Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
Deep tissue laser is a treatment that uses high-powered class IV lasers to deliver deep-penetrating healing red and near-infrared light inside the body, promoting musculoskeletal tissue healing. Laser therapy uses a process known as photobiomodulation (PBMT), in which light triggers a cascade of biological events to increase cellular metabolism and decrease pain and inflammation. Deep tissue laser therapy stimulates tissue healing where other treatments cannot reach without invasive surgery or the use of dangerous opiod drugs.
The Role of Wavelength in Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
Medical professionals discuss light wavelengths in terms of nanometers (nm), a unit of measurement that equal one thousand millionths of a meter. The human eye can detect wavelengths of 380 to 780 nanometers, with light wavelengths of 450-485nm appearing blue and wavelengths of 625-700nm appearing red.
The lasers used in laser therapy have higher wavelengths that the human eye cannot see, and each wavelength can provide a different therapeutic effect. Laser therapy systems typically involved the use of three specific wavelengths:
- 810nm wavelength: Stimulates the delivery of oxygen to red blood cells, which helps muscles and tendons regenerate.
- 980nm wavelengths: Eases pain, improves circulation and enhances muscle relaxation.
- 1064nm wavelength: Penetrates tissue deep inside the body to activate metabolic process in deeper tissue.
Biological Effects of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
Deep tissue laser therapy offers a variety of beneficial biological effects, from boosting energy inside the cells to promoting healing of tissues deep within the body. Medical Practitioners may suggest deep tissue therapy for the treatment of:
- Muscle strains
- Ligament sprains
- Neck pain
- Lower back pain
- Knee pain
- Pain from muscle spasms
Can Deep Tissue Laser Therapy benefit you?
If you have questions about deep tissue laser therapy and how it can benefit you, the medical professionals here at Twin Lakes Chiropractic in Federal Way, WA are here to help. Get in contact with us today.
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