COLD LASER THERAPY
WHAT IS COLD LASER THERAPY?
If you’re suffering from chronic pain or a nagging injury, you probably want to find the healthiest, safest, least invasive care you can get to treat your symptoms and their causes. Of course, chiropractic care is one such strategy, but it’s not the only one we offer here at Achieve Health and Wellness. Our Bolingbrook chiropractor, Dr. Fisher, makes use of other non-surgical techniques as well, including a remarkable technology known as cold laser therapy, which could be just what you need to feel and function better.
Photobiomodulation for Healing and Pain Relief
Cold laser therapy is also called low-level laser therapy. Both of these terms refer to the fact that therapeutic lasers operate at lower frequencies than surgical lasers. This means that the beam can pass through the skin to the muscles, nerve, and connective tissue beneath without burning or cutting. The laser energy then facilitates a process known as photobiomodulation. The amplified light frequencies signal the cells to manufacture more of the fuel they need for self-repair and reproduction, a substance called ATP. Armed with extra ATP, your tissues can heal themselves more quickly and thoroughly.
Cold laser therapy’s benefits don’t just occur within the cells. Outside the cells, the laser energy causes the blood vessels to dilate. This action increases blood flow to the treatment site and helps inflammatory substances exit the tissues. The result is a natural, drug-free reduction in swelling, pain, and muscle tension. Since you don’t have to worry about drug interactions or overdoses, you can rely on cold laser therapy as a safe alternative to painkilling medications.
A Valuable Complement to Chiropractic Care, Physical Therapy and Other Techniques
Cold laser therapy has a great many applications because it can stimulate healing and ease pain in a variety of tissues. This makes it a valuable complement to other non-invasive treatments such as chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, lifestyle modifications, and massage therapy. Our Bolingbrook chiropractor commonly prescribes cold laser therapy for the treatment of:
- Arthritis pain and stiffness
- Chronic pain problems such as fibromyalgia and carpal tunnel syndrome
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Wound healing
- Nerve damage
- When you visit our clinic for an evaluation, we will determine which mix of therapies makes the most sense for your individualized holistic treatment program.