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Pain Management

Traditionally, prescription medication has been used to manage pain. However, many pain medications come with the inherent risk of addiction and dependency as well as a number of unpleasant side effects. Luckily, as a result of the advanced technology utilized by the Fotona SP Dynamis laser, there is a new way to treat and manage pain, without the use of medication. If you are looking for a natural and effective alternative to pain medication, Philosophy of Beauty is proud to offer Laser therapy for pain management using the gold standard Fotona Laser. This treatment is particularly effective for those suffering from arthritis, fibromyalgia, and sports related injuries and is suitable for both men and women suffering from chronic pain. We understand the significant impact that chronic pain can have on an individual and are here to support our patients by safely and effectively minimizing their pain.

Although the term “arthritis” itself means joint inflammation, it is often used to describe diseases and conditions that affect joints, the tissues surrounding joints, and other connective tissue. As a result, arthritis is extremely common. In fact, it is estimated that more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis.

Common arthritis joint symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion and the severity of these symptoms can be mild, moderate or severe. Unfortunately, some forms of arthritis are progressive, so the symptoms worsen over time. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, which may impact one’s mobility. In some instances, patients have difficulty walking, climbing stairs, or completing other daily activities, which can have a tremendous impact on one’s quality of life. In addition to its impact on the joints, some types of arthritis also affect the heart, eyes, lungs, kidneys, and skin.

Thankfully, studies have shown that low-level laser treatments can be extremely beneficial in treating fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, tendinopathy, and osteoarthritis.

Fibromyalgia is the second most common condition affecting the bones and muscles. The main symptoms of the disorder are muscle pain and fatigue. While individuals with fibromyalgia often experience pain and tenderness throughout the body, in most instances, the pain is most prevalent in the trunk, low back, hips, and shoulders. Although rare, it can also impact the hands and feet. In addition to muscle pain and fatigue, common symptoms of Fibromyalgia include: twitching or tightness, trouble concentrating, insomnia, anxiety, and depression.

The onset of Fibromyalgia is usually gradual. Overtime, as the symptoms worsen, it can interfere with even simple daily activities, which can be extremely disheartening for patients.

Luckily, at Philosophy of Beauty, low-level laser therapy can be used to alleviate Fibromyalgia pain, which can significantly improve a patient’s quality of life.

Although exercise and recreational sports have many health benefits, they can also lead to injury. Whether caused by an accident, poor training practices, incorrect form, or insufficient stretching, sports injuries can be incredibly painful.

The most common sports injuries are sprains and strains, Achilles tendon injuries, knee injuries, swollen muscles, shinbone injuries, rotator cuff injuries, as well as fractures and dislocation. Trauma from these sports injuries causes damage to the cells that make up soft tissues. These damaged cells release chemicals which chemicals, which triggers a natural inflammatory response in the body, resulting in redness, swelling, warmth, and pain in the injured area. Persistent or recurrent inflammation can cause athletes to experience early- onset arthritis or degenerative changes in their joints.

Patients suffering from sports injuries understandably want a solution in order to get back to doing what they love. Laser therapy has been used by professional sports teams Professional sports teams have used laser therapy and athletes to treat inflammation, provide deep-tissue therapy, and accelerate pain relief, which helps athletes minimize downtime. Low-level laser therapy works by reducing short-term inflammation, while simultaneously lowering the risk of arthritis caused by frequent sports injuries.

Although studies are still being done to determine why laser therapy is so effective for pain management, some researchers believe that lasers help reduce inflammation due to the way they change cell function. In addition, every time an injury is sustained, the energy flow to that area is disrupted. Laser therapy stimulates blood flow and the cells in the area of pain, thereby restoring the body by reenergizing the area.

At Philosophy of Beauty, we use the Fotona SP Dynamis laser, which is equipped with special settings that enable our expert technician to apply heat deep into the skin and muscle tissue. This heat is able to penetrate right down to the bones and surrounding connective tissue, while leaving the surface of the skin cooler than the deeper layers. The heat works by loosening up the targeted tissues, allowing the lymphatic fluid to flow more easily and detoxify the area. This, in turn, works by reducing swelling, alleviating tension and pain. The heat also helps to stimulate the creation of connective tissues, thereby strengthening the treatment area.

There are numerous benefits of laser therapy for pain management. Laser therapy is:

  • Non-invasive
  • Decreases or eliminates the need for pain medication to combat pain.
  • Safely treats pain by influencing and increasing the metabolic activity of the cells.
  • Stimulates the nerves and immune system, helping the body ward of germs and other problems.
  • Aids in tissue repair thereby making it an effective treatment for sports related injuries.
  • Lasting relief after only 3-4 treatments.
  • Treatments can be customized for each situation to ensure optimal results.
  • Effective for both acute and chronic conditions.

Whether you experience pain due to a chronic condition or as a result of an injury, Laser therapy for pain management is an excellent and effective treatment option to minimize day to day discomfort, helping you feel like yourself again.

When using laser treatment for pain management, the number of treatments required will vary patient to patient, depending on the condition and its severity. During your complimentary consultation at Philosophy of Beauty, our experts will listen to your concerns, answer any questions you may have, and develop a customized treatment plan, tailored to suit your individual needs and to ensure that your pain is alleviated.

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