Laser Therapy: The New Weapon Against Pain and Inflammation
For decades, doctors of many different specialties have employed standard toolkit of “traditional” remedies to deal with the pain and inflammation of an injury or medical condition (often with “-itis” at the end of the name). These older-school methods include things like RICE therapy (rest, ice, compression, elevation), over-the-counter or prescription-strength anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, corticosteroid injections, and the like.
While there’s nothing necessarily wrong with these time-honored methods—in fact, we still recommend and use them—modern technology is changing the game. One of the great recent innovations is laser therapy for pain, which we proudly offer at our Palm Desert, CA office. In some cases, laser therapy has even been able to provide a viable alternative to patients who had previously been told by other doctors that surgery was their only option.
The MLS (Multiwave Locked System) laser we use has proven extremely effective at not only reducing pain and swelling, but significantly shortening recovery times and kick-starting your body’s natural healing processes, especially when treatments are combined with a traditional rehab plan. The technology uses beams of light, adjusted to highly specific wavelengths, that can penetrate the skin and stimulate healthy activity within damaged cells. This naturally encourages those cells to accelerate tissue repair, fight inflammation, reduce pain, close wounds, or even improve nerve function.
Better yet, the laser is 100% safe and pain free with no known side effects. It’s not surgery and not invasive. Although every case is different, you may begin to feel better after just a few brief sessions (approximately 10 minutes each). For many patients, laser therapy has been able to finally provide long-awaited relief after struggling for years with painful, chronic conditions.
For more information on laser therapy, please check out our library page or some of our patient testimonial videos on their experience with laser therapy. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Danciger and find out if you’re a candidate for this exciting new procedure, please give us a call at 760-568-0108 today. You can also request an appointment online.