Once aligned more with the genre of science fiction than reality, laser technology has evolved to solving many of the world's problems in industries such as science, military, industrial, commercial, and medical among others. In Dr. Buck's practice, infrared lasers have found a home in the treatment of chronic pain, specifically jaw pain.
Infrared Laser Treatment for Jaw Pain
The laser used in Dr. Buck's practice encompasses four wavelengths of light. This laser has the power to penetrate upwards of 10-12cm into the body. With this degree of penetration, it's possible to treat areas in the head and neck region most affected by symptoms of TMD. These wavelengths are known to:
- Increase micro-circulation within tissues
- Stimulate increased immune function.
- Target soft tissue
Lasers have the capability to penetrate down to the cellular level. The mitochondria in particular can experience intense stimulation from infrared laser exposure. These "powerhouses of the cell" are the battery packs by which our cells are able to live and thrive. Increased mitochondrial activity is essential to healing damaged tissue. By increasing the energy available through stimulation of the mitochondria, regeneration is possible.
The net result of infrared laser treatment is objectively profound. Patients typically experience a reduction or complete eradication of pain at trigger points within muscles in addition to increased healing of inflamed or damaged tissues including:
How Can Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics Help Treat Your Pain?
Dr. Buck provides patients with real pain relief using infrared laser technology. This non-invasive procedure wields the potential to provide life-altering results using the power of light. Learn more about treating your chronic pain with infrared laser treatment by meeting with Dr. Buck for a consultation. Call (425) 409-2180 today to schedule an appointment or visit our contact page.