Low Level Laser Therapy for Costochondritis
Many patients benefit from pain relief and soft tissue repair as two of the major benefits of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) or Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT). Low Level Laser Therapy for Costochondritis is becoming more widely known as an effective treatment for this debilitating condition, which traditional medication has often been unable to address. Through our experience of working with patients with pain and inflammatory conditions, we have witnessed great success in treating conditions like costochondritis, because of the powerful effect that Cold Laser / Low Level Laser Therapy has on reducing inflammation within soft tissue.
Therapeutic Laser works at a number of fundamental levels in order to address inflammation and pain within the body. We use Low Level Laser to balance the lymphatic system and encourage the distribution of white blood cells to the necessary areas of the body for healing. During this process a biological process takes place in the cell mitochondria, increasing the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) to speed up the body’s healing mechanisms. Most importantly in the case of Costochondritis, Low Level Laser reduces inflammation. At the same time endorphins are released into the blood stream, to creates the additional benefit of a natural pain relief treatment, reducing the need for pharmaceutical medication.
We have a variety of protocols for treating costochondritis. A thermal imaging scan allows us to see the area of the ribcage most affected with inflammation. We are also able to detect areas of congestion in the lungs, caused by the constriction of breath, We are then able to target the Laser probes and diodes at an appropriate dosage to bring down the inflammation and soften scar tissue or adhesions, which may be the root cause of the costochondritis condition. We are able to see the inflammation reduce almost immediately (via a thermal imaging scan), which can enable the patient to breathe more deeply, almost immediately. We have further protocols to apply Low Level Laser at key points throughout the Central Nervous System. thsi holistic approach creates further freeing of the rib-cage cartilage and addresses the root cause of the costochondritis condition.
To addressing the pain that can be associated with costochondritis, in a similar way to patients with fibromyalgia, neuralgia, arthritis, chronic injuries, ulcers, post-operative wounds, and other inflammatory diseases, patients frequently experience pain relief after treatment, often reporting a long term recovery from their condition for long periods afterwards.
Please feel free to Contact Us to discuss Costochondritis and how Low Level Level Laser Therapy may help.