Countless people sustain injuries each year that take them away from doing the things they love. The body has an amazing, innate capability for healing itself. However, healing can take quite a lot of time if you simply leave an injury to itself. With the amount of incredible technology and therapies available to patients today, you can boost healing time using physical and chiropractic therapy, electrostimulation, light therapy and more. Class IV Laser Therapy is one such light therapy that many patients use to heal their body faster. Find out how this gentle laser therapy works to heal your body!
Everyone has been injured at some point in their life. It’s simply a side effect of living! Small injuries happen to the body all the time, some of which you may not even be aware of. For example, your muscles become injured every time you lift weights. The muscle fibers break down and rebuild themselves stronger than they were before. There are many ways each part of your body heals itself after injuries happen.
When it comes to cuts, wounds, and surgical procedures, your body goes through certain processes to heal once more. When an injury happens, your body immediately pinpoints the area of damage and jumps into healing mode. Blood platelets follow your blood circulation to the area of injury and immediately start the process of clotting the wound. These platelets build up on top of one another until a sort of plug forms. That stops the blood flow, and that plug hardens into a scab.
Underneath the surface, cells such (like stem cells) start rebuilding the area of your body that was injured. It’s constantly adding more cells to the area until you have a scar in place of the tissue that was damaged. Your scab falls off, and you are left with a slight mark where the injury occurred. Your body heals like this with every cut, scrape and major injury. Bones rebuild themselves differently than organ tissue and differently than skin or muscle does. The important part is that your body is able to heal itself.
Nobody likes an injury, especially if it is a major one. Injuries can put a person out of work, out of sports, and can even prevent them from performing daily tasks. When an injury happens, most people immediately begin to think about the road ahead of them. How long will the injury take to heal? Will my body move the same afterwards?
When an injury happens, you want to jump into healing mode as well. Injuries don’t have to take months and years to heal. You can actually boost healing with the right therapies and treatments. But first, you always want to have a medical evaluation to determine the right treatment for you. Some injuries require invasive procedures, while others only require therapy. Physical therapy is common for many patients recovering from injuries, and in many cases, patients heal much faster with this therapy. The best part? It’s natural and won’t hurt your body more!
At our center, we focus on utilizing non-narcotic pain management and healing methods. Surgeries can damage body tissues and nerves more than the initial injury. Filling the body with narcotics and opioids can lead to severe side-effects no patients wants, and often leads to addiction. Natural healing therapies are the best option for your body if you want to strengthen it and heal quicker. Natural therapies include:
All of these therapies and treatments focus on your body’s natural ability to heal itself. Many of these methods have been used for years and can be just as effective as surgery and invasive procedures.
Class IV Laser Therapy is one that we are particularly excited about. There are many studies and trials that have proven light therapy can help heal wounds, and heal them quicker. Laser light, infrared light and other wavelengths can boost healing capabilities in the body and speed up healing processes. Class IV Laser Therapy is also called “K-Laser” therapy or “photobiomodulation”. It uses specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to create therapeutic effects.
These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. There are thousands of published studies demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of Class IV Laser Therapy. This therapy can help accelerate healing with conditions such as:
Class IV Laser Therapy was the first to employ dual-infrared wavelengths simultaneously of 790 nm and 970 nm. These dual wavelengths are more efficient, healing the tissue while aiding in pain relief. This therapy naturally reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.
Do you want to heal faster from your wounds and other injuries? Give Class IV Laser Therapy a try! This gentle, healing light has produced healing results in more than 100 studies and trials. Our patients love that they can heal faster without expensive treatments or surgery. If you would like to know more about this therapy and faster healing methods, call Back2Health today at (843) 405-0025!