The past few decades have seen lasers become an integral part of the medical community. Laser treatments now exist across a wide range of fields, and chiropractic care is at the forefront of the latest breakthroughs in laser therapy. At Jacksonville Chiropractic in Jacksonville, we use state-of-the-art equipment to provide cold laser therapy for our patients. Cold laser therapy uses a low-intensity light treatment that stimulates body tissue healing. Is this treatment right for you? Contact our chiropractor to schedule an exam and find out if cold laser therapy can help alleviate your pain.
What Does Cold Laser Therapy Treat?
Cold laser therapy gets the name "Cold" because it involves lower levels of light that are not warm enough to break or burn the skin. It is a painless and non-invasive form of treatment that targets inflamed tissues and stimulates them to heal faster. Many dentists use the same form of laser therapy to help heal inflamed tissues in their patient's mouths. For many people, this results in pain relief for a wide variety of health conditions that include the following:
- Ligament sprains and tears
- Lower back pain
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Muscle spasms
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
It is worth noting that severe injuries often require more extensive medical care and treatment. However, cold laser therapy may still help as part of the healing process.
How Cold Laser Therapy Works
To perform this treatment, our chiropractor will calibrate different wavelengths of low-power light and apply it directly to the targeted area of your body that requires treatment. The amount of time needed with the therapy will vary depending on the type of condition we are treating, the extent of the injury or affected tissue, and whether the condition is chronic. Many patients require multiple cold laser therapy sessions for the most effective results. Some choose to include it as part of their regular chiropractic care.
It is always a good idea to consult with your doctor before starting any new treatment, including cold laser therapy. Many doctors recommend that patients with certain conditions see a chiropractor regularly as part of their pain relief and overall wellness regimen. We will create a treatment plan that is designed to provide effective pain relief, and that plan may include cold laser therapy.
Cold Laser Therapy in Jacksonville, NC
At Jacksonville Chiropractic, we are dedicated to your overall wellness and living a pain-free life. If you are interested in cold laser therapy, call our team at Jacksonville Chiropractic today at (910) 455-6696 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Taylor.