Laser therapy has been used for a long time to help alleviate both acute and chronic symptoms resulting in pain, swelling, spasms, clogged arteries and infections. During treatment, the stream of light emitted from the machine passes through the dermis, epidermis and subcutaneous tissue under the skin, penetrating between 2-5 centimeters below the skin’s surface.
Once the light is absorbed, it interacts with light-sensitive particulates of the cell. This is called “photobiomodulation” – a process similar to photosynthesis. This process allows the cells to make energy. This result is believed to help initiate a healing process from the inside out. The increased energy within the cells is believed to flush out “damaged” cells, increases circulation in the area, reduces inflammation and accelerates healing.
Many people who suffer with musculoskeletal injury can benefit from Laser Therapy treatments. The treatment is not associated with any negative side effects, and in most cases, will encourage quicker, more efficient healing in the area. It’s an idea choice for anyone suffering with joint pain or disability, or those looking to assuage symptoms of chronic pain or injury. We recommend Laser Therapy in addition to traditional chiropractic or physical therapy treatments that offer hands-on manipulation. Some of the most common conditions we treat with Laser Therapy include:
Basis Medical is open 6 days a week, from 8:30am – 7pm Monday thru Friday, and from 9am – 1pm on Saturdays. To schedule an appointment at our Palm Beach Gardens or Delray Beach office, please call 561-775-4900.