Deep tissue laser therapy uses a high-tech laser instead of surgery or medication to relieve pain from a variety of acute and chronic conditions. Many studies have shown that deep tissue laser therapy is a fast, convenient, and safe alternative to other treatments, including physical therapy. If you’re considering giving laser therapy a try, you might have questions about how it works and what to expect.
How Does Deep Tissue Laser Therapy Work?
Deep tissue laser therapy is an all-natural, drug-free therapy that uses a special tool to convert light into biochemical energy. The laser stimulates the mitochondria in the body’s cells, increasing blood flow and catalyzing tissue repair.
Without any physical touching, steroids, or painkillers, laser therapy can stimulate the immune system, reduce swelling, boost growth hormones, and expedite the body’s natural healing processes. Using laser therapy for pain typically provides immediate relief without any side effects or recovery time.
What Should I Expect During My Appointment?
At your deep tissue laser therapy appointment, Dr. Neumann will customize your treatment according to your individual needs. The laser tool is set to different watts and strengths depending on the severity of your condition.
There is no pain during treatment, with most patients reporting little to no sensation from the laser. If you feel anything, it will be a mild warmth against your skin. Many people find the treatments relaxing, and even doze off during sessions. There are lasers that work up against your skin as well as non-contact hand pieces.
How Long Does a Session Last?
Each treatment session takes only about 10 minutes to complete. Chronic problems might take two to three sessions per week, while acute problems do best with daily treatments.
Most people feel immediate pain relief from a deep tissue laser therapy session. Treatments are cumulative, however, so it might take additional sessions to feel the full effects. While treatments only take a few minutes, they continue to work on the cells and tissues long after the session ends.
Can I Use Deep Tissue Laser Therapy with Other Therapies?
Yes – in fact, patients get maximum benefit from deep tissue laser therapy when they combine it with other forms, such as soft tissue mobilization or chiropractic therapy. Since laser treatment is a form of light therapy, it does not interact with medications, metal implants, or other therapies. It is an excellent therapeutic solution after an operation because it will not impact other prescribed treatments. Contact your local laser therapy provider to find out if deep tissue laser treatment is right for you.
Please let us know if deep laser tissue therapy sounds like a good option for you. Dr. Neumann is happy to discuss your goals in more detail during your consultation. Contact him today or call the office at 734-847-4700.