Low Level Laser Therapy Provides Faster Healing For Inflammation and Injuries
Why Low Level Laser?
Why does Dr. Burdorf use the Low level laser therapy devices? Cold or low level laser is a physical therapy for pain management. Any time a cell gets injured, it loses the ability to self-regulate, which means it loses the ability to take out the garbage. That cell will swell, and if you have millions of cells swelling in one spot of your body, you get inflammation. If your lungs are inflamed, you get bronchitis. If your sinuses are inflamed, it’s sinusitis. When you look at soft tissue injuries you’re looking at tendonitis, bursitis, sprained ligaments and most importantly nerve inflammation, which is neuritis.
Laser was pioneered by two dentists in Sweden , Dr. Tunér and Khullar, about 50 years ago. It has been FDA Approved in the USA since Feb 2002. Dr. Burdorf has been using it in his clinical practice about 13 years.
Many of you have seen and experienced the laser therapy Dr. Burdorf uses in his office. He uses Apollo, Thor & Erchonia name brand lasers to promote healing of injuries.
Why Is Low Level Laser Better Than Other Therapies?
Low level laser helps anything that is injured to heal. So how is laser better than other therapies such as tens, ultrasound, electrical stimulation? When it comes to a tens unit or anything electrical, you cannot use those types of devices on a patient with pacemakers. Because laser is a light therapy you can do that directly over a pacemaker.
How is laser better than ultrasound? If you have a fracture, ultrasound would actually make that fracture worse. I have a wonderful therapy that I can offer you or anybody you know that has suffered a fracture because laser can speed up the healing time for fractures. Laser is also wonderful for post-surgery such as if you had a prosthesis for maybe a hip, shoulder or knee.
If you are suffering from inflammation or pain, and are interested to see how Dr. Burdorf could help you, schedule a time for a consultation. Schedule your appointment here.