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Clinicians are using laser therapy more often than ever before to
help reduce pain and inflammation related to many common
Thousands of doctors and patients have experienced the power of
laser therapy and are familiar with its therapeutic effects, but
for those who aren’t, here are 5 things everyone should know about
1. It reduces pain and inflammation without side effects
Laser therapy uses a process called photobiomodulation. Photons
enter the tissue and interact with the cytochrome c complex within
mitochondria. This interaction triggers a biological cascade of
events that leads to an increase in cellular metabolism and a
decrease in both pain and inflammation. Unlike medications, laser
therapy reduces pain without undesirable side effects.
It is also important to point out that patients report long-lasting
pain relief. While the number of treatments required may vary
depending on the acuity of the condition, many patients experience
lasting relief after only a couple treatments.
2. Can be used for acute and chronic conditions
When treating acute conditions with laser therapy, it is
particularly effective when it is administered as soon as possible
following injury (assuming there is no active hemorrhaging). The
faster the inflammation is reduced and the healing process can
begin, the better. In the case of acute injury, laser therapy helps
restore the body to normal function quicker.
With chronic conditions, laser therapy is used most often to help
combat persistent pain and inflammation. The Nourifo 5-watt laser
is being used by clinicians to quickly reduce inflammation in
patients suffering from chronic pain. This therapy laser is
especially well-suited for treating chronic conditions because it
enables clinicians to treat a wider area of interest while still
delivering therapeutically relevant dosages.
3. Treatments can be customized for each situation
Lasers that have larger power ranges offer versatile treatment
options. A laser that can be set to operate from 0.5 W all the way
up to 25 W, allows the clinician flexibility to treat low and slow
or at maximum output.
4. Treatments Feel Good
One common question related to laser therapy is, “What does it feel
like?” Depending on the laser, it can create little to no sensation
or it can create a gentle, soothing warmth. Many patients receiving
LightForce Laser Therapy treatments report enjoying the experience,
especially when a massage-ball treatment head is used to deliver
what is often referred to as a “laser massage.”
Patients receiving treatments with higher-power lasers also
frequently report a rapid decrease in pain. For someone suffering
from chronic pain, this effect can be particularly pronounced.
5. Treatments Are Fast
With Nourifo lasers, treatments are quick, usually 5-10 minutes
depending on the size, depth, and acuteness of the condition being
treated. High-power lasers are able to deliver a lot of energy in a
small amount of time, so therapeutic dosages are achieved quickly.
For people with packed schedules, patients and clinicians alike,
fast and effective treatments are a must.