After suffering from knee pain for a number of years and visiting a doctor, most people are offered surgery. However, we don’t think that you should be so quick to get under the knife of a surgeon. Of course, we aren’t questioning the abilities of surgeons, but there are also some amazing chiropractors in Pompano Beach, FL.
Despite the positives, surgery also comes with a number of drawbacks including medication, scars, potential mishaps, and the fact that a knee replacement will affect you for the rest of your life. Therefore, we urge you to consider the wonderful alternatives that now exist.
Regardless of whether you have tendonitis, arthritis, bursitis, or even torn cartilage, these revolutionary treatment options may just change your life (without all the side effects that normally come with it).
Allow us to show you the treatment before then explaining how your sessions will go with Appleton Chiropractic Center in Pompano Beach, FL.
Introduction to Laser Therapy – Bye Bye Pain!!
Every year, more and more patients enjoy successful laser therapy. Not only are lasers more accurate than the equipment traditionally used in surgery, the risk of injury is lower, and the downtime is also reduced.
If you’re wondering how pointing a laser at the skin will do anything, it comes down to the skin and how it doesn’t absorb much of the light. With this in mind, the laser can get into the deeper layers of skin and tissue. In the laser itself, it isn’t strong enough to cause burns, so it manages to find a balance between reaching deep tissue without causing damage.
History of Laser Therapy with Knee Pain
So far, all the research around laser therapy has been positive and this is why there has been so much of it in recent years. When a treatment clearly doesn’t work nor pass the initial tests, scientists move on to solutions with higher potential. With so many studies and research papers on laser therapy, this suggests that experts are happy.
For example, one study from 2009 had two groups; one that received laser therapy and another that thought they were receiving laser therapy. At the end, the group that actually went through therapy had much better results than the placebo group.
This being said, the finer details regarding laser therapy are yet to be established. For example, we don’t know exactly why the results are so good in patients. If you look at the papers, they tend to focus on chronic pain and osteoarthritis. Common explanations as to why laser therapy works include;
- Reduced inflammation
- Improved cell health
- New tissue growth
- Boost to circulation
- Released endorphins
Step One: Low-Level Light Therapy and Decompression for Knee Pain
In this first step, low-level light therapy and decompression, it requires lots of training, experienced chiropractor, and a talented team…something we have at Appleton Chiropractic Center in Pompano Beach.
We’re fortunate enough to have access to the industry’s best technology and this allows us to offer the best service from a chiropractor in Pompano Beach, FL. While other companies are worried about investing heavy amounts into laser therapy, we believe in it whole-heartedly. Now, we’re ready to offer it to those who want to put an end to knee pain.
Step Two: Advanced Knee Rehabilitation
Unfortunately, we can’t just give the laser therapy and magically send you on your way with no pain (no matter how much we wish this were possible!). Instead, laser therapy needs to be followed by a considered rehabilitation program.
Every case is unique, and we understand this; your rehabilitation plan will be designed around your own needs (and knees!). Again, we have some of the best equipment and individuals the industry has to offer, and we couldn’t be prouder of our service.
As long as we both stick to the plan and work hard in the coming weeks, this will ensure success and relief from the pain that has been plaguing your life. We’ve said this a couple of times, but please don’t feel as though you have to be in debilitating pain to take advantage of our service. Instead, it might be a minor pain; any type of pain in the knee is frustrating, right? If it’s affecting your life on a day-to-day basis and is considered ‘chronic’, this is a problem.
Potential Problems with Laser Therapy
We’ve spoken positively about our low-level light therapy and decompression as well as the advanced knee rehabilitation stage. But, in the interest of covering all common questions, we should also discuss the potential drawbacks of this solution.
You’ll be glad to know that the risks are limited; this is because this therapy uses cold lasers. Once you add in the fact that these lasers aren’t as powerful as lasers in other medical fields, the likelihood of serious health problems is reduced to almost nothing. Whenever studies highlight potential side effects, they tend to be small and akin to those you might find with a placebo.
For some, they might be concerned by the lack of evidence when it comes to long-term relief. Also, some find it a little expensive and seek more affordable solutions to their knee pain. Alternatives to laser therapy include;
- Physical therapy
- Strengthening exercises
- NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
- Knee Injections
Are You Suitable for Our Revolutionary MLS Laser Treatment?
Managing and treating knee pain is considered one of the most difficult tasks in the medical world, but our Pompano Beach chiropractic office has extensive experience in those with chronic knee pain. Seeing the smiles on the faces of our clients when they walk away with relief from the pain is a sensational feeling. As pain and swelling reduce, they can do simple things like kick a soccer ball with their children and we’re proud to play a role in this.
If you’ve tried all sorts of braces, tablets, and exercises, try our fantastic MLS Laser treatment before giving in to surgery and call for a consultation with Dr. Appleton with over 30 years of experience in his Pompano Beach Chiropractic Center.