Many people suffer from chronic pain and may think there is no option other than taking medication. Cold laser therapy is a revolutionary new treatment to address both chronic and acute pain. If you are looking for a natural way to reduce pain, we urge you to find out more about cold laser therapy to manage pain and promote natural tissue regeneration.
How does Cold Laser Therapy Work?
Cold laser therapy involves low levels of light to stimulate cells to heal. As the laser light is cold, there is no need for concern about the danger of heating body tissue during the process. Also called “low-level laser therapy” or “LLLT,” the process involves applying light directly to the affected area. The body tissue naturally absorbs the light and has a biological response, promoting tissue regeneration. The wavelength of the light therapy can vary, based upon the type of injury being treated and the depth of light penetration necessary to treat the injured tissue.
Is Cold Laser Therapy Painful?
A patient being treated with cold laser therapy will feel no pain. There is only the feeling of the device against the skin, without heat, sound, or vibration. Cold laser therapy is completely non-invasive, and a treatment takes only minutes to complete. The purpose of the treatment is to encourage natural tissue repair, relieve pain, and reduce inflammation. Cold laser therapy is only now coming into use in standard medical practices, but has been available from many chiropractors for much longer.
What Conditions Can Be Treated with Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy can treat a wide range of conditions and ailments, including:
- Knee pain
- Back pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Bruised muscles
- Neck pain
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
- And more…
Back Pain Treatment with Cold Laser Therapy
Many people of all ages and walks of life eventually experience some type of back pain. Standard medical treatment often involves the use of pain medications or anti-inflammatories, each of which have significant side effects — including addiction. Cold laser therapy as part of a comprehensive treatment that can result in a dramatic improvement without the use of drugs or surgery. The handheld device is held over the injured area for 30 seconds, or several minutes, depending upon the area being treated and the depth of the injury. Treating chronic back pain with cold laser therapy has proven to be an effective way to manage pain without the need for powerful pharmaceuticals with many dangerous side effects.
Treatment for Knee Pain: Cold Laser Therapy
If you are experiencing knee pain, cold laser therapy could help. Skiers often suffer knee pain – whether inside the knee-cap, at the joint line, behind the knee, or other part of the joint. The knees get an intense workout on a ski run, and those who spend a lot of time on the slopes are particularly prone to knee damage and pain. Cold laser therapy is often a great help for these conditions, geared to support tissue regeneration and reduce inflammation. Osteoarthritis is a more advanced condition that can be improved when cold laser therapy is part of a comprehensive, holistic treatment plan.
You don’t have to be a ski buff to suffer knee pain – in fact, it is one of the most common joint pain problems experienced by people of all ages. Research reveals that cold laser therapy can help your body naturally regenerate lost tissue, including cartilage. Contact us at Chiropractic Works in Park City, Utah to schedule an appointment to find out if cold laser therapy is the right treatment for your condition.