About Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
Class IV deep tissue laser therapy is a noninvasive treatment that can reduce pain and inflammation and speed up recovery time. This technologically advanced form of treatment delivers deep, penetrating light energy to injured areas, increasing circulation and quickening the healing process.
The procedure is called photobiostimulation and has been approved by the FDA to assist with healing and recovery in a low-risk way. It has been shown to have incredibly speedy effects, causing immediate reduction of inflammation and pain relief. It works by increasing blood circulation and bringing more oxygen to a targeted area, which causes faster healing. It can be used for a variety of different ailments, including back and neck pain, slipped discs, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, headaches and sports injuries
What to Expect During Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
Most class IV deep tissue laser therapy treatments take only 3-15 minutes, depending on location and intensity, and provide long-lasting healing effects. The laser is gently applied with a wand over and around the affected area. Most patients notice an immediate reduction in pain and lasting benefits. It can be useful for acute pain in a targeted area.
Deep tissue laser therapy is generally administered as part of a larger healing program designed for your needs in particular, alongside physical therapy and other forms of treatment. Your doctor will perform a full evaluation prior to the use of this therapy to ensure that it’s the right treatment for you.
Benefits and Risks of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
Class IV deep tissue laser therapy is a great alternative to pain medication and to more invasive procedures such as surgery. It can help provide immediate noninvasive pain relief, reduction of swelling, accelerated tissue growth and cell repair, as well as improved circulation and nerve function. It can also stimulate acupuncture points. The procedure has very little risk because of its noninvasive nature.
Total Health and Peak Medical are dedicated to providing comprehensive and customized health care. Deep tissue laser therapy is one of the many treatments offered to help patients manage or recover from injuries and pain in their day-to-day lives. It is often paired with other treatments such as physical therapy, nutritional planning or acupuncture.