COLD LASER THERAPY COST: SESSION PRICE
$70 per session
$55 Pension/Health Care Card holders
Treatment sessions with our fully qualified laser therapists. Treatments are conducted using our medical-grade low level laser machine.
Muscle Spasm Treatment
Do you suffer from muscle spasms or cramps?
A muscle spasm or a muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contraction of one or more muscles in the body. Muscle spasms are generally harmless, but they can temporarily make the affected muscle immobile. Exercising for long hours or physical work, especially in hot weather, can be a trigger. The condition can usually be treated at home applying self-care measures, however for recurrent spasms further treatment can be beneficial.
Low level laser therapy – offering relief from Muscle Cramps and Spasms
Low level laser therapy – also known as cold laser – a medical grade, painless therapeutic laser used as an effective treatment to reduce inflammation, restore healthy tissue and reduce pain.
The powerful anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effects of LLLT help to improve the quality of life in patients suffering from the pain of a muscle spasm.
LLLT works by enhancing circulation and encouraging the injured cells and tissues to repair, helping to restore normal function. As the underlying problem is treated, pain relief is possible.
A ground-breaking therapy for accelerating healing and relieving the pain associated with muscle spasms, a series of treatments is recommended to achieve the best results.
Safe and very effective in treating pain, low level laser helps you get back in action, faster.
Benefits of low level laser therapy as a treatment for Muscle Cramps and Spasms:
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What causes Muscle Spasm?
Inflammation from an overstretched or torn muscle, overuse of a muscle, muscle strain or simply remaining in the same position for a long time can cause a muscle cramp. Whilst there are many conditions that cause spasms, minor muscle spasms are commonly the result of lifestyle related causes. More sever spasms can be the result of an underlying medical condition. In many cases, the cause is unknown.
- Mineral depletion – too little calcium, potassium or magnesium in diet may cause leg cramps
- Poor blood circulation
- Muscle fatigue
- Pinched nerve or spinal cord injury
- Insufficient stretching before exercise
- Calcium deficiency in pregnant women
- Stress and anxiety
- Side effects of medications
Symptoms of muscle spasms
Muscle spasms usually go away on their own. Medical treatments are rarely required, but a doctor should be consulted if:
- Severe discomfort is caused by the spasm
- Muscle becomes weak
- The area becomes swollen or red
- Spasms happen frequently
- Self-care does not help
- Cramps aren’t associated with any known cause
How are muscle spasms treated?
Massaging, stretching, applying ice etc. may help alleviate the pain. For a spasm in the calf, putting the body’s weight on the affected leg, bending the knees, or lying down may help ease the pain. If muscle spasms occur frequently and without any known reason, it could signal a medical problem that should be discussed with a doctor.
Home treatments may include:
- Painkillers – to relieve pain from damaged muscles
- Anti inflammatory medications or ointments
- Self-care measures such as stretching exercises may help ease the pain from muscle cramps
- Stretching properly before exercise or sports
- Applying heat / ice to the area
Addition of vitamins/minerals to the diet including
- B Vitamins
Other treatments may include
- Physical therapy
- Muscle relaxants
- Low level laser therapy
Low level laser therapy is an effective, drug-free, painless alternative to traditional treatments.
Used on its own or in combination with traditional treatments under the guidance of a GP, cold laser can be effective in reducing or eliminating pain.
Instant or long-lasting relief cannot be guaranteed as results vary for each patient due to age, health condition, type of injury, lifestyle and concurrent treatments, however clinical evidence and our patients’ experiences indicate low level laser to be a worthwhile and effective treatment option.
Why not try laser therapy for relief from the pain and discomfort of ongoing muscle cramps. We welcome you to book a session or speak to our laser team for advice.
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