What Are the Benefits Of Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy offers patients a safe and effective therapy for a wide range of medical conditions, including soft tissue and sports injuries, arthritic conditions, repetitive stress injuries, wound healing and an extensive number of additional medical problems.
How Does It Work?
Laser therapy is the use of light from a low intensity laser diode or an array of superluminous diodes to eliminate pain, accelerate healing and decrease inflammation.
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is also known as cold laser, low intensity laser therapy or photobiomodulation.
LLLT does not heat or cut tissue, unlike high intensity lasers. Treating the underlying condition causing your pain is very important and laser therapy treats the underlying inflammation to promote healing.
This is achieved by increasing protein synthesis, such as collagen, facilitating venous and lymphatic flow, increasing oxygen saturation, which will all in effect result in an enhanced local response, alleviating pain and inflammation.
This means that the treatments are effective and the benefits are long lasting.
What Conditions Does It Treat?
The patented technology, which has been approved by the FDA, Health Canada, UL and CE, includes more than 30 standard protocols for the treatment of a wide range of medical conditions including
Soft tissue and sports injuries, arthritis pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, herniated discs/back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, plantar fasciitis, etc.
What Are the Clinical Benefits?
Cold laser therapy alleviates pain and helps to enhance your quality of life once again.
In addition, since it is a non-invasive modality, there are no known adverse effects, and ultimately, the need for pharmaceuticals is reduced.
Oftentimes patients are looking for the therapy with the least amount of side effects and drug-drug interactions, this is the best tool for them.
If you think you or someone you may know will benefit from cold laser therapy don’t wait make an appointment with your rheumatologist today.
Dr. Mahsa Tehrani, M.D. is co-founder of Arthritis and Rheumatology Clinical Center of Northern Virginia located in Fairfax. Dr. Tehrani is double board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She can be reached at 703-734-2222.
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