Synergy Oviedo Answers FAQ’s About Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
Have you ever heard of deep tissue laser therapy? Using class IV lasers to treat painful chiropractic conditions is a technique used by chiropractors and available at Synergy Oviedo Chiropractic. We are your Oviedo chiropractor.
What is Deep Tissue Laser Therapy?
Treatment with a deep tissue laser – also known as Class IV laser – uses a process known as photobiomodulation. In this process, photons flood the tissues which result in improved circulation in areas of injury. This improvement in circulation is part of a biological cascade that leads to increased cellular metabolism.
This cascade induces a series of natural biological healing responses that allow your body to heal itself. All of this adds up to a reduction in inflammation and a decrease in pain.
Is Deep Tissue Laser Therapy Safe?
Deep Tissue Laser treatment was cleared for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in 2003. When compared with traditional treatments like medication therapy – that can be habit-forming – or invasive surgeries, laser therapy is much safer.
Furthermore, a growing body of written support for the efficacy of laser therapy demonstrates its safety. Thus, in recent years several professional organizations have endorsed this therapy. These include the:
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
- American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Does Deep Tissue Laser Therapy Hurt?
Another aspect of the question on safety is whether or not the procedure causes pain. It does not. The sensation described by patients who have had deep tissue laser therapy is one of comforting warmth. The gentle heat of laser therapy is an indication of the process of modulated cellular activity triggered by the laser which leads to decreases in inflammation and pain.
What Conditions Does it Help?
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy can help both Chronic and Acute conditions as well as post-operative pain.
For acute conditions, the treatment is particularly effective when administered immediately after an injury. The quicker inflammation is lessened the faster the healing process can start and the sooner you will recover from an injury.
Chronic conditions employing laser therapy do so for relief from reoccurring inflammation and pain. Treatment by Class IV lasers is well suited for treating these chronic conditions as it enables the doctor to deliver therapeutically relevant doses while treating a wider area.
Contact Our Synergy Oviedo in Oviedo, FL Today!
If you would like more information, feel free to call Synergy Oviedo Chiropractic at (407) 505-4320 and speak with one of our friendly knowledgeable staff or stop by our offices on East Broadway in Oviedo today. Scheduling an appointment is easy on the phone, in person, or online.