Laser Therapy for Pain Relief
You have probably heard the word laser used in scientific terms or in the movies. Specialists also utilize lasers in treating several health conditions such as back pain and arthritis pain. If you live in or around Tuscaloosa, visit our team at Spine and Sport Chiropractic for pain relief using cold laser therapy.
What Is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is a treatment that utilizes focused light. Laser stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, and it produces light of specific wavelengths.
The Patient’s Safety
There are different laser therapy types, such as LLLT low-level laser therapy and cold laser therapy. These use specific wavelengths of light that interact with the tissue enabling faster healing. This technique can provide pain relief without undergoing surgery.
How Cold Laser Therapy Works
When you visit Spine and Sport Chiropractic for cold laser therapy, one of our chiropractors will use a small device, placing the laser on the injured spot for a brief period. This duration usually depends on the laser's setting and the size of the afflicted area.
The laser produces non-thermal light photons that travel through the skin (epidermis, dermis, and endodermis). This light can penetrate 2 to 5 centimeters below the skin. After passing through the skin, the light reaches the targeted area. The light-sensitive elements of the cell absorb this energy. The light initiates events in the cells which increase the intracellular metabolism, normalizing damaged or injured tissues. Consequently, it reduces pain, edema, inflammation, and assists in the recovery process.
Cold laser therapy can be used to assist in the recovery of several different health conditions:
- Arthritis pain
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Knee pain
- Fibromyalgia pain
The Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy does not require incisions. Hence, you will not need a prolonged recovery time or bed rest.
You will not need any medication as part of this therapy.
Laser therapy shortens the healing time since it enhances the recovery process itself through cell stimulation.
Contact Spine and Sport Chiropractic for Laser Therapy
At Spine and Sport Chiropractic in Tuscaloosa, our chiropractors help our patients reduce or eliminate their pain using a variety of treatment methods, including laser therapy. Call us today at (205) 345-8102 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services.