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Laser Therapy

Thanks to the development of health technologies and researches, we encounter new treatment methods every day. These alternative methods, which often replace major surgical procedures, not only facilitate the treatment of diseases, but also accelerate it. Laser therapy, which has been widely used in recent years, is one of the treatment methods in question. So what is laser therapy and what diseases can it be used in the treatment of? Let's see together...


What is Laser Therapy?

Laser treatment does not have any warming effect. It only accelerates circulation and thus helps accelerate tissue healing. Laser therapy, which is applied as a physical therapy method, can be used in the treatment of many diseases, especially neck hernia and skeletal system disorders.

If patients have pain complaints in a certain area, these complaints can be alleviated or even eliminated with regional laser therapy. Laser treatment is not recommended for open wounds. It has been observed that laser treatment contributes to the ongoing treatment process of the patients when laser treatment is applied to patients who are treated for complaints of lumbar or neck hernia.

Effect of Laser Therapy on Patients

The effects of laser therapy can be divided into two groups as analgesic and biostimulant effects. The analgesic effect refers to the pain relief effect of laser therapy. Biostimulant effect means stimulating a living organism to repair and heal itself.

Thus, the cells are revitalized and accelerated. As a result, cell metabolism will be accelerated, and this will also have a positive effect on the healing process.

It is possible to list the effects of high-intensity laser therapy, also called Hiltherapy, on patients as follows:

  • It helps to regenerate tissues.
  • It eliminates problems such as edema or continuous inflammation in the body.
  • It helps to remove toxins that cause pain from the body.
  • It is extremely effective in relieving back pain, neck pain, musculoskeletal pain and joint pain.
  • It is a painless treatment method and has no side effects.
  • It has a long lasting effect.

Although a low-power laser beam is used during the treatment, it is recommended to use special glasses to prevent damage to the eyes of both the patient and the doctor.


Diseases That Can Be Treated With Laser Therapy

  • Neck and arm pain, neck hernia,
  • Frozen shoulder and shoulder pain,
  • Elbow pain disorders with tennis elbow or golfer's elbow,
  • Wrist or hand pain,
  • Muscular rheumatic diseases such as fibromyalgia or myofascial pain,
  • Nerve compression in the wrist, also called carpal tunnel syndrome,
  • Hip calcification, cartilage wear or fluid reduction,
  • Heel spur and Achilles tendinitis,
  • Lumbar hernia, lumbar dislocation or low back pain,
  • Meniscus tear and knee calcification,
  • Pain at the amputation site
  • Accelerating the union of the fracture,
  • Sports injuries.

Laser therapy can be used as a direct treatment method in the aforementioned disorders, or it can be used as an adjunct to other treatment methods.

What You Need to Know About Laser Therapy

It is also useful to listen to the following important information about laser therapy, which has been widely used in recent years and has more and more application areas:

  • Laser therapy is not recommended for epileptic patients.
  • If applied to the thyroid gland, it may cause hypersecretion and is therefore not recommended.
  • It should not be applied in inflammatory rheumatic diseases in their acute stages.
  • Laser therapy should not be applied to the chest areas of patients with pacemakers.
  • A laser treatment should not be applied over the tattoo in people who have tattoos on their body.
  • It should not be applied on gonads, fetuses and malignant tumors.
  • It should not be applied on varicose veins or infected areas.
  • Although it can be applied around the wound, laser treatment should not be applied on the wound.

If laser treatment is performed with the right choice of physician and the right application, the success rate in the treatment of diseases is quite high.

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