Laser Therapy

NYPT Health and Rehab

Physical Therapy & Chiropractors located in Flatiron District, New York City, NY

Finding a pain relief treatment that works can be a complicated process. Fortunately, the skilled team of medical professionals at NYPT Health and Rehab in Midtown Manhattan’s Flatiron District of New York City offer the most advanced techniques in pain management, including LiteCure® laser therapy. If you’re looking for a noninvasive, medication-free treatment for chronic or acute pain, call NYPT Health and Rehab or book an appointment online today.

Laser Therapy Q & A

NYPT Health and Rehab

What is laser therapy?

Laser therapy with LiteCure is a safe, noninvasive treatment that reduces pain and inflammation. Although the FDA only recently cleared it for use in the United States, laser therapy has been a successful tool in alternative medicine in Europe, Russia, and Japan for 30 years.

The team at NYPT uses laser therapy as a substitute for, or complement to, traditional methods for managing pain. Laser therapy is especially effective at treating acute pain, post-operative pain, and chronic conditions.

How does the LiteCure laser help treat pain?

LiteCure accelerates your body’s natural healing response by sending light beams at a specific frequency deep into your tissues. This advanced medical technology helps your body to heal itself starting at the cellular level.

The science behind this technology is called photobiomodulation, a process which uses light energy to enhance cellular metabolic functions. The result is decreased pain and inflammation without the unpleasant side effects of surgery or medication.

What are the benefits of laser therapy?

Laser therapy offers several advantages over surgery or medications when it comes to treating pain, including:

  • Quick procedure with no downtime for recovery
  • No pain
  • No needles or anesthesia
  • No scars
  • No side effects

What conditions can laser therapy treat?

The team at NYPT Health and Rehab uses laser therapy treatment to reduce pain and inflammation associated with several common conditions, including:

  • Bursitis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Upper, middle, and lower back pain
  • Disc injuries
  • Shin splints
  • Hamstring tears
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Strains and sprains

What should I expect from LiteCure laser therapy treatment?

LiteCure treatment sessions are quick and painless. A typical laser therapy session lasts about five to 10 minutes.

Treatment frequency depends on your specific condition, but most patients need about two laser therapy sessions per week.

During treatment, NYPT’s professional affiliated staff applies the laser to the affected area with a specialized handpiece. There’s no pain, but you may feel a soothing warmth in the treatment area while the laser works.

LiteCure laser therapy continues to decrease pain and inflammation for up to 24 hours after treatment. This therapy isn’t merely treating your symptoms, but promoting self-healing at the cellular level.

If you’re suffering acute or chronic pain and want to explore laser therapy as an alternative or complement to other pain management methods, call NYPT Health and Rehab or book an appointment online today.