Cold Laser Therapy
What is Cold Laser Therapy & How Does It Work?
Cold Laser Therapy is a fairly new tool in the chiropractor’s kit to relieve pain and bring healing. The first cold laser was cleared for this use by the FDA only in 2001. However, its benefits and results have been studied and cataloged for some time.
It works by focusing light wavelengths onto tissue and cells where the health issue and pain center is on the patient. Specific wavelengths affect different levels of your tissue, giving the chiropractor the ability to target where healing and relief is needed.
The light is absorbed in and by the cells, which convert that to energy and, in turn, uses it to heal and revitalize the targeted area.
Depending on the problem and the size of the area needing this therapy, the laser may be held from 30 seconds to a few minutes over it in order to effect the needed changes.
Full healing does not usually take place from one visit, so it is normal for follow up appointment, or appointments, to be required to treat the problem effectively.
However, it is proving popular for being non-invasive so no incisions or recovery time are involved. You can go about your daily routine while being treated and medication is not needed either.
What Cold Laser Therapy Can Treat
Cold laser therapy has proven to be effective for many conditions and issues including:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Neck, Knee & Back Pain
- Pain arising from Arthritis
- Fibromyalgia Pain
Getting the Greatest Relief & Healing from Treatment
It’s not always used alone, however. The chiropractor may use this with other treatments in order to give you the very best results possible.
What’s important is that you have a practitioner who is experienced not only with cold laser therapy but chiropractic treatment in general, so you get the best care possible. Ohana Chiropractic Center can give you that.
Contact us today to talk about cold laser therapy and relief for pain that’s affecting your life. We can help.