Why Chiropractors Recommend Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), is a non-invasive treatment that uses low-level lasers to stimulate healing and relieve pain. It has been used for decades to treat a wide range of conditions, including musculoskeletal injuries, inflammation, and nerve pain. It’s often recommended as a complement to traditional chiropractic care because of its effectiveness in reducing pain and inflammation and improving function.
How Cold Laser Therapy Works
Cold laser therapy works by emitting low levels of light as a catalyst for a photochemical reaction in the cells of our body. Meaning this light energy is absorbed by the cells and converted into chemical energy, which stimulates the body’s natural healing process. This healing process increases circulation, promotes tissue regeneration, and reduces inflammation, all of which helps to reduce pain and improve function.
One of the key benefits of cold laser therapy is that it is non-invasive, meaning it does not require any incisions or injections. The treatment is typically administered using a handheld device that is applied to the skin over the affected area. Most people experience only a mild warming sensation during the treatment, which typically lasts for just a few minutes.
Conditions That Can Benefit from Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a wide range of conditions, including:
- Musculoskeletal injuries: Cold laser therapy can be used to treat injuries to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones such as sports injuries, sprains, and overuse injuries.
- Inflammation: Cold laser therapy helps to reduce inflammation in the body and has been shown to be effective in the treatment of conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, tendonitis, and bursitis.
- Nerve pain: Cold laser therapy has been shown to be effective in relieving nerve pain in many conditions including neuropathy, fibromyalgia, and shingles.
As a chiropractor, cold laser therapy enables me to offer an effective solution to my patients that relieves their pain, helps them heal faster and leverages our body’s natural healing abilities. No surgery, no pharmaceuticals, and no side effects. So, if you’re suffering from muscle or joint pain, or if you have inflammation or arthritis, consider cold laser therapy. It’s a perfect partner to traditional chiropractic care and can help you feel and move your best.
Dr. William McKenna
Dr.William McKenna has been a Chiropractor for over 20 years in Westchester and Dutchess County, helping his patients to achieve greater health and live more active lifestyles. He is the founder of McKenna Family Chiropractic located in Pelham, NY, and Dutchess Braincore Therapy and Wellness Center located in Hopewell Junction, NY. He graduated from Life University in 1999 and has been advocating for better health, naturally, since. Dr. Will believes a smile is the first step in healing and building valued relationships with his patients. Book Appointment
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