Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was something that could eliminate pain quickly and without the use of any medication? Although it sounds too good to be true, the photonic laser technology can help provide relief from acute and chronic pain. This painless laser treatment has been approved to help relieve wrist pain, neck pain, hand pain, back pain, knee pain, hip pain, foot pain and ankle pain. Additionally, it can help with disc injuries, scars, post-surgical pain, arthritic pain and so much more.
Pulsed Cold Laser or Photonic Lasers
Lasers come in a variety of intensities, sizes and shapes. Each of these performs a different function. The photonic laser or cold laser has been used by doctors and athletic trainers for years to help speed up recovery times for athletic injuries. The cold laser does not burn tissue like surgical lasers that heat up the tissue to make a precise incision for a surgical procedure.
Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment that helps accelerate the healing process. The cold laser emits non-thermal photons of light. This light passes through the dermis, the epidermis and the subcutaneous tissues to reach the damaged tissues. There, the light is absorbed by the cell and converted into energy to help speed up the healing process.
Conditions Treated With Cold Laser Therapy
The FDA has approved the use of photonic lasers in the treatment of many kinds of pain. Some conditions treated with cold laser therapy include -
- Back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Disc bulging/herniation
- Heel spur
- Fibromyalgia pain
- Neck and Knee pain
- Nerve pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Post surgical scar pain
- Sprains and Strains
- Tennis elbow
If you suffer from this or other painful conditions, contact your doctor to see if this treatment can be of benefit to you.
Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy
The cold laser is painless and offers many benefits, including:
Increased Cellular Metabolism and Function
The light from the laser is absorbed by the cells and increases cellular metabolism. When your cells metabolism increases, this creates a positive effect, including decreasing swelling and inflammation and increasing the body’s ability to heal itself. In fact, it can increase healing times by 80 to 90 percent.
Increased Range of Motion
When a joint’s ability to move is reduced, it limits the range of motion. This reduction can be caused by an injury or a number of diseases, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Cold therapy is used to restore a joint’s range of motion by reducing swelling and speeding up recovery times.
Pain occurs when there is nerve damage, inflammation or damage to the joints. Cold photonic laser therapy is used to decrease pain. The cold laser also helps to desensitize pain receptors in the body to help decrease or eliminate pain.
Decreased Nerve Irritation
Nerves can become irritated when an injury or swelling occurs. The cold laser therapy helps to heal an injury and reduce swelling. Photonic laser therapy stimulates circulation in nerves to help them regenerate and heal by increasing oxygen at the cellular level. As nerves heal and swelling reduce, nerve irritation improves.
Low level lasers affect regeneration on a cellular level. The laser helps to stimulate the processes and biochemical reactions in the mitochondria of the cell. The wavelength of the laser enhances metabolic activity.
New and improved technologies are continuing to emerge in the market. These technologies help improve the quality of a patient’s life quickly. The cold laser is one of these technologies that helps the body to heal itself naturally by increasing activity on the cellular level.
Pulsed Cold Laser and Chiropractic Care
Pulsed Cold laser therapy can be used in combination with chiropractic treatment and rehabilitation to help you recover quickly without the need of medications or surgery. Chiropractic adjustment helps to ease pain and restore joint function. Rehabilitation involves acupuncture, massage and exercises to help relieve pain and speed up the healing process. When these treatments are combined with cold laser therapy, patients are able to once again begin enjoying life.
Are you suffering from pain and looking for some much needed relief? Before you fill another prescription, suffer through another cortisone injection or consider surgery for pain relief, talk to our functional chiropractor who specializes in cold laser therapy for pain relief in Northern Virginia.
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