Laser therapy for musculoskeletal pain has come a long way. Our first laser was not very strong and the patient could not even feel the treatment. The pain laser we use now is very strong and the patient feels a nice warm healing sensation as we treat the injured area.
Here is an excerpt from our website about Deep Tissue Laser Therapy:
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy™ with the LiteCure LCT-1000 is an innovative, scientifically based, therapeutic modality, specifically designed to offer advanced pain relief and expedited healing times through a process known as photobiostimulation.The LCT-1000 works by flooding tissues with photons, energizing the damaged cells and increasing circulation to the painful area. This produces a cascade of healing responses in your body, rapidly reducing inflammation, thereby reducing or even eliminating your pain.In fact, the LCT-1000 deep tissue laser is used by many professional sports teams to accelerate healing times for musculoskeletal injuries and keep players on the field…or on the court. Here's what the Boston Celtics have to say about the LCT-1000:"The LCT-1000 laser therapy device has been an invaluable asset to our team. I would like to thank you and LiteCure for helping to keep our players in the game throughout our 2008 Championship season. This laser therapy device will continue to be part of the high level of care our medical staff provides our players." Edward J. Lacerte, Med., PT, SCS, L/ATC, CSC S, Head Athletic Trainer for the Boston CelticsTreatments take anywhere from 8-15 minutes, however the therapeutic effect is long lasting. Typically, between 5-15 sessions are required to obtain optimum healing potential.There is no discomfort during treatment, simply a deep, gentle warmth as your body's cells respond to the laser light. There are no known side effects. It is a non-invasive therapy with long lasting benefits.Here is a partial list of some of the conditions that can benefit from laser therapy with the LiteCure LCT-1000:
Low Back and Neck Strain
Bulging, Fused or Slipped Discs
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
Arthritic Conditions (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis)
And many more joint, muscle, circulatory and inflammatory conditions
Bottom Line: Deep tissue laser therapy will often offer relief when nothing else will. We use laser in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments, massage, and exercise to achieve favorable outcomes in very difficult cases.