Pain Reducing Therapies
Class 4 Laser Therapy
Using high energy light therapy, our Class IV Laser system decreases pain, decreases inflammation, increases healing factors and increases blood flow to the area. This is cutting edge technology available for all of our patients. Through the process of photobiomodulation, the light energy is absorbed by your body's mitochondria and stimulates the production of ATP which is your body's main source of energy. As a by product, a nitrogenous compound is released causing blood to rush to the area reinvigorating the tissue. In addition, a superoxide compound is produced which acts like a super antioxidant. By releasing huge amounts of healing factors and causing blood to rush to the area of complaint, this new technology aims to provide relief when nothing else seems to work from a cellular level. There are almost no contraindications to class 4 laser therapy. We encourage all post-surgical candidates to inquire about class 4 therapy because of the immense benefits seen after such invasive procedures.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Muscle stimulation is a tried and true method of relieving muscle tension and pain. It is great for working out those nasty trigger points and bringing a sense of calmness to the muscle tissue. This is a very safe and non-invasive method of pain relief that is quite soothing and relaxing for the body.
There are three primary benefits to ultrasound. The first is the speeding up of the healing process from the increase in blood flow in the treated area. The second is the decrease in pain from the reduction of swelling and edema. The third is the gentle massage of muscle tendons and/ or ligaments in the treated area because no strain is added and any scar tissue is softened. Conditions for which ultrasound may be used for treatment include the follow examples: ligament sprains, muscle strains, tendonitis, joint inflammation, plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, facet irritation, impingement syndrome, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and scar tissue adhesion.
Soft Tissue Work
We offer a variety of soft tissue therapies including trigger point therapy, myofascial release technique (similar to ART), cupping, instrument assisted soft tissue work (similar to graston), and provide topical analgesics to relieve pain and discomfort. These treatments are a crucial part of decreasing pain throughout the body. These therapies can increase range of motion, decrease pain, decrease soreness, increase blood flow, decrease swelling, decrease inflammation, and decrease the time it takes to heal with certain conditions. These are safe procedures with almost no contraindications.