Finding Relief for an Arthritic Lower Back
For those who suffer from arthritis, especially arthritis in the lower back, relief can seem like impossibility. There are many ways to treat arthritis pain in the lower back, but unfortunately these treatments do not work for every patient. Thankfully there is a newer treatment method that brings a great deal of success for most patients. This new form of treatment is low level laser therapy, also known as LLLT, and the studies on it are promising. Of seven small studies including about 400 people suffering from chronic lower back pain:
The biggest problem with these studies is the fact that the strength of the lasers used and the length of the treatments varied greatly from patient to patient. This means that is essential that you have an expert on this type of therapy who can help customize treatments to meet your needs.
When you really look closely at LLLT, it is easy to see why it works for most people. The laser used in this type of therapy is completely non-invasive. It's just like shining a light on your lower back. However, what's important is the wavelength that's produced by that light. You won't feel or hear anything happening directly, but you should find relief from your lower back pain with a few treatments.
Researchers believe that the lasers used in LLLT actually stimulate cells in the body, affecting how the connective tissue functions and speeding up repair of these tissues. The lasers also act to reduce inflammation, which means they are the perfect solution for arthritis in the lower back or almost anywhere else in the body. The lasers used in therapy can be operating at various wavelengths -- anywhere from 632 up to 904 nm.
The Benefits of LLLT
Aside from the evidence that low level laser therapy does seem to work for a lot of people, there are plenty of other reasons to try it:
Low level laser therapy is a new treatment that most patients don't know much about. Many doctors also aren't very familiar with it, so they may not even mention this treatment method because they don't know if it works. However, when you're dealing with a serious and chronically painful condition like arthritis, anything is worth a try.
The experts at Ontario Laser Health will help you find relief for your arthritic lower back. They know how to help you figure out the frequencies that are needed in order to find relief from your pain.
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