How Does Laser Therapy Work?

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When you think of laser therapy, you might think of the lasers in spy movies or the laser lights you use to distract your cat. While those do both involve laser lights, it isn’t nearly the same as laser therapy. The types of lasers we use are effective as an alternative to prescription pain medication.

How Does Laser Therapy Work?

Here’s how laser therapy works:

  • Low-intensity laser light beams: Laser therapy uses a low-intensity beam of laser light to promote healing. This beam is not hot or painful at all. It is just enough to be effective without causing any discomfort.
  • Stimulate immune response: The direct beam of laser light will stimulate a response from your immune system to direct attention to the affected area. This will reduce pain and swelling in the area of pain.
  • Restore range of motion: With the swelling and pain reduced around the originally inflamed area, you will also notice a better range of motion in that affected area. With a few laser therapy treatments, you might even find that you can move normally throughout your daily routine once more.

Laser therapy is a pretty neat and effective approach to promoting healing in the body. You will find it especially helpful if you have any sports-related pains or chronic or acute conditions that have been disrupting the flow of your day. You can give us a call if you would like to learn more.