Cold laser therapy, or low-level light therapy, is a common treatment used in pain management clinics for holistically promoting healing and pain management. These lasers work at specific wavelengths that increase cellular activity, leading to faster regeneration of damaged tissues and quicker clearing of inflammation in the targeted area. There are many types of injuries cold lasers are used for, below are just a few.
Acute sports injuries: When an injury is newer, there are a lot of healing mechanisms occurring to help protect the muscles, ligaments and tissues surrounding the injury, such as swelling and bruising. Cold laser therapy can help promote the healing of acute injuries such as ankle sprains, contusions to muscles, knee pain, etc. by increasing oxygen uptake to the red blood cells and reducing the amount of reactive oxygen species (ROS), an inflammation byproduct.
Chronic Pain: 1 in 5 people suffer from moderate to severe chronic pain. Cold laser therapy targets regions of your body in which enduring inflammation is causing constant pain and discomfort. Research has shown the effectiveness of lasers for reducing pain and increasing healing in tissues exposed to prolonged inflammation and irritation.
Neck pain: Although chiropractic care is very helpful when it comes to neck pain, adding cold laser has been shown to further help reduce pain, increase mobility and improve performance.
The above conditions are just a few of many conditions cold laser therapy can help with, if you have any questions about how this treatment can help you, call Bellingham Bay Chiropractic at (360)-599-7943 with any questions you have or to set up a consultation.
This blog was written by our guest author Dr. Jerrod Puckett, a chiropractor trained in sports medicine in Northeast Portland, Oregon. You can find additional information about his practice at www.innergateacupuncture.com or reach him directly at email@example.com.