Highly competitive gymnast here in Calgary, post-surgical Laser therapy treatments had helped for faster healing above expectations for this amazing athlete.
Case: Post surgery ( Osteochondritis Dissecans)
Date of Surgery : Sept. 21st, 2016
Laser Treatment started 6 days post-op
A little over month of Laser therapy went back to a very light activity (as patient called it “hanging activity” )
First week of November went back to a less intense training. Since then up to present date, patient have had noted much better improvement on the surgery site and increasing the intensity of her training at the gym. Patient frequency of treatment had gone down to once a week of Laser treatment and with combination of physiotherapy treatments.
Laser Therapy for Post Surgical Pain
Post Surgical Pain is common after minor/major surgeries. Recovering from surgery whether it’s minor or major can be challenging but with the help of good rehabilitation program you can get back to your normal daily routines in a given time. A combination of Laser Therapy, physiotherapy and massage therapy on most cases are beneficials.
What causes of the Pain?
It may seem that the cause of pain after the procedure is primarily related to the healing process. Although that may be true, the surgery is usually directly related to the level of pain.
Surgery may cause pain from two main concerns: the inflammation from healing and complications may arise after the procedure is completed. Inflammation is the body’s method of fighting off infections, surgery could be traumatizing to the cells on the area of the surgery and often painful. Complications that may develop can vary based on the specific surgery, talking to a medical professional about the procedure before going through surgery to find out what potential side effects and complications may develop is ideal.
What are the possible treatment options?
After a surgical procedure is completed, the best way to ease pain may vary. In most cases, medications are provided to help the pain for a short period of time on the surgery site.
Prescription medications are the most conventional approach, so it is important to discuss the medication with a doctor and take it according to the prescribed directions to avoid complications after the medication is no longer needed.
Cold laser therapy may be appropriate in some cases, but it depends on the surgical procedure and the specific details of the healing process. A cold laser treatment is helpful because it accelerates the body’s natural healing processes. The most common indications of Laser Therapy or Photobiomodulation (PBM) Therapy post-surgery are : it can help reduce the level of pain, limit inflammation and prevent swelling that may impact pain levels and increase the healing process by 60-70% faster.
“Let Not Your Pain Hold You Back!!!’