Am I a Candidate for Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy is an innovative treatment method that can treat a wide variety of conditions, ranging from sprains and tears, to wounds and ulcers, to neurologic problems. It’s a safe and effective, drug-free, non-invasive way to relieve pain and heal wounds. 

When other methods of pain management have fallen short, and surgery is something you’d like to avoid until absolutely necessary or has left you with lingering pain, laser therapy may be a great option for bringing you relief.

How laser therapy works

You may have a specific image of lasers in your mind: ones that generate heat and are used to cauterize and cut. However, there are multiple different types of lasers, and in this case, a laser that operates in a non-burning fashion is used. The lasers work by using concentrated light to stimulate your body’s natural healing processes, increasing cellular regeneration and cellular communication. It works much like the process of photosynthesis in plants.

The light passes through your skin and reaches the mitochondria inside your cells, stimulating them and creating the energy needed in order to promote cell health and extend cell life. Different wavelengths are used in order to provide varying levels of tissue penetration, depending on your needs. This process aims to treat the underlying causes of your discomfort, and in turn reduces inflammation, increases oxygen and blood flow, and reduces pain.

Am I a candidate?

Almost all kinds of musculoskeletal pain can be treated with laser therapy, including degenerative joint conditions, arthritis, tendon or ligament injuries, heel pain, and more. This is an FDA-approved, safe way of treating chronic pain. Nearly anyone suffering from chronic pain may be a good candidate for this treatment. Laser therapy can be especially beneficial to:

The best way to determine if you’re a candidate for laser therapy is to get in touch with us and be examined by one of our experienced medical staff members. Our doctors have the expertise necessary to diagnose your issues and create a course of treatment that’s best suited for your individual needs. You can request an appointment online via our website, or call any of our conveniently located offices in Flemington, New Jersey or Bridgewater, New Jersey. 

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