Photobiomodulation Lightforce Laser Therapy (PBM) is a non-invasive laser treatment that helps reduce pain and inflammation, allowing the body to heal naturally. It can be used for many conditions including back pain, neck pain, shoulder injuries, and much more. It can also help in situations where there has been no improvement with traditional chiropractic care or other treatment options.Laser therapy is used as a treatment tool, meaning that it can take multiple sessions to target the cause of your pain and inflammation. In general, laser therapy sessions are conducted weekly until you begin to feel some relief and then spaced out further apart as time goes on. At Adapt Health Clinic in San Jose, we offer different laser therapy packages to meet your specific treatment needs:
PBM laser therapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses low levels of laser energy to stimulate the body's natural healing process. The light from the laser interacts with tissues at the cellular level, promoting an anti-inflammatory response and increasing microcirculation. This means that we can focus the laser on specific points on your skin where you experience pain and inflammation. Unlike medication and other pain relief options, this gives you an effective solution targeted at the site of your problem.
During your laser therapy session, one area will be targeted at a time. The laser will be passed back and forth over the treatment area for about three minutes. Your laser therapist will place a hand-held device against your skin, moving the device around until the laser beam hits the target area. During laser therapy, you'll feel a deep warmth that penetrates your skin. You may notice some tingling sensations or even experience slight swelling in the treatment area, but overall, laser therapy is generally painless for most people.
Actual treatment time lasts between 5–10 minutes, depending on the size and type of area being treated. Since laser therapy doesn't require any downtime afterward, you can return to your normal activities once you're done with your laser therapy session!
Typically, laser therapy is most effective for those who suffer from chronic pain, inflammation, and joint or muscle pain looking for an alternative to medication and surgery. But not everyone is a candidate for laser therapy and there is no one-size-fits-all answer to whether you should try laser therapy.
That's where a chiropractic laser therapy consultation comes in. Our team at Adapt Health is happy to discuss your individual situation and see if laser therapy can help you achieve your goals. If you are considering laser therapy, it's important to speak with your chiropractor to find out if it is the right treatment for you. You can call our office to schedule a laser therapy appointment today!
- Pain relief from acute and chronic conditions
- Reduces pain, swelling, and inflammation
- Increases mobility in joints and muscles and decreases in stiffness, aches, and pains
- Improves blood flow to affected areas which promotes healing and tissue growth
- Improves healing time
- Increases collagen production in your body for healthier, more elastic skin (this can help reduce wrinkles as well)
- Accelerates recovery time from injuries Reduces reliance on medication for pain relief
Beyond that, another large benefit of laser therapy is that it is non-invasive and does not require any downtime for recovery. It can also be used on any part of the body to provide targeted pain relief where you need it most.
At Adapt Health Clinic, we offer a wide range of treatment options that could be paired with your laser therapy treatment plan, including:
- Diversified Adjustments
- Active Real Technique (ART)
- Facial Movement Tape
- Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization
- Radial Pressure (Shockwave Therapy)
- Functional Range Conditional (FRC)
- Corrective Exercises
- Lumbar Traction
You can work with our chiropractic laser therapy team to create a plan that offers you the most relief and support. Beyond that, our team has years of experience treating a variety of conditions and is certified in PBM Lightforce Laser Therapy. Contact us to get started today!
If you're new to laser therapy, Adapt Health Clinic is here to guide you through the process. Read through some frequently asked questions to gain some more insight. If you have a question that's not answered here or is specific to your individual treatment needs, don't hesitate to reach out to our office to schedule a consultation and ask any questions you may have!
Does laser therapy hurt?
No, laser therapy is a non-invasive procedure that does not cause pain. In fact, many patients report feeling relief from pain immediately after treatment.
How many laser therapy treatments will I need?
The number of laser treatments will depend on the injury or pain you are experiencing and what your goals for treatment are. Most patients receive laser therapy once a week for two to six weeks, but this can vary depending on the severity of your condition, the areas you're trying to target, or your individual needs.
What can laser therapy treat?
Laser therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including muscle pain, joint pain, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, neck pain, lower back pain, arthritis, and neuropathy.
Are there any side effects of laser therapy?
Generally, laser therapy is very safe and has few side effects. Some patients may experience transient redness, swelling, or bruising in the treatment area, but these are all minor and should dissipate within a few days. You should avoid laser therapy if you are pregnant or have any implanted devices, like pacemakers or spinal cord stimulators. If you have any questions about health conditions or risks, reach out to our chiropractic team!
When it comes to deep tissue laser therapy, we work with every patient to develop a laser treatment program that is effective in relieving his or her pain. This customized plan allows us to better target the source of the pain or inflammation. Instead of just treating the symptoms, our lasers are able to target that damage and encourage healing.
As you can tell, there is a lot that goes into deep tissue laser therapy and creating a treatment plan to provide you with the most pain relief. To schedule a consultation and see if laser therapy is the right choice for your chronic pain, injury, or inflammation, contact our San Jose team at Adapt Health Clinic. We are happy to discuss your specific needs and our chiropractic laser therapy solutions with you!