Up to 80% of people will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Of those who develop acute low-back pain, a significant proportion will develop chronic low-back pain further down the track which can have a detrimental effect on lives.
Low level laser therapy (LLLT) or sometimes referred to as cold laser therapy is a common modality used by health care practitioners to treat a wide variety of conditions one of which is low-back pain. Low level laser therapy is a non-invasive light source treatment generated through a hand-held device that emits no heat, sound or vibration. The laser is placed directly over the injured area and can be held on for varying times depending on the dose and size of the area being treated. Low level laser therapy has the ability to stimulate all cell types including muscle, ligament, cartilage and nerves therefore, it is used in the treatment of a number of musculoskeletal disorders such a low-back pain. Low level laser therapy is believed to accelerate connective tissue repair and act as an anti-inflammatory agent. Furthermore, it normalizes damaged or injured tissue, reduces healing time and overall pain.
The use of Low level laser therapy for the treatment of low-back pain has been proven effective in a number of clinical trials. The dose and technique used are extremely important in making sure the right requirements are being met for your specific needs. Longer wavelengths are required to reach deeper tissues, such as the deep muscles in your low-back. Your health care practitioner or trained therapist will ensure that all these requirements are being met. Low level laser therapy for your low-back is a safe treatment alternative that is non-invasive, non-toxic, and highly effective with no reported adverse reactions.
Low level laser therapy can be used as part of a treatment plan or as an individual treatment approach that can potentially provide pain relief or pain reduction, especially for patients seeking a more conservative approach, without the use of surgery or drugs.
Lakeside Laser provides a Non-invasive treatment approach through the use of Cold Laser / Lower Level laser therapy. Cold Laser/ Low level laser therapy can be used to treat back pain and many other conditions. We are located in Joondalup, central to Perth’s Northern suburbs; with visitors from many surrounding suburbs, including: Sinagra, Wanneroo, Banksia Grove, Edgewater, Lancelin, Yanchep, Mindarie, Kinross, Hillary’s, Burns Beach and Merriwa. If you would like some more information of Cold Laser Therapy/Low Level Laser Therapy and if it can help you or to book an appointment, feel free to call one of our laser technicians on 9300 0095 or visit www.lakesidelaser.com.au