Living in pain takes a toll on your physical and mental health. If that’s not bad enough, traditional pain management strategies often rely on medications that may have unpleasant side effects or risk of addiction.
Our team at Southwest Family Medicine takes a completely different approach to healthcare. When you visit our practice in Dallas, Texas, you can find solutions designed to treat your physical, mental, and emotional health holistically — including acute and chronic pain.
If you’re living with pain, we offer a highly effective pain treatment that doesn’t involve medication at all. Instead, laser therapy harnesses the healing power of light. Here’s how it can help.
How laser therapy works
Laser therapy is a form of photobiomodulation therapy. Simply put, we use light to trigger photochemical reactions that alter cells and tissue to activate healing processes. This is similar to how plants exposed to the sun undergo photosynthesis as a cellular response.
During your treatment, our experienced laser technician Cheryl McLeod positions the laser light on the skin around your pain site. The therapeutic wavelengths penetrate deep into your tissue, stimulating numerous reactions on a cellular level, including:
- Tissue regeneration
- Increased blood flow
- Improved nerve function
- Reduced swelling
- Enhanced and faster healing
- Improved drainage in the lymphatic system
At the same time, it also decreases inflammation and pain in the treatment site. In fact, laser therapy is so effective at reducing inflammation, we recommend incorporating this approach as soon as possible to accelerate the recovery process when dealing with pain.
When to consider laser therapy
Our team recommends laser therapy for a wide range of acute and chronic pain conditions.
Laser therapy can help with conditions such as:
- Back pain
- Soft tissue damage, like tendon and ligament injuries
- Traumatic, overuse, and sports injuries
Laser therapy also has minimal risks, making it an optimal pain management solution, especially if you would like to reduce your need for medication.
What to expect during laser therapy
The best part about laser therapy? Treatments are quick and absolutely painless. It’s even possible that the relaxing sensations at the application site can lull you to sleep.
In most cases, laser therapy sessions take less than 15 minutes. There’s no downtime, so you can often return to regular activity after your appointment.
However, we provide personalized recovery plans on a case-by-case basis depending on your pain location and condition. While you can expect to notice a difference immediately, we usually suggest a series of laser therapy treatments to provide the best results.
Are you looking for a safe and effective pain management solution that doesn’t involve medication? Schedule an appointment with Cheryl, our Laser tech at Southwest Family Medicine in Dallas, Texas by calling 469-893-1244 or requesting a consultation online today.