Newport Beach Chiropractor Talk About The Truth Of Laser Pain Relief
Deep tissue laser therapy is a new and promising therapeutic for back pain and other forms of chronic pain. Unlike traditional treatments like surgery or medication, laser therapy offers a non-invasive and drug-free option for people who are suffering from pain, discomfort, injury, and stiffness. Deep tissue laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to penetrate deep into the tissues and muscles and can provide powerful relief from pain and inflammation. Deep tissue laser therapy is considered a safe, effective treatment that has been shown to provide long-term results. If you’re ready to learn more about the truth about laser pain relief, keep reading.
How does laser therapy for pain relief work?
Laser therapy is often a highly effective option for pain relief because of the way that it interacts with the body. The laser penetrates through the skin of the body, all the way through to the muscles, tissues, fascia, and joints. The light that is delivered through the laser stimulates the cells of the muscles, tissues, fascia, and joints to produce more energy, which can lead to healing, rebalancing, and as a result, pain relief.
The reason why the laser can create pain relief is not distinctly because of the laser itself—the laser actually stimulates the body’s own healing processes. When the cells of the body are locally activated with the deep tissue laser, the body itself can decrease inflammation and increase circulation to the area.
How does increased circulation create pain relief with laser therapy?
Increased circulation is one of the most important keys in deep tissue laser therapy. By increasing circulation, all of the healing elements in the blood are able to be deeply delivered to the part of the body that is being treated. The “healing elements” in the blood are simple: nutrients and oxygen. You may find yourself asking, “well doesn’t the body have access to these nutrients as long as there’s blood flow?” But the answer is, not necessarily.
When the body is under stress, or a part of the body is injured, the body attempts to bring nutrients and oxygen to the area through inflammation. Unfortunately, if the inflammation is chronic, or if the body removes the inflammation response, it no longer functions to provide the necessary nutrients and oxygen in the blood to the area.
Deep tissue laser therapy provides the cells with the stimulation they need to produce ATP, adenosine triphosphate, which is the molecular energy that drives all movement, life, and activity in the human body.
Does deep tissue laser therapy hurt?
No, deep tissue laser therapy is absolutely painless and does not hurt. Deep tissue laser therapy actually can be immediately soothing to the area, providing a gentle warmth that can feel quite relaxing. Some people feel immediate pain relief during the session or after the laser therapy has ended. Others feel relief within days and weeks following the treatment. As with most alternative therapies, deep tissue laser therapy often has a beneficial cumulative effect. This means that repeated sessions can increase the effectiveness of the deep tissue laser therapy treatment!
How long does it take to feel pain relief from deep tissue laser therapy?
Some people feel pain relief immediately. Some people feel pain relief in the hours, days, and weeks following treatment.
This is different for every individual. Pain relief can be highly dependent on the reason for the pain or discomfort. Are you in pain because of an injury? Is it due to degeneration, arthritis, osteoporosis, misalignment, disease, or something else? Just as the body responds differently to different circumstances and conditions, it also responds differently from person to person with deep laser tissue therapy.
Can deep tissue laser therapy help with mobility issues?
Yes! You may not be experiencing pain, and that’s good. Nevertheless, the body can be inhibited, even without pain. Stiffness and inflexibility can make it difficult to move comfortably. Mobility issues can make sitting, standing, bending, moving, dancing, gardening, cooking, kneeling, and completing other simple tasks unnecessarily difficult.
Fortunately, deep tissue laser therapy has the ability to help with mobility issues. Deep tissue laser therapy can penetrate beyond the skin into the muscles, tissues, fascia, and joints, providing a gentle therapeutic effect to everything it’s treating. The laser provides stimulating light to the cells in the area, causing them to produce energy in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) and often resulting in a rebalancing and healing effect.
Deep tissue laser therapy often feels like a gentle, warm heat on the area of treatment, which in and of itself is a soothing and relaxing experience. Following the treatment, the treated area quickly begins to respond to the laser, a response which can last for hours, days, or even weeks depending on the duration of the session.
LightForce Deep Tissue Laser Therapy in Newport Beach, CA
If you’re ready to experience deep tissue laser therapy and reap all the benefits that laser therapy has to offer, then you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Mike Digrado of Newport Center Family Chiropractic, chiropractor in Newport Beach, has treated thousands of patients, helping to create lasting relief and transform lives. With decades of experience, Dr. Digrado can conduct a comprehensive assessment to determine whether you are an ideal candidate for deep tissue laser therapy. Good candidates are usually those who are experiencing pain, need to reduce inflammation, are interested in nerve regeneration and increased circulation, are experiencing muscle spasms or neuropathy, or would like to recover more quickly from injuries and wounds.
If it’s time for you to experience the benefits of deep tissue laser therapy, it’s time to give us a call. We’d love to get to know you and discover whether deep tissue laser therapy is right for you. Contact us now to get started on your journey to better health!