Back Pain Treatment
Chronic back pain is the most common condition we treat at Quantum. It often stems from an acute injury such as a vehicle accident or work injury. Alternatively back pain could be linked to a degenerative disc disease or a lumbar herniated disc (bulging disc). The large nerve roots and the smaller nerves that supply the lower back can often be irritated and unfortunately the nature of the dysfunction is normally such that pain radiates to other parts of the body.
Back pain treatment with low level laser therapy (or cold laser) helps to desensitise irritated nerves which reduces pain and can lead to a sustained reduction in nerve irritability. The anti-inflammatory effect of laser therapy also provides the site of pain an opportunity to repair tissue and improve mobility.
It is important to note that cold laser is not addressing just the symptoms but the causes of back pain. The American College of Physicians has recently included cold laser in their clinical guidelines for patients with chronic low back pain.