New Treatments for Chronic Treatments – Laser Pain Therapeutic Techniques
For some the agony of daily pain ruins the quality of their lives leading to reduced productivity at work, unemployment, immobility, and depression. The pain itself can actually lead to further health related problems since pain sufferers can’t get the exercise they need or participate in social activities. Kids and grandkids, and even friends rarely are able to understand what chronic pain does to their parents, grandparents, or friends lives and disposition. The daily anguish creates an insidious process where they spiral downward emotionally and physically.
Pain sufferers often lose their ability to deal with the pain because it clouds the mind. They naturally become more obsessed with their pain perhaps thinking they can do something about it. All too often, there is little they can do about it on their own. Even by keeping still and not using the joint, inflammation can go on for days or weeks without abatement. Turning to pain killers is the first response to pain, but for chronic sufferers the pain killers can cause kidney, liver and other bodily organs to suffer.
One noted pain doctor in Canada is quoted, “Most people suffering from muscle pain have been living with the pain for a long time, but they may be unaware of their options to accelerate healing. Many take drugs daily to manage the pain and inflammation, but their problem may continue to get worse. They may have poor health habits and their body structures may be declining. They may avoid activities for both work and fun, and have a poor quality of life. It may be difficult for them to get a good night’s sleep. As a result, they may feel discouraged and frustrated.”
Ending Pain Suffering – Acupuncture
Depending on the affliction, there are a variety of therapeutic treatments from physiotherapy to chiropractics to acupuncture to ease pain suffering. A combination of these treatment modalities can deliver relief for pain sufferers. A new form of treatment is actually an improvement in acupuncture. Acupuncture is an old therapy extending back thousands of years when acupuncturists would insert sharp bamboo shoots in a pain sufferer’s skin. The needle would be inserted into specific locations on the body. Through centuries of empirical research and observation, the Chinese discovered that certain parts of the skin were connected with other parts of the body. They theorized the existence of a bodily energy network extending throughout the body just below the surface of the skin. This network includes all the interior organs. This energy works in harmony with the body’s circulatory, nervous, muscular, and digestive systems.
When the needles are applied to the ear, knee, back and hands, the human body’s response is to release endorphins, natural chemicals which served to make the person feel better and experience less pain. Some people decline the use of acupuncture because they heard it may not work, but laser therapy brings it to a new level.
Laser Pain Therapy
Low Level or Cold Laser Therapy has been used for about 30 years in Europe and Asia. The treatment is relatively safe and uses low output levels, short treatment times, and low energy levels. Treatment success rates have been as good or better than other pain therapies.
Using a low level verilase laser, a qualified therapist can apply an even more precise and improved stimulation of endorphins. Low level lasers send cold light through skin layers to soft tissue cells and result in enhanced blood flow and cell metabolism. The laser light generates the bioenergy in the body’s cells at a specific location. The cells transform the energy into endorphins which promotes natural healing of tissues and of course, pain relief. Laser therapy can work well on its own, but it may be best to use it in combination with other pain treatments including physiotherapy regimens, ice, massage, ultrasound, and stretching.
Although muscles and joints are separate matters, they actually conspire together to create a chronic affliction. It is not enough to mask the pain with medications. Your pain condition needs to be assessed by a qualified pain doctor.
It doesn’t take much time to make an appointment at a laser therapy pain clinic but it could be one of the smartest things you can do. Why not get some expert examination of your pain issue so you can isolate exactly what’s wrong? Don’t continue on with your chronic back pain, foot pain, knee pain or hand pain.
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