Laser therapy might sound daunting. However, it has become an increasingly effective tool in dealing with pain and is becoming more and more popular. The traditional aspect of a laser involves a highly concentrated beam of light that burns its way through things, but this is not what laser therapy is referring to. Lasers come in a variety of temperatures with different effects, and because the skin is permeable, lasers can penetrate without breaking the skin for positive health results. At Montero Chiropractic Clinic in Yuma, AZ, we offer cold laser therapy to help our patients heal naturally.
How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?
The most common usage of laser treatment is called cold laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT). The approach involves a cold laser that applies visible light radiation to the body, directly on the skin of the treated area. This triggers a light-made chemical reaction on your body’s cells. The positive results include reduction of inflammation and pain and encouragement of natural physical healing. For the patient, the treatment is fairly short in duration, which works for very convenient scheduling. However, the overall process can take a while and usually requires repeated treatments to achieve the full effect. A typical treatment schedule will likely consist repeat visits a few times per week that will last for a full month. The results of LLLT can last up to a year.
Benefits of LLLT
One of the biggest benefits of LLLT is that it is non-invasive. Unlike surgery in any form, the body is never affected by a procedure going inside it. Secondly, LLLT does not involve any kind of drugs or their related side effects. The reduction of inflammation and increased healing activity are both produced naturally. This can help your recovery speed up, especially on soft-tissue injuries. Circulation in the treated area is also increased, which helps the body add resources for healing and remove damage and waste at the cellular level.
The kinds of conditions that can be treated with LLLT include various form of muscle pain and strains, arthritis, nerve sensitivity and fibromyalgia, plantar fasciitis, ligament damage, tendonitis and repetitive motion injuries and much more.
Start LLLT in Yuma
Laser therapy is a great option for those who are looking for safe, natural, and effective treatments. At Montero Chiropractic Clinic in Yuma, AZ, we offer LLLT for our patients. Laser therapy can help with injuries, chronic pain, and many other conditions. Our chiropractor will consult with you first and create a treatment plan that works for your condition and lifestyle. We also offer a range of other chiropractic techniques and therapies. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, call us today.