Simple strains are the most common cause of back pain, especially lower back pain. Muscle strain is often caused by overuse of a muscle or overloading a muscle. When a muscle is stressed beyond its limits, injury occurs. A muscle strain (or pulled muscle) is an overstretched or torn muscle. With injury comes inflammation, which is part of the healing process. Inflammation causes pain and can also trigger muscle spasms. The severity of a muscle strain can range from mild to severe.
Pressure on the roots of the sciatic nerve causes pain in the buttock and the back of the thigh. Causes include:
- Prolapsed invertebral disc
- Muscle spasm
- Sitting awkwardly for a prolonged period of time
- Osteoarthritis in older people
How does the treatment work?
The laser device is held against the skin over the area being treated. Low-level lasers emit wavelengths of light in the visible red to near-infrared red range, which penetrate deeply into the tissues. The light energy is absorbed and converted to biochemical energy, which stimulates the cells. Low-level laser therapy is believed to speed healing and reduce pain and inflammation. There are no known side effects to low-level laser therapy. Low-level laser therapy is used to treat both acute and chronic pain. The benefits of low-level laser therapy appear to be accumulative - it may take several treatments for the results to become evident.
Benefits of laser treatment:
- Safe procedure
- Reduces swelling and pain
- Reduces the dependence on medication
- Improves Condition Immediately
- Allows patient to perform tasks previously incongruent with medical therapy
Combine Light and Cold
Cyrotherapy can be used in combination with Laser Therapy to prevent injuries and recover from injuries. Go to the CryoTherapy page for more information on The Power of Cold >>