Those who suffer from pain at some point in their life know that not everyone fits into a traditional pain management box. The Freedom therapeutic laser is a safe, pain-free treatment that has no side effects, no downtime, and does not require surgery or drugs. Finding the right pain treatment for you can be difficult, but laser therapy may be right for you.
Freedom Physical Therapy Services is one of only Milwaukee area facilities that offers Class IV therapeutic laser treatments. Let us explain what makes the Freedom laser different.
|Freedom’s Class IV Laser||Other Lasers|
|Penetrates soft tissue up to 7 cm or deeper||Penetrates up to ½ cm deep|
|Direct application to the skin||Laser Tubes allow for scatter of light rays|
|Handheld, direct treatment to the affected area||Body areas are treated, indirect treatment|
|60 W treatment allows for quick sessions||20-40 W treatment 15-45 minutes sessions|
|Affordable cash pricing $45/session||Between $70-100/session|
While other lasers are still considered therapeutic, it takes longer to push the light energy into the tissues when it only penetrates ½ cm compared to 7 cm deep. With the deeper penetration that comes from the Freedom laser treatment, treatment times are decreased and cellular level healing can begin sooner.
What benefits come from using the Freedom therapeutic laser?
The nerve cells become less sensitive when using the therapeutic laser. The pain signals being transmitted to the brain dampen. Also, the brain and adrenal gland produce high levels of pain-killing chemicals, endorphins, and encephalin that block pain.
The use of the therapeutic laser helps to stimulate the lymphatic system. The stimulation to the system helps to drain swollen areas. The laser causes vasodilation of the vessels which helps to increase blood flow and the clearing of edema-causing chemicals. This is especially great for acute injuries where there is heavy bruising and swelling.
A therapeutic laser penetrates deep (7 cm) into the soft tissue. The light emitted from the laser accelerates cellular reproduction and growth. This allows the cells to recover faster with better nutrients and rids the cell of its waste products more efficiently. Damaged cells are repaired more quickly when exposed to laser light.
Improved Vascular Activity
The use of therapeutic lasers has shown the increased formation of new capillaries in injured tissues. With increased blood flow to the area, healing and recovery occur more quickly and wounds close faster with less scar tissue.
Improved Metabolic Activity
The laser light creates an environment where blood cells have access to greater oxygen, enzymes, and nutrients to help to increase metabolic activity.
Who should use the Freedom Class IV Therapeutic Laser?
The simple answer is anyone who is experiencing pain either acute or chronic pain. Acute pain is pain that is provoked by a specific disease or injury, serves a useful biologic purpose, and is short-lived. Chronic pain is pain that outlasts the normal time of healing if associated with a disease or injury. Chronic pain may arise from psychological states, serves no biological purpose, and has no end. Listed below are just some of the conditions, injuries, and diseases that benefit from therapeutic laser use.
Joints Muscle Spasms
Back and Neck Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Rotator Cuff Tear
Foot and Ankle Pain
Trigger Point Pain