Laser therapy for Pain
Lasers are revolutionizing the way we care for our patients. As a leading laser therapy provider in Pittsburgh, GPC Oral Surgery and Implant Center, we offer a full pain management program to our patients to help treat a range of pain syndromes.
Using laser therapy, we can treat a wide range of dental pain, head and neck pain, and a variety of other painful ailments to help patients improve their health and live a pain-free life.
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
Laser therapy, also known as light therapy or phototherapy, works by delivering precise doses of low-level red light at specific wavelengths to the affected area. This light helps to increase circulation, encourage cell turnover, improve blood flow, and repair damaged tissue.
This increase in blood flow to the affected area helps to remove harmful toxins that accumulate and interfere with the healing process while replenishing oxygen and essential nutrients.
What Can be Treated with Laser Therapy?
At GPC, our Laser and Pain Management program can be used to treat a wide variety of ailments using this revolutionary treatment. From dental pain to head and neck pain, this treatment can be used to quickly and effectively heal. Laser Therapy works to treat:
- Oral Ulcers
- Dental Sensitivity
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Sinus Congestion
- Migraine Headaches
- Back Pain including Sciatica
- Hip and Knee Pain
This treatment can also be used to alleviate pain from trigeminal neuralgia, osteonecrosis of the jaw, TMJ pain, as well as tendonitis, costochondritis, plantar fasciitis and carpal tunnel.
Benefits of Using Laser Therapy
Laser therapy provides a wide range of benefits to patients for pain management. Laser therapy is a non-invasive, pain-free treatment that promotes faster healing and shorter recovery times when compared to other treatment methods.
For our laser therapy treatments, we use the Lumix 4 Series laser to provide the highest level of comfort and quality to our patients. The Lumix 4 Series laser was invented by Dr. Nelson Marquina DC, Ph.D. and is designed to deliver high-intensity phototherapy that produces faster results with shorter treatment times compared to other lasers on the market.
Is Laser Therapy Safe?
Low-level lasers, like the Lumix 4, are deemed as non-significant risk devices by the FDA. The laser we use for our treatments is a bio-stimulation laser, not a surgical laser. This low-level laser has a low power nature, meaning the effects of the laser on the body are biochemical, not thermal. This means you will not feel any pain associated with the laser therapy.
Comprehensive, Expert Services for Complete Pain Management
With any treatment, it is essential to find a trusted professional to perform your laser therapy treatment. The experienced and knowledgeable Dr. Albert Massucci, Dr. of Chiropractic Medicine leads our Laser Therapy and Pain Management program.
Utilizing over 34 years of experience in helping patients overcome the pain and symptoms of musculoskeletal conditions, Dr. Massucci provides patients with effective solutions for pain management, helping them improve their overall health and quality of life.
Contact GPC Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center today to learn more about laser therapy for pain management or to schedule an appointment and begin your journey to a pain-free life.
By increasing the activity of the mitochondria, your laser therapy session increases blood flow to the affected areas resulting in removal of harmful toxins and replenishment of oxygen and nutrients. Improved supply of oxygen and blood products supports the repair of damaged tissues. At the same time, improvement of circulation into deep tissue removes waste products from the area that may delay healing and cause pain. As damaged tissue recovers, important blood borne products are depleted. Re-supply of these healing nutrients to the deep tissue injury supports recovery from over exercise or trauma. At the same time the affected area receives supplemental blood supply, other local tissues are also reinforced. This general improvement in cellular function supports improved overall recovery while rapidly healing and relieving pain.