Cold Laser Therapy at Montero Chiropractic Clinic
When you think of soothing relief for injuries and chronic pain conditions, you may envision a variety of traditional healing modalities, from massage therapy to heating pads. There is also a high-tech treatment method that you may never have considered: cold laser therapy. This painless, safe technique can ease symptoms while also accelerating the healing process -- and our Yuma, AZ chiropractor is happy to provide it here at Montero Chiropractic Clinic.
How Cold Laser Therapy Heals
A cold or low-level laser differs from a higher-frequency surgical laser. Surgical lasers cut and seal tissues, while the beam of a cold laser operates at a low-enough frequency to pass right through those tissues without doing any damage. This ability is important because the laser energy's benefits take place below the skin. When exposed to the amplified light, the cells of injured or inflamed tissues greatly step up their production of a fuel source called ATP. They can then use this extra fuel to speed up their own repair and reproduction, resulting in faster, more thorough healing.
Drug-Free Relief From Back Pain and Other Discomforts
Cold laser therapy can also prove invaluable as a drug-free pain management option. If you suffer from tendonitis, knee pain, back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, or some other chronic pain problem, cold laser therapy can reduce tissue pain, swelling, and inflammation naturally. The treatment warms and soothes damaged tissues and nerves by increasing the flow of blood to those areas. (This same increase in blood flow, combined with the increase in ATP production, also helps to speed injury healing.) If you have concerns about the potential dangers of ingesting large amounts of pain relievers or anti-inflammatory medications, cold laser therapy may allow you to cut back on these medications or even give them up entirely.
Our chiropractor can tell you whether cold laser therapy makes sense for your particular condition. Treatment sessions tend to be quick and easy, in some cases taking only a few minutes per session. The chiropractor simply uses a handheld device to aim and direct the beam over your skin while you rest comfortably. You may need to schedule a set of sessions to achieve optimal healing or consistent chronic pain management.
Cold laser therapy makes an ideal complement to other natural, non-invasive treatments. We may prescribe it as part of a larger treatment plan that includes chiropractic adjustment, corrective exercises, massage therapy, and lifestyle changes.
Make an Appointment with our Yuma, AZ Chiropractor
Are you ready to discover the many benefits of cold laser therapy? If so, call our Yuma AZ chiropractor at 928-782-2233!