BS-DL3 Physiotherapy 980 nm Class IV High Power Therapeutic Laser for Pain Management
The Physiotherapy High Power Therapy Laser, Model Number BS-DL3, it is classified as a Class IV laser device. There are a variety of therapeutic applications.
The laser source of this device is a solid-state system. It produces near infrared laser energy at 980nm wavelengths. The delivery system consists of a flexible optical fiber threaded through a lightweight handpiece. Activation occurs when the operator enables the laser by pressing the foot/finger switch. Pressing the foot/finger switch again will deactivate the laser. A convenient and easy-to-use touch-screen display panel allows the operator to adjust or set laser output level with minimal effort. The laser can operate in continuous wave mode or controlled pulse mode.
Laser therapy is relatively new, and an alternative treatment to some types of pain. Laser Therapy has been effective for treating several pain conditions like arthritis, carpal tunnel, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, herniated discs, sprains/strains and fibromyalgia and all other inflammatory conditions. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality. Laser therapy can stimulate all cell types including muscle, ligament, cartilage, nerves, etc., so a number of conditions can be treated by laser therapy. Some of conditions that may typically be treated by laser therapy include :
- ARTHRITIS PAIN
- BACK PAIN
- CARPEL TUNNEL SYNDROME
- FIBROMYALGIA PAIN
- KNEE & NECK PAIN
Immediate and Long Term Benefits
The patient benefits and results of laser therapy have been significant. The greatest benefit of LLLT to the patient is that they experience immediate relief. Patients that undergo laser therapy are likely to heal 50%-60% faster and with recovery in their range of motion, strength and overall better functional movement. Although you’ll feel the laser device touching your skin, the procedure is painless and non-invasive. You will feel no vibration or heat. Each treatment takes only a few minutes.
Faster Wound Healing
Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. As a result of exposure to laser light, the cells of tendons, ligaments, nerves and muscles are repaired faster.” The laser therapy is effective on open wounds.
Aches & Pains
Laser decreases nerve sensitivity by decreasing a pain eliciting chemical called bradykinin. It normalizes ion channels and releases endorphins [body’s natural pain reliever] and enkephalins [similar to endorphins] that produce an analgesic effect. It also has a pain-blocking effect on certain nerve fibers.
Laser increases ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate), which is stored energy. This increased energy accelerates the repair processes of the cell. Laser also causes widening of the arteries and veins around the injury which helps to remove damaged cellular debris and increase nutrients and oxygen. White blood cell activity is enhanced leading to a more rapid repair process. Also, some molecules that increase inflammation are reduced, and beneficial antioxidants like superoxide dismutase are increased.
Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
Laser therapy reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from repetitive motion injuries, cuts, scratches, burns or surgery.” Laser light also improves vascular activity. It increases the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue, which speeds up the healing process, and closes wounds quickly.