How Effective Is Laser Therapy Coquitlam

By Marissa Velazquez


For pain management and tissue healing laser therapy can offer excellent results. Classified by power output, they are offered in Classes 3a, 3b, and 4. Class 3a is a red wavelength and can penetrate into the skin about an 1/8th of an inch. Laser Therapy Coquitlam offers information on this treatment option.

For treating cuts, abrasions and superficial wounds, a red laser is great, but it is not very effective on the relief of pain. In order to penetrate to a deeper level, the infrared laser is needed as it can go through the derma several centimeters where injured tissue resides.

Treatment of deeper pain can be achieved with a Class 4 instrument which offers therapeutic levels of light to larger areas of tissue, the photons of light can reach the injured areas. Infrared instruments enhance the healing of tissue, reduce inflammation, and reduce pain in soft and hard tissue, ligaments, muscles, and even bones. Microcirculation is increased as more red blood cells move into the areas being treated.

Venous and lymphatic systems begin to work in the areas that are treated providing oxygen to the tissues and stimulating hemoglobin to infuse the treated area with oxygen. Cell mitochondria cytochrome oxidase enzymes are stimulated and in turn increase ATP production and the cells function more efficiently. This is what cells normally do, but the instrument enhances their functionality after they have been damaged.

Surgical physicians use lasers for cutting and they are also used for the removal of tattoos. The Class 4 is used differently in that it diffuses light in an area about as big as a quarter whereas the surgical laser is very precise. Before considering surgery, this treatment should be evaluated; it is non-invasive, there is no pain or down time, there are no side effects, and it is must less costly.

Another modality used with this treatment is spinal decompression, this is particularly useful for those who suffer from herniated or bulging discs. Inflammation and tissue irritants can be reduced and blood flow in the area is stimulated which aids in the healing process. It is helpful for such injuries as chronic issues like arthritis, traumatic injuries such as a vehicle accident, repetitive use injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, and acute injuries like sprains, strains, and shoulder injuries.

Metabolic waste from treatments can cause vasodilation in the tissues and soreness can ensue. This can be remedied by drinking lots of water to flush the tissues out.

Trained medical professionals go through 4 hour sessions on how to use the machine and how to treat various conditions. The laser is also FDA approved. Sessions can be from 5 to 20 minutes, and the number required for relief can vary from 6 to 12 over a span of 2 4 weeks. Not only are humans benefiting from the use of this therapy but vets are also using it to treat animals suffering from conditions such as hip dysplaysia and intervertebral disc disease as is seen in dachshunds. Contact Laser Therapy Coquitlam for more information on this exciting treatment option.




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