Can laser therapy be used with other forms of treatment?

Yes, laser therapy is even more effective when combined with other forms of therapy, including physical therapy, chiropractic, massage and soft tissue mobilization and following surgery.

Laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or photobiomodulation therapy, is a non-invasive treatment that uses specific wavelengths of light to stimulate cellular processes, promote tissue healing, reduce inflammation, and relieve pain.

Here are some scenarios where laser therapy might be used alongside other treatments:

  1. Physical Therapy: Laser therapy can complement traditional physical therapy techniques by providing pain relief and promoting tissue healing, allowing patients to engage in exercises and activities with less discomfort.

  2. Chiropractic Care: Chiropractors may use laser therapy to reduce inflammation and pain in conjunction with spinal adjustments and other manual therapies.

  3. Orthopedic Treatments: Laser therapy can be used alongside other orthopedic treatments such as joint injections, bracing, or orthotic devices to enhance pain relief and promote tissue healing.

  4. Dermatological Treatments: Dermatologists may use laser therapy alongside topical medications or other dermatological procedures to treat conditions such as acne, psoriasis, or wound healing.

  5. Dental Treatments: Dentists may use laser therapy to promote tissue healing following oral surgeries or in the treatment of conditions like periodontal disease. It can be used alongside other dental treatments such as antibiotics or scaling and root planing.

  6. Cancer Treatments: In some cases, laser therapy may be used alongside other cancer treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy to help manage symptoms such as pain or to promote tissue healing after surgery.