LASER THERAPY FOR PAIN RELIEF
What is Laser Therapy
Therapeutic medical lasers heal tissue ailments by injecting billions of photons or invisible laser light deep into tissues.
Human tissue naturally contains protein strands called chromophores which have the unique ability to absorb laser light energy and transform it into chemical energy. This chemical energy is use by the body to significantly reduce pain and accelerate the healing process naturally.
Is Laser Therapy Safe?
Clinical studies show that laser therapy achieves excellent outcomes in wound healing, reduction of inflammation and side-effect free pain relief.
Nexus laser therapy is painless, non-ablative, non-invasive and does not cause any trauma or damage to the treated tissues.
- Disc Herniations
- Joint Osteoarthritis
- Chronic Spinal Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Sprains and Strains
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
Nexus therapeutic lasers work by supplying energy to the body in the form of photons of light and allowing the body to make it’s own repairs. Nexus lasers load light energy into the cells and organize energetic and biochemical interactions the promote and support pain relief, cell regeneration, collagen production and new tissue formation.
In general, the biostimulating effects of Nexus laser therapy are from it’s analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-edematous effects.
Rapid Pain Relief
The laser light of Nexus increases blood flow to damaged areas and accelerates the body’s natural repair process
Nexus laser reduces swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to give enhanced joint mobility and reduced pain
Improved Nerve Function
Slow recovery or nerve function in damaged tissue can result in areas of reduced sensitivity and feeling, risking further injury. Nexus laser speeds nerve repair to restore feeling to those numbed areas.
Faster Wound Healing
Nexus laser accelerates the development of new cells for skin, muscles, blood vessels, bone and nerves, reducing the time to return to health and activity.
What can I expect from laser treatment?
Some patients report a slight sense of warmth or lightness as circulation is improved and muscles relax. Other report no particular sensation during Nexus laser treatment.
No Side Effects
Nexus laser therapy facilitates the natural healing responses of the body, and does not add any biochemical, mechanical, or neurological stress to the healing process. The only “side effects” of laser therapy are the natural effects of healing: the return of function and mobility in damaged joints and muscles, the return of sensation in damaged nerves, and the reduction of pain.
Some patients experience pain relief or increased mobility of improved strength or other symptom relief from the first treatment, while others experience relief hours or days later, or even only after the 2nd or 3rd treatment. The amount of pain or injury, the amount of time since the symptom began, and the cause of symptoms all affect the speed of results. Since there are no biochemical side effects blocking the body’s response to the light therapy, Nexus laser therapy tends to produce faster, and more progressive relief than many alternative therapies.
The causes of pain can be very complex, and there are many structures in the back that can cause pain. The following test procedures are used to test and evaluate the cause of pain:
X-rays can be very effective in diagnosing traumatic bone and joint injuries such fractures and dislocations. An X-Ray provides images that can be used to evaluate bones, joints and degenerative lesions in the spine.
A myelogram uses X-rays and a special dye called contrast material to make pictures of the bones and the fluid-filled space between the bones in your spine. A myelogram may be done to find problems with the spine such as a herniated disc, or narrowing of the spinal canal caused by arthritis.
MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI)
An MRI is a common test to evaluate the lumbar spine. MRI’s can be used to evaluate vertebral bones, discs, joints, nerves, and soft tissue
CAT SCAN (CT)
CT scans may be requested when problems are suspected in the bones or when a patient is unable to obtain an MRI
A discography is a medical procedure that involves injecting a dye into the jellylike center of a spinal disc to help diagnose back problems. During discography, a doctor looks at the amount of pressure needed to inject the dye into the disc, whether it causes pain that is the same as your regular pain, how much dye is used, and how the dye appears on X-ray once it is inside the disc.
An electromyogram (EMG) measures how well and how fast the nerves can send electrical signals. If you have leg pain or numbness, you may have these tests to find out how much your nerves are being affected. These tests check how well your spinal cord, nerve roots, and nerves and muscles that control your legs are working.
Bone mineral density (BMD) testing generally correlates with bone strength and is used to diagnose osteoporosis
A bone scan is a test to help find the cause of your back pain. It can be done to find damage to the bones. A bone scan can often find a problem days to months earlier than a regular X-ray test.