You have suffered with fibromyalgia for long enough. Remedies have not provided the relief you have been seeking. You are probably looking for less invasive treatments. You may want to avoid drug interactions and long term side effects.
Laser Therapy is what you are seeking. It is a treatment that is safe and effective for treating pain, fatigue and many other symptoms of fibromyalgia.
How Can Laser Therapy Help Me?
Laser therapy is a procedure using the application of low intensity lasers to specific areas of the body to stimulate endorphins. These endorphins, physically present in the brain and adrenal glands, assist to stop transmission of pain signals to the brain and relax the patient. Laser therapy is a non-invasive, painless alternative to needle acupuncture and is said to stimulate energy between acupoints almost the same way.
When low intensity lasers are applied directly to Fibromyalgia tender points, the photon energy emitted will speed up cell growth. This growth stimulates and promotes healing in aching, painful damaged tissue. Lasers excite blood and lymph circulation, as well as recover and or improve nerve function in these areas. Laser therapy is used to treat many different types of chronic or acute pain diagnosis, especially pain that occurs with conditions such as arthritis, repetitive stress problems, and soft tissue and sports injuries.
What Occurs During a Laser Therapy Treatment Procedure?
While laser therapy treatments may vary, the following treatment application applies to most laser therapy services. At a typical session, a practitioner applies a low intensity laser directly to the skin at certain points of the body. In therapy sessions for conditions like chronic pain, lasers are applied directly to the affected (local) area.
A practitioner will lightly press the laser to tender areas. The application of lasers on the skin emits photons–the carriers of electromagnetic energy in light–directly into body tissue at the cellular level. These packets of photons are absorbed into the cells, where physiological changes occur. The objective of these changes is to relax the patient, restore a peaceful balance and relieve pain.
A treatment procedure usually lasts between thirty to sixty minutes, but may fluctuate with the specific medical problem being treated. Numerous treatments sessions may be required to reduce the acute and chronic pain of fibromyalgia. Laser therapy is not a cure for this disorder—however, its achievement in the release of pain has been shown in many studies.
Laser therapy is non-invasive and pain-free. An individual being treated with laser therapy might feel a tingling sensation on the skin, but practitioners say this is normal. The low intensity lasers used in laser therapy do not produce thermal energy and cannot burn the skin. Safety glasses will be worn to protect the eyes from laser light.
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia, known as muscular rheumatism or musculoskeletal pain syndrome, is a chronic disorder of the body tissue and muscle. People who suffer from fibromyalgia often suffer from muscle pain and continual fatigue. They have sleeping problems and are diagnosed with many tender points on the body by a Rheumatologist. The constant pain from this disorder can make even the easiest task difficult. Everyday activities of daily living become tiresome to complete. Getting up in the morning can be a major undertaking. Scientists and other health care professionals have come to the conclusion that infection; trauma, injury, or even an imbalance of chemicals could contribute to fibromyalgia. What causes this autoimmune disorder has still not been identified.
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