Laser therapy is an amazing treatment option, especially for athletes. Laser therapy can be used as a pain management technique that is a better option than prescription drugs, it can treat acute or chronic pain and help control swelling.
Let’s take a look at how laser therapy can work to help athletes and active people everywhere alleviate pain from sports injuries as well as other issues.
Laser Therapy for Injuries
Unfortunately, injuries are a part of athletics. When an athlete gets hurt, their top priority is getting back in top form and doing it quickly. One way to do that is laser therapy. Laser therapy is most effective when it can be performed as soon as possible after the injury.
Laser therapy will help to control pain from the injury. This will promote better and faster healing, which is always the goal.
Laser Therapy for Muscle Recovery
Athletes work hard. Training and practice are grueling, and games and performances, even more so. Having a quick recovery time and not having to work through tons of soreness is a real leg up on the competition.
Laser therapy is a proven treatment for delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and can reduce post-activity recovery times. Even professional athletes and Olympians take advantage of this technology.
Laser Therapy for Chronic Pain
Many athletes have to deal with chronic pain. Chronic pain can be caused by sports injuries as well as other conditions. Either way, if not treated correctly, this kind of chronic pain can derail an athlete’s whole season or even career.
Laser therapy can aid in circulation, which helps to heal damaged tissue. It can be a great way to treat chronic pain with no side effects.
Laser Therapy to Replace Prescription Drugs
Many types of prescription drugs, especially narcotic pain killers are banned by certain governing bodies of sports. It has been well documented that using these types of painkillers may also become addictive.
Laser therapy is completely safe and has no risk of addiction or side effects and may actually be more effective in treating pain than prescription drugs are.
What Exactly is Laser Therapy?
Lasers are used to flood affected tissue with small particles that carry energy, called photons. This energizes the cells. The increased energy helps to boost circulation to surrounding tissues. This is what helps to reduce the pain. Generally patients have six to twelve sessions, depending on their need for treatment. Severe injuries and chronic conditions may require more sessions.
Laser treatments are not painful. The laser is applied directly to the skin, and you will feel a pleasant warm sensation. Many people enjoy receiving their laser treatments. Having laser treatments will not cause any limitations on your activities.
Laser therapy is a safe and non invasive outpatient treatment. It has no side effects and is a good alternative to both prescription drugs and surgery. It is often used to extend the length of time before an athlete has to undergo surgery. This allows the athlete to have more of a choice about when their season may be affected by such a procedure.
Lightforce Laser Therapy
Lightforce lasers can be used to treat pain and chronic conditions as well as reduce muscle recovery time. More than just a tool for athletes, laser therapy is also very effective for treating TMJ, Sciatica, neck pain, arthritis and Plantar Fasciitis.
To find out more about Lightforce laser therapy or to schedule a free consultation, visit North Atlanta Chiropractic Center online today!