back pain. By addressing the cause at the cellular level, this type of treatment uses the body’s own natural processes to heal itself.
These lasers may not take over the world, but they can make a world of difference for those who suffer from back injuries or chronic back pain. By working with a skilled, trained chiropractor who offers laser therapy, you can jumpstart your body and get the healing process started in the right direction.
About the Author
For more than 20 years, Dr. Chad Wills has brought the most advanced chiropractic care available to patients in the Naples area. He takes advantage of laser therapy to facilitate healing and restore function, and he is certified in Chiropractic Biophysics, the most studied treatment protocol in the field. If you would like to learn more about laser therapy with Dr. Wills, you may schedule an appointment by calling Wills Chiropractic at 239-331-6060 or visiting the Contact Us page here.
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