If you go to the chiropractor complaining of chronic pain or a tissue injury, they might recommend cold laser therapy. It employs certain wavelengths of laser to treat conditions that affect the surface of the skin and just below it.

Unlike other lasers, the laser can travel deep inside the skin without causing any heat. The reason for this is its use of low-intensity laser levels. This groundbreaking chiropractic treatment comes with a lot of benefits.

How It Works

Cold laser therapy, also called photobiomodulation therapy, utilizes a laser ranging between one to 500 milliwatt. It employs the infrared spectrum, which penetrates the skin more efficiently than red wavelengths.

A professional at Peak Performance + Wellness directs different outputs and wavelengths of light to the affected area during a cold laser therapy treatment. The body tissue will absorb this light from the laser, and the damaged cells will start physiological reactions. These reactions will result in rejuvenation and regrowth, mitigating pain.

Benefits Of Cold Laser Therapy

  • Minimizes Inflammation

Inflammation is a natural reaction of the body to an injury. The body signals for white blood cells and blood to make its way to the area of the injury. However, this process makes it difficult for your cells to regenerate. It also causes limited mobility and pain to the affected area. Cold laser therapy is effective in reducing inflammation quickly. You will be able to resume your activities soon after treatment.

  • Reduces Pain

Pain from an injury can become very intense and challenging to relieve at times. You can address intense pain from such an injury using cold laser therapy. The laser will block the pain receptors so that you will feel better quickly. Most patients report a reduction in pain after the first treatment.

One of the significant advantages of pain reduction via cold laser therapy is that you will not need opioids. You can avoid all the side effects that come along with the drugs. Cold laser therapy deals with the source of the pain, so you can be sure that it will disappear.

  • It Is Effective With Several Conditions

This therapy can address multiple conditions effectively. These conditions include:

  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Back pain
  • Repetitive use injuries
  • Knee pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis

You should consult with your chiropractor to determine if you are a candidate for cold laser therapy.

  • It Is Non-invasive

Some injuries might need to have surgery to heal correctly. Surgery may be effective in helping you heal, though it can come with some side effects. This is not the case with cold laser therapy treatment, which is non-invasive, and you can heal your injuries comfortably.

Also, with cold laser therapy, there are no known side effects and no recovery time. As soon as the effects of this therapy manifest and you heal, you can go back to work or play.

For more on the benefits of cold laser therapy, visit Peak Performance + Wellness at our office in Davenport, Iowa. You can call (608) 293-3195 to book an appointment today.

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