Pain can be exhausting, especially when it doesn’t respond to other treatments. It’s easy to feel like nothing will ever help, but don’t give up yet. At Renew Health in Tempe and Goodyear, AZ, we have a solution backed by science: the Summus Medical Laser, a P4 medical laser that can relieve pain associated with a variety of conditions.
What Is the Summus Medical Laser?
P4 Medical Lasers
The FDA manages all laser classifications based on the maximum output a laser can deliver. As a P4 medical laser, the Summus produces more power, meaning it can reach deeper tissues for a more direct photochemical response. In other words, the Summus is designed to promote localized healing directly where you need it.
Its power ensures the Summus elicits more measurable and consistent responses than lasers with lower classifications. It’s also versatile enough to treat patients of all ages with both acute and chronic conditions.
The Unique Nature of the Summus
The Summus uniquely offers a combination of multiple wavelengths and frequencies to yield beneficial treatment responses. Science confirms that different pulse frequencies produce better overall results than continuous wave pulses. This is especially important for patients who have tried unsuccessfully to manage their pain with other treatments
The Summus then goes one step further to provide modified settings that target a precise depth and area of fat, soft tissue, and bone. Because the power can be adjusted, this laser positively treats a range of conditions, including:
- Acute and chronic neck and back pain
- Post-surgical healing and rehabilitation
- Sprains, strains, and tears
How It Works
- Increased blood flow to damaged tissues
- Enhanced oxygen release
- Improved efficiency in converting oxygen to useful cellular energy
The Importance of Blood Flow
Cells rely on a steady oxygen supply to perform their natural functions. By stimulating blood flow, the Summus Medical Laser creates an optimal healing environment for the body. Not only does blood act as the conduit to feed tissues with the nutrients they need, but it also eliminates waste products like lactic acid and carbon dioxide.
P4 medical lasers also create a mild photothermal effect within the body to promote muscle relaxation and nerve conduction. A photo energetic effect produced by the Summus can likewise stimulate acupuncture points. When tallied together, these cellular reactions produce the following clinical results:
- Pain relief
- Faster healing times
- Reduced inflammation
- Increased nerve function
- Fewer muscle spasms
- Decreased fibrosis
- Improvements in neuropathy
Frequently Asked Questions
One of the first questions patients ask is, “What does treatment feel like?” For those who feel any response, it is a mild, soothing warmth or tingling. Otherwise, you can expect to feel little sensation during your session.
In terms of pain relief, many patients see a significant reduction after their first visit. Sometimes this occurs immediately, and other times, pain and swelling noticeably improve the following day. Keep in mind that if you don’t experience immediate relief, it’s simply because your body needs more time to respond to the laser. The therapy’s effects are cumulative, and you will enjoy more benefits as you progress in your treatment plan.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. Patients with acute conditions may require four to six treatments, while those with more chronic conditions may need six to 12 (or more) sessions. Arthritis often requires ongoing treatments to control pain, but we can discuss this in greater detail during your consultation. Because the Summus helps in tissue regeneration, the best course of action is often several short sessions spread over several weeks.
What Should I Expect During My Session?
Treatment moves quickly and is usually completed in under 30 minutes. We’ll have calculated the recommended laser dosage prior to your session, and once your eyewear is in place and you feel comfortable, we’ll begin therapy. Both you and our staff must wear protective eye coverings to avoid retina damage. We additionally recommend you dress in comfortable clothes like shorts, t-shirts, and sweatpants to avoid rubbing or irritating the treatment site.
Who Is This Right for?
Most patients are able to resume their usual routines immediately after treatments. Because we evaluate each patient individually, it’s best to schedule a consultation with our office to determine if the Summus is right for you.
Finally, a Solution to Your Pain
The Summus delivers calculated therapy based on your individual needs. Its versatility has shown to dramatically improve a range of conditions, and because tissue healing occurs from the inside out, pain and other symptoms are quickly relieved. The added benefit of rapid, non-invasive sessions means you can get back to your day – and enjoy increased mobility and greater peace of mind.