Laser Therapy for Arthritis Pain Relief

By: Christopher John

Arthritis is the disease that affects the musculoskeletal system; in particular, it affects the joints. It is the main cause of disability among older people, and to be precise it is more commonly observed in people over 55 to 60 years old. Arthritis is group of diseases and covers many medical conditions. The most common type of arthritis is Osteoarthritis (OA), whilerheumatoid arthritis is the second most common. Moreover, there are some additional types of arthritis that can affect people at a very young age. The condition is caused by malfunction in one of the many parts of any joint. Basically the type of arthritis is diagnosed based on which organ is affected the most, which ultimately affects the ligament, synovial fluid, bone joints or even cartilage.

Its symptoms can be severe pain in joints, tenderness when pressure is applied to the joint, swollen and inflamed joints, unusual stiffness in the joint, etc. In the rheumatoid condition, for example, there could be developments of lumps of tissues under the skin. Unfortunately and after continued research, there is still no cure. Living with arthritis can be painful, but there are lots of treatment options available to minimize its negative impact on your daily life. Apart from prescribed medications, mainly painkillers, newly developed laser therapy can be a good alternative for pain relief.

Laser therapy for arthritis lessens the swelling and inflammation. It does this by increasing blood flow and overall circulation to the malfunctioned area. Moreover, laser therapy helps the cells find their chemical balance. Therefore, the cells reenergize and consequently begin healing. Naturally, the ligaments, tendons and muscles have a new and rejuvenated support system, which in turn lessens a lot of pain.

Laser devices can be divided into four classes: Class I, Class II, Class III and Class IV laser therapy. The difference between the four is the amount of power they emit. The Class IV is a high-powered therapy device ranging from 6 Watts to 10 Watts. Since this power is much higher than cold laser therapy, the penetration of the Class IV Laser system is preferred over its counterparts.

Class IV laser therapy is performed in outpatient wards and is a non-invasive, painless procedure. Since it is advanced, FDA approved, convenient and very effective, it is quickly gaining popularity in the US. It is available in many chiropractic health centers across the nation, but you will have to seek out which chiropractors have the Class IV laser in your area.

Because Class IV therapy is much more powerful than its counterparts, it provides greater tissue penetration. Many advanced chiropractic wellness specialists are proud to have this groundbreaking technology for not only people affected by arthritis, but also for people suffering from chronic pain associated with the knee, neck and lower back. And laser therapy isnít just effective, itís very safe as well and does not have any side effects. The other advantages of using a Class IV laser a faster recovery time, more relaxed muscles, improved tissue activity, increased blood circulation, fair reduction of inflammation, the regeneration of nerve cells and most importantly, it increases joint flexibility.

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Lighthouse Family Wellness Center is an integrative chiropractic wellness center located in Santa Ana, California. It was founded by Dr. Christopher John Fiorentino. He has his doctorate in chiropractic as well as multiple certifications in clinical nutrition, functional blood chemistry analysis, laser therapy for arthritis, and chiropractic neurology.

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