What Is Cold Laser Therapy?
Also known as low level laser therapy, cold laser therapy is a low-intensity holistic care method used to stimulate your body's healing process. During cold laser therapy, different parts of the body are exposed to low-level light. As the body tissue absorbs the light, a chemical reaction occurs, promoting the body to regenerate cells in the targeted area. You'll feel the device as it touches your skin, but you won't feel any heat or pain during your cold laser therapy treatment. Cold laser therapy is noninvasive and safe.
Conditions Treated By Cold Laser Therapy
The list of conditions that are alleviated by cold laser therapy has grown over the past few years as researchers delve into the treatment. Currently, many health care providers use cold laser therapy to treat muscle spasms, joint sprains and strains, tendonitis, bursitis, ligament issues, and back pain. Some people have also found that cold laser therapy is helpful for headaches and migraines.
Why Cold Laser Therapy Works
When tissue in the body is damaged, the body goes through a natural process of replacing that tissue. This can happen slowly or quickly, depending on a number of factors. Cold laser therapy speeds up this process. The light given off by the laser speeds up the body's natural healing process. The light is mild enough that it can target the affected area without harming the surrounding tissue.
Cold Laser Therapy And Chiropractic Care
While cold laser therapy is not a part of standard chiropractic care, many of our patients pair the therapy with other services we offer, such as spinal adjustment and nutritional counseling. Cold laser therapy is a safe and effective addition to any treatment plan. Some people worry that the lasers used in cold laser therapy could be damaging, but rest assured- cold laser therapy lasers are nowhere near the strength of lasers used to destroy tissue (such as the lasers used to treat tumors).
When you come into our office for your first appointment, we'll talk with you about therapies that will be beneficial for your condition. Over time, we'll revisit your treatment plan, making adjustments to ensure that you continue to make progress.
Call Our Port Charlotte Chiropractor
If you're ready to give cold laser therapy a try, we're here to help. Call our Port Charlotte chiropractor at Kirschner Chiropractic & Wellness Centre at 941-766-7110. We know you have choices when it comes to holistic health care, and we're glad that you're considering Kirschner Chiropractic & Wellness Centre.