Laser therapy, or “photobiomodulation” is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include: improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. During the painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation drawing water, oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved. At the cellular level, during the laser therapy session, the infrared laser light interacts with tissues and metabolic activity increases within the cell, improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane.
RVC offers K laser therapy to our patients who have chronic or acute pain associated with many different ailments. We can also provide laser therapy after surgical procedures to promote healing of the incision.