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Laser Treatment for Musculoskeletal Problems

Updated: Oct 4, 2021

Laser therapy is a great way to treat musculoskeletal problems, whether they are from an injury, post-surgery or as part of a rehabilitation program. Laser is also a valuable adjunctive therapy to other treatment options, such as orthotic therapy.

This type of laser therapy has been used for many years on sports injuries, arthritic joints, neuropathic pain syndromes, back and neck pain. There are many published scientific studies which show that it is and effective treatment.

Treatment times are typically short, often taking 10-15 minutes. The patient feels no pain, and may feel a slight warmth in the area being treated. A treatment program may involve having laser therapy at least twice a week for a few sessions.

At FALL we have two different lasers that we use for musculoskeletal problems. They are the THOR low level laser (cold laser), and the Lightforce laser, which is more powerful.

By the way, we also have another laser, which we use to treat fungal nail infections. You can read all about this here.

THOR Laser
THOR Laser

THOR Laser

The laser used by THOR is called Cold Laser Therapy which is also called Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). The more technical term for this Photobiomodulation (PBM Therapy). It works by improving tissue repair and reducing pain and inflammation. It is also very good for treating trigger points in muscles without having to use needles.

Lightforce Laser
Lightforce Laser

Lightforce Laser

The Lightforce laser is more powerful than the THOR laser and uses a different frequency of laser light.

Which laser is better?

The two lasers we have are not better or worse than each other. They are just different. Having options means that we can choose which one we think will be better in your own circumstances. Both lasers are safe and produce excellent outcomes.

Get in touch with us for more information.

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