More and more people are discovering a noninvasive, medication-free way to relieve pain, tension, inflammation and the effects of injury. Cold laser therapy is a supplemental treatment that provides many soothing and healing effects. This surface administered treatment uses specialized low-level, near-infrared light waves that penetrate internal layers of soft tissue. As the light energy is applied to the treatment area via a handheld wand, internal cells are stimulated, circulation is restored, and tension, inflammation and internal blockages are eased away.
While cold laser therapy is beneficial, versatile, and safe for most individuals, it’s more effective for certain issues than others. The best way to determine whether or not cold laser therapy is right for you is to visit for a consultation, but consider how this treatment affects the following issues:
Pain resulting from an acute injury or a chronic condition like fibromyalgia, arthritis or carpel tunnel syndrome can be eased through cold laser therapy. If you are experiencing pain in a specific area of the body, targeted application of the low-level light waves can be used to provide prompt relief. Pain that affects the neck and back can be smoothed in this way, as well as extremity pain occurring in the joints of the knees, elbows, wrists and shoulders.
Inflammation and subsequent effects including edema, swelling and lymphatic blockages can be minimized and dispelled through the introduction on the cold laser’s light waves. By stimulating arteries and lymph vessels throughout the body, cold laser therapy helps to increase circulation in an affected area and naturally accelerate the body’s anti-inflammatory response and healing process.
Scar tissue, internal strain and muscle spasms that may occur from injury can be minimized and treated with cold laser therapy. The effects of light waves can prevent irregular healing and the development of scar tissue by prompting faster tissue regeneration and optimizing the body’s internal healing process. Patients with sports injuries, traumatic scarring and other issues can reduce tissue pain and rigidity through regular cold laser therapy sessions.
While most patients experience immediate soothing effects of cold laser therapy throughout the session, this treatment should be used as part of an ongoing wellness and rehabilitation plan rather than an isolated treatment. Multiple sessions may be needed before significant and long lasting results are experienced. Cold laser therapy can be integrated into an existing chiropractic treatment program that includes adjustments and other techniques. Since this therapy is gentle and noninvasive, there is no risk of overtreatment and limited side effects. With even the most versatile treatments, cold laser therapy is not a one-size-fits-all solution, so be sure to arrange a consultation to ask questions and learn how it may affect your unique case and needs.
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