We’re delighted to inform our patients that we will now be offering Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) at the Caterham Chiropractic Clinic. The treatment is an extremely safe, effective and painless painless way of treating a vast range of conditions such as tissue damage, osteoarthritis, post operative pain and strains/sprains of tendons or muscles.
The treatment uses Laser and LED light beams which have been proven to stimulate and repair tissue and reduce inflammation and pain. The treatment is effective for chronic pain, acute soft tissue injuries and slow healing wounds. Low Level Laser Therapy creates photons of light at the near infrared frequency. This has been shown to stimulate production of adenosine triphosphate, which is where our cells get their ‘fuel’. This in turn gives our cells more energy to be able to repair and heal themselves.
We offer the best evidence based treatment to our patients due to working with Thor Lasers. Thor Lasers are used by many large organisations such as; The British Army, The Royal Air Force, NASA & Manchester United.
We are working with Thor Laser to offer the best in evidence-based treatment to our patients
What is Laser Treatment?
Low Level Laser Therapy is a technology that has been proven to be incredibly safe and effective treatment for acute injuries and chronic pain. LLLT has been very helpful with patients suffering from difficult to treat issues such as chronic neck and back pain, arthritis, plantar fasciitis and other muscle and joint pains. It’s a great drug free, non-invasive way of accelerating the healing of injuries.
The treatment involves application of red and near infra-red light over the injury. The Laser and LED light stimulates the cells in your body that repair tissue and reduce inflammation, which in turn reduces pain.
Low Level Laser Therapy is a highly effective treatment for those suffering with Chronic pain, acute soft tissue injuries and slow healing wounds.
Therapeutic Benefits Of Laser Therapy.
Increased Vascular Activity – Laser light increases blood flow to the injured area.
Rapid Cell Repair – Laser light accelerates cellular reproduction
Anti-Inflammatory Action – Laser light reduces swelling, leading to less stiffness and decreased pain.
Faster Wound Healing – The laser stimulates fibroblast development and helps to accelerate collagen synthesis in damaged tissue.
Stimulated Nerve Function – The laser speeds the nerve cell processes which can lower pain and numbness associated with some nerve related conditions.
Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation – The laser reduces the formation of scar tissue, leading to a faster and more complete healing process with less chance of weakness and re-injury.
Conditions treated using laser therapy
Sprains and Strain (Acute soft tissue injuries )
Fractures and non union fractures.
Chronic Pain Syndromes such as Frozen Shoulder, RSI and chronic low back pain.
Post operative pain, Infected wounds and tendon repair.
Advantages of Low Level Laser Therapy over Medical Treatment
Low Level Laser Therapy is a quick process that can be used immediately after injury and usually has no side effects (you may occasionally experience mild ache after treatment.). It’s a great drug free pain relief option for our patients.
Frequency of Treatments
Some patients will feel immediate relief and get immediate results, others require 4-10 treatments before they notice a lasting effect.
The less sever the issue, the fewer treatments the patient will need.
The frequency of treatment is 1-2 times a week for 2-3 weeks and then 1 time per week for a further 2-6 weeks.
The use of Low Level Laser Therapy will speed up your injury recovery time and will reduce pain a lot faster, meaning you can get back to your day to day life a lot quicker. It is a great alternative to taking painkillers that can leave you with nasty side effects.
Advantages Of Low Intensity Laser Therapy.
No negative side effects
It is proven to be safe