High Power Laser Therapy in Berkley
High Power Laser Therapy (HPLT) is a treatment often used for musculoskeletal injuries and offers a lot of healing potential to patients experiencing pain. If you have been involved in an auto-accident and have an acute injury, whether to your shoulder, knee, or even your neck, then HPLT could be for you. It is also useful for sports injuries, repetitive strain injury, and other similar conditions.
Dr. Manela has helped people with whiplash, frozen shoulder issues, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, broken bones that are healing slowly, and chronic.
How Does HPLT Work?
This treatment works by increasing the circulation of blood to the affected area, and also improving oxygenation of the blood so that the body can heal itself more efficiently. The light photons support the tissue's own healing process and increase metabolic activity within the cells. As more blood flows through the body, more nutrients can be transported to the cells and more waste material can be transported out of the body more efficiently. This means that inflammation and swelling are reduced, muscle spasms stop, and there is less stiffness and pain. This treatment is drug-free, non-addictive, pain free, and for the vast majority of people, there are no side effects.
Laser therapy treatments are becoming increasingly popular because they are so well received by the body, therefore making them very effective. Surgery and prescription drugs can carry with them an element of risk; even minor surgeries have the potential for infection of the wound. There are also certain risks associated with the anaesthetic used during these medical procedures. Prescription drugs may interact with other medications someone is taking or could have unwanted side-effects. Non-invasive laser therapies are considered to be a lower risk compared to the more traditional western medical treatments.
What Can HPLT Help With?
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Lateral Epicondylitis (More commonly known as Tennis Elbow)
- Muscle Strains
- Repetitive Stress Injuries (not just carpal tunnel, but overuse injuries from sports and from manual labor jobs too)
- Chondromalacia Patellae
- Sports Injuries
- Bell's Palsy
- Rheumatoid Arthritis and/or Osteoarthritis
- Shoulder, Back & Knee Pain
- Auto & Work Related Injuries
- Ligament Sprains
It can also help with many illnesses and chronic conditions, but it is always a good idea to speak to a doctor to get a proper diagnosis. Inform them that you are considering treatment using hot laser therapy so that your primary care physician can coordinate with your other therapists.
Treatment for Auto Accidents
If you have been involved in an auto accident, then it is imperative that you seek treatment immediately. A good chiropractor will be able to offer you advice about the extent of the injuries. Sometimes, people don't feel pain immediately after the accident, but they do later. Getting a check-up will help to give you peace of mind as well as supporting your claim if you need to submit an accident and injury claim at a later date. The more time you wait, the harder it is to claim and the harder it is to recover as well.
In certain states - such as Michigan, there are time limits on the ability to claim no-fault injury benefits. You have just one year to put in the claim, so it's important that you start the process as soon as possible. You need to be able to demonstrate that the accident has caused impairment - not just pain. This means you need to demonstrate that you have had to make changes to our day-to-day life - whether that is taking time off work, getting treatment, being unable to take part in your chosen hobbies or interests, or having to make changes to your property to cope with limits to your mobility.
If you have dizziness, headaches, migraines, pain in your neck, shoulder or back, suffer severe bruising or broken bones, then you need to document this and get treatment right away. Chiropractic care is useful for getting patients back on their feet without relying on prescription medications.
When you see a chiropractor, you are preserving evidence of your condition to support your personal injury claim. The care, whether it is physical therapy, massage therapy, and/or class IV laser therapy, will help your body to heal more quickly.
Do not delay if you are concerned that you are suffering from whiplash. This is an injury that can have a long-lasting impact on your life. If you are suffering from neck pain, spasms, stiffness, and headaches, seek medical advice immediately. Car accident victims can also suffer from back pain, and from seat belt related injuries, which can affect the vertebrae and ribs. Yes, the seatbelt saved your life, but the tension of the narrow band hitting your ribs/neck can cause serious pain and injury. The sooner you get treatment the smoother your recovery will be.