How Laser Therapy Helps with Inflammation
Normally, inflammation can be a good thing—helping your immune system keep your body safe and healthy. However, inflammation over a long period of time can lead to health issues such as arthritis, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s.
So, whether it’s due to a chronic condition or an acute injury, you’ll want to try and keep inflammation in check. One way to do this is laser therapy.
What Is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is a type of light therapy where you place a light source near or on your skin, which stimulates your mitochondria. This helps to boost the production of chemicals that reduce inflammation. Laser therapy is also commonly used to improve skin and reduce scars.
What Happens When You Get Laser Therapy?
Your clinician will determine what dosage you need to treat your specific condition. After cleaning the area to be treated, the laser head will be placed on your skin as the light is activated. In order to help the light penetrate, gentle pressure may be applied, but you should only feel a slight warming or tingling sensation (some people don’t feel anything). The length of your session will depend on what’s being treated but can generally last around 15 minutes.
What Can Laser Therapy Treat?
Laser therapy can be beneficial for a number of conditions:
- Shoulder, neck, and back pain
- Foot and ankle conditions
- Sports injuries such as sprains
- Disc problems
What Are the Benefits of Laser Therapy?
In addition to reducing inflammation faster, laser therapy can help accelerate healing and tissue regeneration, as well as restore normal cellular function. The treatments can be customized specifically for your situation—allowing the clinician to target exactly what needs to be addressed. It’s also a non-invasive procedure.
Where Can I Get Laser Therapy?
Depending on the kind of therapy you’re getting and for what condition, laser therapy can be performed in a doctor’s office, dental office, or salon. There are also at-home treatment devices you can purchase.
You can reap the benefits of red light laser therapy right here in our building as part of our Optimum Human Performance Center. Get in touch to learn more about how we can help you achieve your maximum potential.