Cold laser therapy, also referred to as low-level laser therapy or LLLT for short, is a technology-based treatment that is becoming more popular in a variety of medical sectors and especially among chiropractic patients. This non-invasive regenerative medicine is primarily used as a treatment for the repair of damaged tissues soft tissues, including muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and provides relief from the inflammation and pain that the injuries you have sustained are causing.
As you might expect, cold laser therapy uses a laser that doesn’t generate heat and so doesn’t warm the tissues of the body. Fortunately, this means that the treatment doesn’t cause any pain and patients don’t need an anesthetic before each cold laser therapy session. The way in which cold laser therapy works is very simple too. As the laser targets the area to be treated, the body tissues absorb the light and a cellular reaction occurs that reduces inflammation and triggers the natural healing process. As the body heals, it helps to relieve many of the symptoms that are associated with the injury or problem that you are experiencing, including pain, swelling, stiffness, and mobility issues.
Cold laser therapy usually takes place over a number of sessions, and this may vary depending on the condition or injury for which you are undergoing treatment, and how quickly and successfully your body responds to the effects of the laser.
Cold laser therapy has been successfully proven to be effective at treating a wide range of different injuries, pains and health problems, especially those that affect the musculoskeletal system. Some of these conditions include:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Lower back pain
Wound healing, including wounds that are related to diabetes.
If you aren’t sure if you could benefit from chiropractic treatment, it’s advisable to make a consultation appointment first to discuss your symptoms.
An increasing number of people are turning to chiropractic treatment techniques like cold laser therapy to help them heal following an injury or to help them manage an ongoing health condition. This is because there are many benefits that are associated with the condition. These include, but aren’t limited to:
It is non-invasive. Unlike many other treatments, cold laser therapy is entirely non-invasive. There are no incisions made, there’s no bleeding or wounds to take care of, and you don’t need any anesthetic before your appointment. You also won’t require any pain relief after.
No post-treatment downtime. Since there’s no discomfort and no wounds to take into consideration, patients can return to their usual activities immediately after their cold laser therapy session. This includes activities like swimming, going to the gym, and undergoing beauty treatments.
Enjoy pain relief without medications. Many injuries and health conditions can cause chronic pain and many of those affected are unhappy about the need to rely on long-term medication to manage their pain. Cold laser therapy provides patients with an alternative that is entirely natural. That’s because cold laser therapy reduces painful inflammation and boosts the production of endorphins that provide natural, drug-free pain relief.
Minimal side effects. Research has shown that cold laser therapy doesn’t cause any significant or serious side effects when it is administered by a trained and experienced professional. Just choose your chiropractor carefully to ensure the best care and results.
Personal treatment plan. Every patient is unique and has different requirements for their care. Cold laser therapy can be personalized to your individual needs to ensure that you receive the right treatment for yourself. Where your laser therapy is targeted and how often you have it can be tailored to your requirements and altered in line with how well you respond to your treatment.
For more on cold laser therapy, visit Smith Chiropractic in El Paso, Texas. Call (915) 233-3100 to schedule an appointment today.