Who Can Benefit from Deep Tissue Laser Therapy?

Not too long ago, laser therapy was thought of as fairly experimental and new. However, today an increasing number of clinicians are now offering laser therapy among their services thanks to the unique benefits that it offers and proven results. There are various different types of laser therapy available. Still, one that is particularly popular among athletes and people suffering from other injuries and/or chronic pain is deep tissue laser therapy.


Here's what you need to know about deep tissue laser therapy including who can benefit from this treatment technique.

What Is Deep-Tissue Laser Therapy?

Deep tissue laser therapy is a non-invasive technique commonly used to target pain and inflammation that occurs in musculoskeletal injuries. It uses a process called photobiomodulation, which occurs when light photons enter tissue deep within the body and cause a range of therapeutic effects, including an increase in cellular metabolism and reducing inflammation. This helps the body to heal itself more quickly, as well as helps to tackle symptoms associated with your condition or injury.


There is a range of benefits associated with using deep tissue laser therapy.


Non-invasive. One of the most popular benefits of deep tissue laser therapy is that it is non-invasive, meaning that there are no incisions and no need for an anesthetic. There are no wounds to take care of and minimal risk of complications.


No side effects. There are also no known side effects associated with deep tissue laser therapy.


Short treatment times. Although each patient is different, each session can usually be performed in a lunch hour. Your clinician will be able to advise you how many treatment sessions you are likely to need.


Drug-free pain relief. Many people dislike relying on pain medications to keep them comfortable. Laser therapy helps to reduce inflammation and pain naturally, reducing or even eliminating your need to take drugs to support you while you heal and recover.


Faster healing. Deep tissue laser therapy has been shown to increase circulation, which sends oxygenated blood and nutrients to the areas of your body that require healing. This can help to accelerate the recovery process.


Bespoke treatment plans. Every patient is unique and deep tissue laser therapy can be tailored to your specific requirements, ensuring that you get the care that will benefit you best.

What conditions can deep tissue laser therapy treat?

Deep tissue laser therapy is very versatile, and the technique can be very effective at reducing the symptoms associated with a range of musculoskeletal injuries. These include:


  • Lumbar disc herniation

  • Tennis elbow

  • Lower back pain

  • Rotator cuff tendonitis

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Nerve root pain

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Sciatica

  • Sprains and strains

  • Fracture healing

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Wound healing


If you aren’t sure if deep tissue laser therapy is suitable for you, our experienced and knowledgeable team will be happy to advise you.


To ask any further questions, or to make an appointment to discover if you could benefit from deep tissue laser therapy, visit DNA Sports Medicine in Burbank. Call 818-841-4100 today.