• Dr. Eric Carlsen

The Use of Laser Therapy for Inflammation


woman with hands on knee showing red for inflammation

This month I am sharing information about Laser Therapy. At Family CCR, we offer Laser Therapy treatment for the treatment of acute and chronic pain as well as inflammation.


Low-Level Laser (Light) Therapy

This treatment method is also known as phototherapy or photobiomodulation. It is becoming a popular technology used to treat a variety of conditions. With this kind of therapy, a light source is placed near the skin, allowing the photons to penetrate the tissue. It then causes a chain of physiological reactions in the damaged tissues.


Deep Tissue Laser Therapy for Inflammation

The noninvasive nature of deep tissue laser therapy is a perfect alternative to drugs and surgery. It is often used to address both acute and chronic conditions.


We can deliver the right amount of energy while controlling the underlying tissue and muscle, which intensifies the effectiveness of the treatment. Deep tissue laser therapy stimulates and accelerates healing and tissue regeneration, reduces inflammation, and restores normal cellular function.


Laser therapy is beneficial for treating the pain and inflammation associated with the following conditions:

  • Neck and shoulder pain

  • Low back pain

  • Knee pain

  • Disc problems

  • Sciatica

  • Sports injuries, like sprains and strains

  • Tendonitis

  • Foot and ankle conditions

Benefits of Using Laser Therapy


Reduces inflammation and pain without side effects.

According to studies, the use of lasers in therapy bears little to no risk. Side effects are minor and minimal. With this, there is no burn risk or the possibility of health issues in the long run. Patients who have undergone laser therapy have reported long-lasting pain relief.

Effective in acute and chronic conditions. It is best to administer the treatment as soon as possible for faster recovery. The sooner the inflammation is reduced, the earlier the recovery process can begin. For those who have chronic conditions, laser therapy can help address persistent pain and inflammation associated with them.

The treatment is customizable. Laser therapy is a versatile treatment that can be adjusted depending on the specific needs of each patient. Patients are comfortable during treatment. Patients report feeling a soothing warm feeling. The laser gently penetrates the tissues and feels therapeutic, while simultaneously increasing the body’s regenerative abilities to reduce inflammation and pain. Quick treatment sessions Laser therapy is painless and quick, only taking about 5 to 10 minutes to complete. There may be immediate results, but they can vary for patients. You will continue to feel its effects 18 to 24 hours after the treatment. Long-lasting effects can be observed after three to five sessions.


If you are interested in learning more about Laser Therapy at Family CCR, contact our office to schedule a consultation.

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