Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience that can occur from a myriad of injuries or diseases. Super pulse laser therapy treats pain in several ways. It acts by decreasing C fiber activity and blocking neuron depolarization. It reduces the release of histamine, substance P to name only a few, overall interrupting pain "pathways" and hypersensitivity. Super pulse laser therapy also increases the production of endorphins and nitric oxide production. Laser therapy can be very effective for reducing both acute and chronic pain with both short and long term results.
Super pulse lasers use innovative technology to deliver light energy to tissue to reduce pain and increase circulation. The laser combines clinically proven wavelengths to create the energy effect which allows for deeper penetration and enhanced absorption of light. With this technology, super pulse lasers can deliver more power than most class IV lasers, yet with higher degrees of safety. The SPL our hospital uses has been classified by the FDA as having NHN approval. This laser emits energy in the infrared or other wavelengths providing a non-heating, non-thermal effect to avoid tissue damage.
Patients tolerate having the laser treatments very well - many find them so relaxing they lay down and are reluctant to go home! This patient featured below is receiving laser therapy treatment on some of the muscle trigger points around her hip joint!