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by DR. WAYNE M. FICHTER JR./Natural Spine Solutions
| November 9, 2022 1:00 AM

Childbirth can be an amazing but difficult experience to endure. During the time leading up to the highly anticipated day, expecting mothers spend a lot of time reading and researching how they would like their birth to go. If there are no medical concerns or issues, doctors will mostly opt for a vaginal birth. In certain cases, C-sections are needed.

Although labor and vaginal birth can be extremely hard work, they are in most cases easier on a woman's body than a cesarean. Recovery after vaginal birth is usually shorter and less painful than after a C-section. Recovery from a C-section tends to about 4 to 6 weeks on average, compared to 1 to 2 weeks for vaginal birth.

Like other major surgeries, Cesareans can have many of the expected risks, such as infection, swelling, increased pain and many more. Postoperative pain is one of the major concerns expecting mothers have about C-sections. These symptoms can lead to potentially severe complications and possibly delay recovery for these patients.

Proper management for women who underwent a cesarean section is not only essential to decrease pain, along with decreasing the risk of infections, but most importantly, it allows women to return to their normal life. There are many medical devices on the market that claim to decrease pain and manage these symptoms. Fortunately, there is one technology that does not only address pain management, but also accelerates wound healing. This is known as low-level laser therapy.

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) can be used on any post-surgical patients to accelerate surgical wound healing, reduce pain and inflammation, reduce scarring and decrease infection rates. LLLT is a preferred method in the treatment of post-op pain due to its non-invasive and safe technology. This makes it widely accepted by patients because it reduces the risk of overconsumption of over the counter or prescription medication.

Studies involving LLLT on wound healing have shown how cells exposed to laser therapy produce new blood vessels, new fibroblast(help heal wounds), and new tissue formation. All this leads to one thing: faster stronger healing outcomes with less pain.

LLLT is an option for those looking for an extremely safe, non-invasive, non-toxic and painless alternative to prescription pain drugs. So how does laser therapy work anyways? This safe, non-invasive treatment works by exposing skin cells to concentrated wavelengths of low-level red light targeted to help increase cell reproduction.

The treatment is perfectly safe to use in the management of postoperative pain.

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Dr. Wayne M. Fichter Jr. is a chiropractor at Natural Spine Solutions. The business is located at 3913 Schreiber Way in Coeur d’Alene. For more information, please contact us at 208-966-4425.

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