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MEDICAL LASER THERAPY...Safe, Effective and Cost-efficient!

       MEDICAL LASER THERAPY…Safe, Effective and Cost-Efficient! 

 

 

      A common reaction experienced by people when first introduced to the concept of medical laser therapy is skepticism. I was certainly one of these skeptics when I first read about this medical modality. To me, it sounded rather  “hokey” and “out there” but the more I researched the topic the more I became interested in learning even more about them.

     Eventually, in fact, I became so convinced that I decided a few months ago to acquire a Class 1V therapy laser, and since then both my staff as well as myself have been very gratified and encouraged by the results so far.

 

      Therapy lasers are a separate type of laser from CO2 surgical lasers and cosmetic lasers.     In basic terms they are technologically advanced machines that use focused near infrared light to penetrate into the body to target specific areas of disturbed body tissues resulting in very positive benefits to the unhealthy tissue. The result of this therapy is to assist these tissues to return to their normal function safely and much faster than they would have in normal innate healing processes.  

 

       Laser therapy helps relieves pain, decrease inflammation and increase new blood vessel growth.  It also stimulates the immune system.  All of these benefits add up to accelerated healing and a more rapid return to normal function.

 

     Other healthful and practical advantages include no requirement for sedation or anesthesia, relatively brief treatment times and often this therapeutic modality can allow for the reduction of dosage of other medications decreasing the risk potential to a patient of unwanted drug side effects. 

 

     Laser therapy is very safe.  In essence, the procedure energizes sub optimally functioning cells, leaving optimally functioning healthy cells unaffected.  In other words, phototherapy, or photobiostimulation as it is sometimes called, stimulates only unhealthy tissues.

 

 

     At this point you may be wondering how much information is available on the credibility of this treatment modality?  My personal research has convinced me that it is good, evidence-based medicine.  Therapeutic effects have been studies for almost 40 years with thousands of paper having been written on this subject.  (For those of you who wish to do their own research on the topic, a great Internet source is PubMed.gov (Search for therapy lasers or L.L.L.T referring to low level light therapy). Of course, it is not to be construed as a cure-all modality, but certainly can be considered a very useful adjunct to other methods of pain and healing management. 

 

     Animals suffering from conditions such as arthritis, intervertebral disc disease, cystitis, pancreatitis, non-healing fractures,” hot spots”, asthma, chronic inflammatory bowel disease, wounds and ear disease, are all proven to benefit from medical laser therapy.  In general, it is a common consensus that 70 to 80% of patients have a positive response to therapy laser treatments. 

 

     As I pointed out earlier, abundant research involving humans as well as animals continues to indicate the efficacy and safety of this evolving science. The majority of providers of higher-powered therapy laser machines have them equipped with protocol software that is upgraded over time allowing for optimum treatment success of various disease conditions.   Numerous reputable suppliers also provide online courses to allow clinicians to stay abreast of new developments worldwide. Additionally, these suppliers also provide excellent service and are diligent about ensuring safety of operation of these machines including eye protection of the operators, pets, and attending clients if they wish to be in the laser area with their pets.

 

 

   I personally am feeling very satisfied with my decision to plunge into this exciting technology feet first. .   Expect some updates from me from time to time as my knowledge and experience with this medical modality continues to expand.

 

Comments
1.
Roy (6/27/2015)
HiI had sight correction done nrleay 6 weeks ago; when I came out of the clinic my sight was promising to be perfect. This was great as I was very short sighted and wore contact lenses for many years. My near sight was perfect, though, and I didn't ever near glasses or lenses for reading close up. After the surgery I could see both close up and far distance, but within a couple of days I lost the close up vision. I thought that wasn't a bad price to pay, although I was a little sad that I now need glasses for reading.the key point here, though, is that for the past week or so my sight has been deteriorating, and when I went back to the clinic for a check up a couple of days ago, they told me I was borderline for driving, and they've told me I must wear glasses! I feel gutted that I now need 2 pairs of glasses, when I was led to believe I wouldn't need any at all.They've told me it could just be the healing process, and I should go back again in another month, but I have to say this isn't at all what I expected and they don't tell you any of this when they're giving you the consultation/sales pitch. If I had to drive to get to work every day I'd have a real problem, as I just can't see road signs til they're on top of me, and I'm still wating for the glasses.My advice would be is it really worth it? I went to a clinic that claims to be top, and all their surgeons graduated from the Royal College of Opthalmology, and I now owe them nrleay a35,000 for sight that's giving me real problems! They claim they have a lifetime guarantee of follow up treatment, but would I really go through all that again when I really don't know what the outcome might be?I really wish I hadn't bothered, I managed fine with contact lenses.Cheers x

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Veruca (7/2/2015)
Most help articles on the web are inaccurate or innroehect. Not this!

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Gabriela (7/4/2015)
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