Low Intensity Laser Therapy for Degenerative Conditions
Low intensity lasertherapy can be used to lessen the pain and discomfort of many degenerative medical conditions. The use of this therapy is believed to generate healing at the cellular level and promote pain relief by increasing blood flow to an affected area of the body. Lasertherapy has also been shown to increase endorphin and serotonin levels in the body, promoting significant pain relief.
In all degenerative conditions, there has been some form of cellular or nerve damage. By using this non-invasive therapy, patients can experience pain relief and increased range of motion without serious surgery and drug treatments that may cause unwanted side effects. Low intensity lasertherapy is often used to treat degenerative disorders such as osteoarthritis, chondromalacia patella, calcium growths, discogenic and vertebrogenic radiculopathy and spinal stenosis.
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Osteoarthritis & LaserTherapy
Osteoarthritis is a severe type of arthritis that involves the eventual loss of cartilage tissue in one or more joints of the body. Cartilage is the padding between bones in joints; the loss of which can cause pain, nerve damage and eventual bone loss. Lasertherapy is used to regenerate cell growth and increase blood flow to the area with the loss of tissue, which can relieve arthritic pain.
Chondromalacia & LaserTherapy
Chondromalacia patella is a condition that affects people of all ages. Some athletes can experience the condition as early as their high school years, while others have the condition but feel no pain until they are much older. As in osteoarthritic conditions, low intensity lasertherapy is used to increase the blood flow to the knee area and promote the re-growth of cartilage behind the kneecap.
Calcifications & LaserTherapy
Calcifications, or osteophytes, are caused by a build up of hard material along the edges of bones. They can occur in any bone in the body and do not cause pain on their own. Painful conditions exist when the build up rubs against tendons, nerves and ligaments close to the calcification site. Low intensity lasertherapy is used to increase blood flow to remove cellular debris that would normally build up on the osteophytes.
Radiculopathy & LaserTherapy
Radiculopathy is the name of a condition characterized by a tingling sensation, numbness or weakness in the arms and legs. It is generally caused by a herniated spinal disc or a degeneration of the lumbar vertebrae that creates pain in the nearby spinal nerves. Low intensity lasertherapy is used to treat the conditions known as discogenic and vertebrogenic radiculopathy by increasing the blood flow to the spinal column and surrounding nerve roots, alleviating pain and promoting nerve cell healing.
Spinal Stenosis & LaserTherapy
Spinal Stenosis is a condition characterized by the narrowing of the spinal cord which causes severe nerve constriction. Low intensity lasertherapy increases blood flow to the affected area and generates cell healing in the spinal cord.
In the treatment of degenerative conditions, low intensity lasertherapy can be used to increase blood flow to the affected area, increase serotonin and endorphin production in the brain and regenerate healthy cells. In all degenerative conditions, there has been some form of cellular or nerve damage. By using this non-invasive therapy, patients can experience pain relief and increased range of motion without serious surgery and drug treatments that may cause unwanted side effects.