There are many musculoskeletal conditions that traditional medicine has trouble treating. That's where doctors like Dr Greaux give patients new hope by offering options to address the source of the pain naturally.
One such treatment is laser therapy, which harnesses the power of light to trigger the body's natural healing and recovery process to provide pain relief and reduce inflammation.
These lasers penetrate deep within the body, allowing those light waves to spur on the specific tissue's cellular regeneration process that tends to suffer the most damage, called myofascial connective tissue. Laser therapy offers previously unseen relief from painful musculoskeletal conditions related to inflammation, including:
Arthritis - As arthritic joints swell with inflammation, it's hard to find relief in any motion or activity. The therapy can offer pain relief by reducing the area's inflammation, which may allow for pain medication to be administered in lower doses or even eliminated entirely.
Plantar fasciitis - This acutely painful condition has limited treatment options through traditional medicine. Generally, if it doesn't go away on its own, surgery is recommended. Laser therapy can alleviate the tension in the sole and heel and offer pain relief.
Carpal tunnel syndrome - By increasing the circulation around the nerves in the wrist and alleviating nerve irritation from the surrounding tissue, the pain, tingling, and numbness associated with carpal tunnel may be alleviated with laser therapy.
Tendinitis - Whether you have tendinitis of the knee, shoulder, elbow, or ankle, Class IV laser therapy to the injured and surrounding areas can offer relief in as little as one session.
TMJ - Dysfunction within the jaw joints can be extremely painful, and laser therapy offers a non-invasive option to penetrate to those deep jaw muscles, lessening the pain.
Patients suffering from one of these are often disappointed when they find that their doctor's only remaining suggestion is to take painkillers, especially when that is a lifelong sentence, such as with arthritis and other debilitating conditions. The good news is that laser therapy can treat the source of the problem rather than masking its symptoms.
How Does Class IV Laser Therapy Work?
Class IV laser therapy uses light to trigger the body's recovery process, which reduces inflammation and pain. The process is also known as photobiomodulation, a technical term for applying low levels of light to the body to offer pain relief, reduce inflammation, treat sports injuries, and accelerate recovery. With laser therapy, the natural cellular repair and regeneration process is stimulated in a comfortable and non-invasive manner, allowing healing to occur at a microscopic level.
Our goal for patients is to heal the damaged tissue - the source of the pain - allowing you to regain full use of the area and get back to your normal life once again. Playing a round of golf with your friends, gardening, or even simple everyday actions like climbing the stairs may again be possible after the treatment.
If you're ready to break free from the pain and the limitations it brings, contact our team at Aventura Wellness and Rehab Center today to learn more about our laser therapy treatments.