- Dr. Eric Carlsen
What Are the Benefits of Laser Treatments for Pain Management?
Coping with pain can be a frustrating, time-consuming, and sometimes risky experience. For example, turning to back surgery to relieve pain carries the risk of complications. Health experts recommend trying non-invasive treatments such as LLLT before agreeing to get an operation.
There are also issues with taking pain medications to find relief. Doctors typically suggest medicine such as acetaminophen or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for pain, but these often come with undesirable side effects or do little to help. For more severe pain, a doctor might prescribe an opioid, which carries a high risk of misuse. Patients who do not feel comfortable taking medications and who want an effective way to treat pain or inflammation might look toward LLLT. Here are some of the benefits:
Offers a cost-effective alternative to invasive surgeries
Effectively reduces inflammation
Accelerates tissue repair
Increases blood flow
Is safe and painless to use
Features easy application
Does not require the use of medicine
Is free of side effects
Has zero recovery time
Is a quick, outpatient treatment
Provides long-lasting relief
Customizable to meet your needs
What Can You Treat With Laser Therapy?
Neck and shoulder pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome