Cold Laser Therapy and What It Can Do For You
This therapy uses lasers set on wavelengths that initiate healing. The wavelength of the cold laser light interacts with tissues in a way that moves the healing process along faster than it would on its own. Chiropractic physicians use it on patients who suffer from painful conditions of both acute and chronic natures. The use of this kind of laser therapy reduces pain and swelling, eases muscle spasms, cools inflammation, and improves range of motion.
The laser your chiropractor will use stimulates the cells in your muscles, cartilage, ligaments, and nerves, thus bringing on a healing response. The way the laser works allows a wide variety of conditions to be treated effectively. Most conditions treated by this therapy can be alleviated in between eight and thirty sessions, depending on the type and severity of the condition.
Some Conditions Cold Laser Therapy Treats
- Back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Joint pain from arthritis or joint injuries
- Fibromyalgia pain
How Effective is This Therapy?
Chiropractic physicians have been using cold laser therapy since 1967. Those who have sought it have reported experiencing pain relief from their problems, and improvements in their painful conditions. The reality of the therapy working has been proven in more than 2,500 clinical studies. A lot of these studies used placebos and were conducted in a double-blind manner, which is the scientific gold standard for proving test results are real. Each of these studies has shown the use of cold lasers is an effective method for the relief of pain.
Where to Get the Cold Laser Treatment
Check with your local chiropractor to see if their office offers the treatment. If you live in AZ, you can go to the office of Secrest Family Chiropractic. Dr. Dan Secrest, DC gives cold laser treatments to patients from Paradise Valley and Fountain Hills, Scottsdale, Chandler, Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa. If you’ve got a painful condition, call us to try the cold laser treatment today!
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