Laser Therapy is an incredible development in the medical and physiotherapy world as it allows us to pinpoint exact spots of pain. As with all lasers, the tools we use for laser therapy are light waves tuned to a specific wavelength. We then use these lasers for many different medical procedures including kidney stone removal, destruction of tumors, retina repair, and hair removal.
In our office, we use the lasers to treat and reduce back pain. As you probably learned in science class, your nerves allow you to feel anything that is happening in your body. For example, if you touch a hot stove, the nerves in your fingers will let you know through that it is hot and that you shouldn’t touch it.
It is the same with back pain. The nerves in the back are alerting you by sending pain messages to the brain. Sometimes, there is no cure for what causes the pain like in overuse or chronic back pain. Thus, we must find other ways to help our patients manage the pain.
By sealing off those nerves, we essentially take away the messengers who are carrying the pain messages to your brain. If there is no real cure to your back pain, there are cases where the best way to get rid of it is to seal it off completely. The nerves don’t die, and you will not go numb in an area. We simply pinpoint the nerves that are sending the pain to your brain and cap them off with the laser.
Laser therapy can be extremely helpful in managing back pain, but it isn’t recommended for everyone. That is why we see each patient for a consultation and customized treatment plan before we move forward. Call us today to set up an appointment!