DEEP TISSUE LASER THERAPY
Today we have so many treatment options available to reduce the pain and inflammation of those suffering from both acute and chronic pain conditions. At OC Wellness Physicians Medical Group, we believe in providing our patients with individualized, holistic care plans. We use modern technology combined with alternative healing modalities to achieve the best possible relief and recovery for your condition.
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is one of the tools we use in our approach. We’ve found it to be an effective solution for those seeking alternatives to prescription drugs and surgery.
WHAT IS DEEP TISSUE LASER THERAPY?
This non-invasive treatment utilizes your body’s regeneration powers by stimulating cellular activity. Deep Tissue Laser Therapy applies low-frequency lasers that penetrate deep into an injured area’s tissue structure, improving circulation and oxygenation.
This medical-breakthrough device relieves both pain and inflammation, restoring injured muscles and tissues for faster recovery times from a variety of conditions.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Deep Tissue Laser Therapy device is glided over the injured area on your body, so the high-power lasers can reach deep into your injured muscles and tissues to stimulate cellular metabolism.
The light from the lasers pours into your tissues, and photons are absorbed by your cells. This process causes cells to release several types of molecules and enzymes, such as ATP, which gives your cells their energy. With these additional molecules and enzymes, your cells are able to:
- grow faster
- move to where your body needs them more quickly,
- protect themselves more efficiently
Energy from the laser is dissipated as heat, generating a soothing warmth into your tissue. As the blood vessels open, your microcirculation improves damaged tissue, delivering needed oxygen, sugars, proteins, salts and removing waste.
NOT ALL LASERS ARE CREATED EQUAL
Lasers have been used in the medical field for many years, mainly using class 3a or 3b lasers. These types of lasers can help treat superficial wounds such as abrasions. However, the recent development of class 4 high-power lasers has allowed much higher doses of healing laser light to penetrate deeper into the tissue.
The class 4 high-power deep tissue laser we use at OC Wellness Physicians Medical Group employs an industry-leading 15 watts. No other medical laser on the market exceeds that power. We decided to invest in this cutting-edge technology because we’re dedicated to providing our patients with holistic therapies that will promote healing in their lives.
HIGHLY CUSTOMIZABLE TREATMENT
Since the Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is highly customizable, our clinicians can change how much output the laser provides. This makes it possible to treat “low and slow,” or deliver maximum output when needed.
We also have the ability to direct the laser precisely at the source of your pain which means you receive beneficial therapy right where you need it most.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN DEEP TISSUE LASER THERAPY TREAT?
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy can treat a wide range of conditions, both acute and chronic. Some examples include:
- Athletic sports injuries
- Acute injuries such as sprains, strains, shoulder, knee, and ankle injuries
- Chronic issues such as frozen shoulder, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and ankylosing spondylitis
- Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
- Repetitive-use injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, postural syndrome, and plantar fasciitis
- Traumatic injuries, including auto accident whiplash injuries, slip and fall injuries, and spinal sprains or strains
- Spinal injuries such as herniated discs, bulging discs, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease
Because of its ability to treat a wide range of symptoms and conditions and its effectiveness in reducing pain and inflammation, many patients incorporate Deep Tissue Laser Therapy into their treatments before turning to more invasive procedures, like surgery.
People with injuries that used to be considered only treatable through surgery can now treat their conditions through class 4 high-power Deep Tissue Laser Therapy.
WHAT DOES DEEP LASER THERAPY TREATMENT ENTAIL?
The treatments are short, usually only taking 5-10 minutes, depending on the condition’s size, depth, and severity. The high-power lasers can deliver a lot of energy in a small amount of time, making for quick results. The vast majority of cases require 6-12 treatments over a 2-4 week period.
It’s a pain-free treatment, with little to no sensation besides a gentle, soothing warmth. Laser Therapy has been in use for many years with no known side effects.
LET’S CREATE YOUR PERSONALISED TREATMENT PLAN
Living in pain interferes with your daily activities and dramatically decreases your quality of life. At OC Wellness Physicians Medical Group, we understand the importance of getting you back on your feet and enjoying your life again. Whether you’re suffering from acute or chronic pain, we don’t want you to suffer any longer.
Contact us for a consultation to see if Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is right for you.