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Disc Degeneration & K Laser Therapy

Disc Degeneration & K Laser Therapy

So many people are finding they have inter-vertebral disc degeneration in their spine.  What causes this is pretty involved.  Basically, it’s the destruction of the extracellular matrix of the cell.  The factors that cause this create an imbalance of enzymes which then cause back and neck pain.  It’s way more involved than this but I’m sure you’re looking for an answer, not an long explanation with a lot of medical terms.

When the disc in your spine becomes inflamed it induces degeneration of those discs.  Some of the symptoms of this can be numbness, tingling, traveling pain, localized pain or weakness in the back or legs. Most recommendations for the treatment of disc degeneration is drugs. This just covers up the symptoms but does not actually heal your body, nor does it stop the degeneration.  K Laser therapy is an effective, conservative treatment that reduces the inflammation of the disc. The goal is to heal the body, not cover up the symptoms.  Laser therapy may help stop the degeneration and will relieve the pain by decreasing the inflammation and  healing the tissues. This may also prevent the need for surgery, which you all know can be debilitating. This is a simple, effective, painless way to heal your body.

What is Laser Therapy?

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. Laser Therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses and doctors as far back as the 1970’s. Now, after FDA clearance in 2002, Laser Therapy is being used extensively in the United States, including many professional sports teams.

K-Laser is leading the way in pain management, tissue repair, safe treatments, and fast treatment times.