Laser therapy provides relief from chronic issues, migraines, back pain, ongoing discomfort of old injuries, stiffness from arthritis, pain from traumatic injuries, and acute pain from sprains and strains. PforymWELL has a class IV laser that allows damaged or injured cells to absorb photons of light. This absorption accelerates healing in the body’s soft and hard tissues (ligaments, muscles, and bones). Laser therapy can be used by itself or you can combine it with other treatments such as chiropractic adjustments, massage, and physical therapy.
An appointment with PforymWELL usually lasts about 20 minutes. However, the appointment could be longer depending on the size of the area being treated. You could begin to feel the benefits in just one treatment.
Laser therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions. These conditions include arthritis, lower back pain, neck pain, hip pain, shoulder and knee pain, hand and foot pain, tendonitis, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, skin conditions, and inflammatory conditions.
Laser therapy does not require the use of surgery or drugs, there are less risks and side effects, and it is convenient and quick. Studies have shown that this type of treatment can be a very effective form of pain management. With laser therapy, pain relief is often immediate.
No, we use a class IV deep-tissue laser. Class II and class III lasers don’t come close to the fast-acting therapeutic effects of our class IV laser. Hard-to-fix cases and chronic pain relief are our specialty!
Class IV laser therapy is a photochemical process. Lasers emit high-powered photons that react with the chromospheres in the mitochondria of the cells to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Adenosine triphosphate is the chemical energy that is required for rejuvenation and healing. Laser photons increase cells’ ability to take in nutrients and oxygen as well as pass out toxins and wastes. Laser therapy also increases the permeability of the cell, which allows for a sharp decrease in pain, swelling, and inflammation.
There have been more than 100 double-blind positive studies that confirm the clinical effects of laser therapy.
There is little to no sensation during the treatment. Occasionally, you can feel a soothing, mild warmth. Some people even fall asleep during a session!
However, in some cases, there may be soreness after a laser therapy session. This pain is due to the inflammation caused by the healing process and is a short-term discomfort. This type of pain is more common when treating chronic health problems and nerves that are highly sensitized. In rare cases, this pain can last longer than a few days.
A session usually takes about 20 minutes. However, sessions can vary depending on the size of the area being treated.
Treatment is determined on an individual basis. If you have an acute condition, it may need to be treated daily. However, chronic conditions respond better when treatments are received two to three times a week.
The results of laser therapy are dependant upon the nature of the condition being treated. 2-6 treatments may be sufficient for some acute conditions. More chronic conditions may require 10-15 sessions. Conditions such as severe arthritis may require periodic care to control pain.
You may feel improvement after the first laser therapy treatment and results are often felt after 2-4 sessions. The treatments take just a few minutes. However, the therapeutic effect continues to soothe and heal long after you leave our office.
Yes, results from this treatment have been found to be long-lasting.
Laser therapy is even more effective when combined with chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, massage, soft-tissue mobilization, and other forms of therapy. At PforymWELL, we combine our class IV laser therapy with stretching and movement to relieve pain faster.
Some medical insurance covers this treatment, but not many. However, when you have been suffering for so long, price is usually not a consideration. Most patients who choose to receive the benefits of this treatment have a chronic or acute condition and need the relief that laser therapy brings.
For more information, contact PforymWELL today. Give us a call at (806) 784-0506 or Contact Us via email. We look forward to providing you with answers to any questions you may have regarding health and wellness.