Laser is by definition an electromagnetic radiation (like sunlight) whose main feature is to transport a high amount of energy on a small area.
This energy is focused on the tissues to treat or to cause a photochemical reaction within the cells and boost their self-healing natural mechanism.
Through the action of photons it emits, laser stimulates blood flow, increasing the oxygen supply to the cell. It restores ATP production, an essential molecule to proper cellular function.
This high intensity light bio-stimulation of tissues will enable many important therapeutic effects.
Thus, laser therapy has a role against pain and inflammatory processes. It is relaxant – defibrosing; allows a reduction of edema and bruising; helps cicatrisation; has a neuromuscular role and it stimulates blood circulation.
Indications are multiple according to physical therapists at Absolute Physical Therapy in Houston, TX. And these include all musculoskeletal disorders with, as a priority, the treatment of acute or chronic pain.
What are the biological effects of laser therapy on the tissues?
The laser beam produces its effects on the cell membrane and mitochondria (organelles that produce cell energy).
This treatment used by therapists at Absolute Physical Therapy in Houston, TX, leads to the following biological results:
- Increased metabolic activity of the cell: (1) by accelerating the production of ATP (fuel cell); (2) promoting electrolytic exchanges between intra and extra-cellular environments; and (3) increasing the production of DNA, RNA, amino acids and proteins.
- Vasodilatation by increasing the local heat that intensifies cellular metabolic activity, neuro vegetative stimulation and intra-capillary hydrostatic pressure.
- Increase lymphatic drainage and microcirculation.
- Pain management, by increasing nerve endings threshold excitation that transmit pain signals.
- Powerful anti-inflammatory effect on the cellular tissue.
What are the therapeutic effects of laser therapy on the body?
Thanks to their proven features, lasers represent an ideal solution for many of the treatments in medicine: joint pain, lumbago, sciatica, sprains, edema, ligament injuries, wounds, bedsores, tendonitis, contractures, osteoarthritis.
In modern medicine, the use of laser for the treatment of acute and chronic pain is very effective, generating faster healing times.
The treatment of pain and inflammation by laser will allow therapists at Absolute Physical Therapy in Houston, TX, to relieve many pathologies. They also will be able to offer patients a safe and painless treatment without side effects.
The effects of the laser on the healing process are impressive. Its use allows to observe excellent results in the healing of acute and chronic wounds, and bedsores.
The treatment of sprains, contractures and tendonitis also benefit greatly of accelerated healing caused by laser energy.
In osteoarthritis, the action of a laser allows the patients of physical therapists in Houston, TX, to regain better mobility.
The final results allow patients to resume a much normal life. Thus there is a decrease or discontinuation of painkillers and anti-inflammatories drugs.