What is physiotherapy for?

Doctors use physiotherapy, as physiotherapy is one of the components of comprehensive treatment of diseases, which can speed up the healing process.

Physiotherapy has the following advantages :

  • are painless and the risk of side effects is minimal;
  • the use of physiotherapy on the background of drugs enhances the effect of drugs, which reduces the duration of medication, thereby reducing the drug load on the body;
  • improve blood supply to organs and stimulate local and general immunity;
  • have a long-term therapeutic effect, increase the remission of chronic diseases;
  •  in the absence of contraindications is a safe method of treatment.

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a method of treatment that is based on the impact on the human body of various physical factors: light waves, magnetic field, temperature, ultrasound, electric current.

Physiotherapy has clear indications and contraindications, so the decision to choose the optimal method of physiotherapy and the duration of treatment is made exclusively by the doctor.

The device is physiotherapeutic BTL

The BTL device combines magnetic laser therapy, ultrasound, phonophoresis, and electrophoresis. It is most often used in urology, gynecology, and dermatology. The BTL device has a number of advantages:

  • local action on the pathological center, without affecting the surrounding healthy tissues;
  • the vibration created by the device during procedures improves blood supply to tissues, lymph circulation, metabolism;
  • the memory device of the device stores information about previously performed manipulations, which allows you to track the dynamics of the application of procedures in a particular patient;
  • the doctor can adjust the modes of operation of the device, the intensity of the physical factor.

Intravascular laser irradiation of blood

Intravascular laser irradiation of blood (VLOK) is a physiotherapeutic procedure during which the patient’s blood is affected by low-intensity laser radiation. Under the influence of radiation, calcium ions are released from the cells, which stimulates metabolic processes in the cells of the body, which leads to the following changes in the body:

  • improving microcirculation due to the release of nitric oxide by the vascular wall, which has a pronounced vasodilating effect;
  • stimulation of oxygen delivery to body tissues by increasing the elasticity of the erythrocyte wall;
  • accelerating wound healing;
  • elimination of spasms and analgesic effect;
  • improving the immune response by activating lymphocytes and other cells of the immune system.

Intravascular laser irradiation of blood can be used in all fields of medicine as a component of complex treatment. Most often VLOK is carried out at the following states:

  • ulcers and burns;
  • vascular lesions of various origins;
  • chronic inflammatory processes;
  • cardiovascular diseases and post-infarction conditions;
  • in the postoperative and post-traumatic period;
  • chronic diseases of the nervous system;
  • dermatological pathologies.

Contraindications for VLOK

Intravascular laser irradiation of blood is a safe procedure, but there are contraindications when performing the procedure can harm the patient’s health. VLOK is not carried out at diseases:

  • severe cardiovascular disease;
  • hepatic and renal failure;
  • exhaustion;
  • tuberculosis;
  • low blood pressure;
  • mental disorders;
  • oncological diseases;
  • hypersensitivity of the patient to sunlight;
  • diabetes mellitus and thyrotoxicosis in the stage of decompensation.

How is laser blood purification performed?

VLOK is performed only with the appointment of a doctor who determines the required course of intravascular laser irradiation of blood. On average, the course of treatment ranges from 3 to 10 procedures, depending on the patient’s diagnosis. VLOK is performed in an outpatient setting and lasts from 3 to 20 minutes.

During VLOK, the patient lies on a couch. A needle is inserted into a vein, which has a special light guide at its end. The catheter is fixed to the hand with a plaster, and the main fiber from the device is additionally attached to the needle. After preparatory actions on the device, the necessary mode is started, and after the procedure, the device is automatically switched off. The catheter is removed from the vein, the needle is disposed of, the procedure is complete. The manipulation can be performed by a nurse in a physiotherapy room, but the course of procedures is prescribed exclusively by a doctor.

Side effects from VLOK

The undoubted advantage of intravascular laser irradiation of blood in the absence of side effects. VLOK does not cause allergic reactions and is well tolerated by patients. The only unpleasant sensations that may occur during the procedure are painful sensations during the injection and in rare cases dizziness. In case of individual intolerance of the procedure, the doctor can adjust the patient’s treatment regimen and choose the most optimal course of physiotherapy.