Here at Borja Physical Therapy, our world revolves around our patients’ needs! Our experienced and highly trained team is here to make recovery a reachable goal! We specialize in keeping you active. We empower your decision to heal the natural way, without relying on pain pills, injections or surgery. So, can you do laser therapy while pregnant?
Laser Therapy While Pregnant
Pregnancy is a wonderful thing. Your body adapts to new changes throughout the pregnancy, which can lead to plenty of aches and pain along the way.
Maybe you have swelling in your ankles and hands or are feeling extra pressure in your lower back and hips. Or maybe you’ve injured your shoulder while building the crib and getting the baby’s room all set.
Of course, you want to be as cautious as possible while you bring the miracle of life into the world, so it’s important that the treatment you choose is safe for you and your growing bundle of joy.
Fortunately, laser therapy checks all of those boxes… and then some.
Laser therapy delivers dosages of light safely and effectively to damaged cells that need it most. It’s an excellent tool to reduce pain and inflammation, without being risky or invasive like surgeries.
What’s even more noteworthy is that laser therapy can help relieve your pain so you don’t have to rely on pain medications. This is often the biggest advantage for expecting mothers, since taking medication while pregnant can be tricky.
Studies show that using laser therapy during pregnancy poses no risk to the baby or mother. It’s advised not to treat the abdominal or pelvic area during pregnancy as a precaution but is safe to treat other areas of the body.
Improve With Laser Therapy
Here at Borja PT, we use the Lightforce FXi Class IV Laser. The purpose of laser therapy is to reduce pain and inflammation. Whether you’ve been in pain for just a few days or for a few months.
Laser therapy improves the body’s natural healing process through cellular activity. As a result, it helps your body use its own healing powers by starting a series of healing responses.