Since the late 1800s, chiropractic care has been helping people find relief from pain caused by their musculoskeletal conditions. However, thanks to recent advancements in modern technology, chiropractors have begun incorporating laser therapy into their treatment plans to enhance the therapeutic benefits of chiropractic care.
What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), is a non-invasive treatment that uses specific wavelengths of light to promote new tissue growth, reduce inflammation, and increase blood flow, helping to accelerate recovery.
Laser therapy treatments typically last between 5 and 15 minutes and involve multiple passes along the pain-causing area with the light-emitting laser handpiece. During LLLT, it is common to experience a warm relaxing sensation on the skin’s surface.
What are the Benefits of Laser Therapy?
Unlike other popular treatment methods, laser therapy is not just a “band-aid” fix to temporarily relieve pain. Instead, state-of-the-art lasers, like those offered by Aspen Laser, target the problem at the source, allowing for the following benefits.
Reduces Pain and Inflammation
Low-level laser light penetrates deep into the tissues, where it stimulates the production of endorphins and other natural painkillers, reducing pain and inflammation in a variety of conditions, including:
Enhances the Healing Process
Laser therapy also promotes the healing process by stimulating cellular function. The laser light triggers a cascade of cellular reactions, leading to increased circulation, oxygenation, and nutrient delivery to the affected area. This promotes tissue repair and regeneration, helping the body heal naturally.
Improves Range of Motion
Chiropractors often use laser therapy to improve joint mobility and range of motion in patients with musculoskeletal conditions. The laser light helps to reduce stiffness and improve flexibility by increasing blood flow to the affected area, which helps to reduce muscle spasms and improve joint mobility.
It's Safe and Non-Invasive
Laser therapy is a non-invasive and safe treatment option that does not require medication or surgery. In addition, it is painless and has no known side effects, making it an excellent option for patients who cannot tolerate medication or wish to avoid surgery.
Enhances Chiropractic Care
By incorporating laser therapy into their treatment plans, chiropractors can enhance the therapeutic benefits of chiropractic care. The combination of chiropractic adjustments and laser therapy can help to significantly reduce recovery times and allow patients to return to their daily routines pain-free.
Pain Treatment Therapy in Irving, Bedford, and Fort Worth, Texas
Ready to give this revolutionary form of modern medicine a try? Here at Spine Health and Wellness, our expert team of chiropractors and physical therapists specialize in LLLT technology and can help you begin to see significant improvements in range of motion and pain levels in as little as five treatment sessions. So if you’re ready to get back into action, contact us today to schedule an appointment.