Updated: Jul 16
Getting surgery? This post is for you! You might already know the benefits of laser therapy for post surgical pain and inflammation, but did you know that laser therapy BEFORE surgery has been shown to decrease healing time and decrease inflammation and pain?
Pre-conditioning the body before surgery to protect against tissue damage is a growing area of interest in the medical field. Many modalities are being investigated, including:
-ischemia-depriving organ of blood
-hyperbaric oxygen-breathing 100% oxygen in high atmospheric pressure
-hypothermia-exposure to extreme cold
-hyperthermia-elevating body temperature
-Laser Therapy (PBM)-exposing the body to red or near-infrared light
The thinking behind this is that pre-treating the body with a low level of stressful stimulus will produce a protective response, mitigating subsequent major damage from surgery, heart attack, stroke, or injury. This is also called the biphasic dose response.
Other modalities can be uncomfortable and invasive, whereas laser therapy is non-invasive, safe, and has ZERO side effects!
Laser therapy has been shown to protect the body against many kinds of damage, including:
Exercise-induced muscle damage
Damage after a heart attack
Wound infections and scarring
Laser therapy also protects the cells from toxins, improves inflammation, and has analgesic effects. AND it's safe, pain-free, and affordable.
The evidence suggests that if you're planning to have surgery, you should be getting laser therapy NOW.
POST SURGICAL BENEFITS
Normal post surgical recovery includes incision healing, swelling, and some degree of pain. What if your recovery could be accelerated with a non-invasive laser procedure? Studies confirm that IT CAN! Not only that, but PBM can accelerate skeletal muscle repair and bone repair! You can read the science about it in the "sources" section below, but first listen to what Wes had to say about his experience with post surgical treatments at Advantage Therapy Solutions:
"I had a bicep surgery at the beginning of the year. It was supposed to be a 12 month recovery and 6 months in I'm lifting and basically back to normal."
This amazing, non-invasive treatment has zero side effects! Having surgery soon? Get a consultation STAT! Call us at (252)689-8729!
Post-surgical treatment benefits
Wound Healing: https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/dia.2007.0203
Swelling Reduction: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15165387/
Skeletal Muscle Repair: https://www.caninesports.com/uploads/1/5/3/1/15319800/alves_lllt_effects_on_muscle_review.pdf
Bone growth/cortical bridging: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphys.2018.00123/full