At Flex Chiropractic in Columbia and Lexington, we believe in offering patients safe and effective alternatives to surgery and pain medication. If you’re looking for a more natural approach to help your body heal from injury and get effective relief for pain, cold laser therapy is another alternative treatment we offer that may be able to help. If you’ve always wondered ‘How does cold laser therapy work?” and “Can it really help relieve my pain?” we’re going to explore those questions and more in today’s blog from Flex Chiropractic.
What Is a “Cold” Laser?
When you think of a laser, you might think of a high-intensity light that can burn its way through anything. It sounds rather scary when you think of it in relation to a medical procedure. However, that’s why the term “cold laser” is used to describe a technique that uses low levels of light to promote healing. Because the low levels of light aren’t enough to create heat, it is described as cold — even though you will likely feel nothing at all.
How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?
During the procedure, the low levels of light are applied to the affected area and absorbed into the skin. You won’t hear or feel anything but when the light is absorbed by your cells, it causes a healing reaction that results in a reduction of pain and inflammation as well as healing time.
Benefits Of Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy may sound like an unproven new-age treatment, but in fact, it has been around for over four decades and certain low-level devices are approved by the FDA to provide relief for a variety of conditions. Cold lasers are effective for stimulating a variety of muscle, cartilage, and nerve cells. This makes cold laser therapy an effective treatment for minor pains and injuries such as tendonitis, knee pain, ligament sprains, tennis elbow, lower back pain, and more.
In addition to being an effective treatment, patients appreciate that cold laser therapy comes with little risk and no recovery time as it is a non-invasive procedure. For those who prefer to stay out of the hospital and take as few medications as possible, cold laser therapy may be able to provide the safe and gentle relief you’re looking for.
Frequently Asked Questions
Even if you have a basic understanding of what cold laser therapy is, chances are you still have some questions. The following are a few of the most frequently asked questions about cold laser therapy.
What Does the Treatment Feel Like?
You will feel little if anything during treatment. Some people feel a mild warmth or tingling, but more often than not, patients feel nothing at all.
How Long Does Each Treatment Take?
The length of treatment will depend on the condition being treated and the size of the area. Most treatments only take ten to fifteen minutes.
Will I Experience Results Immediately?
Cold laser therapy isn’t like popping a pill, but it can be very effective. However, the time it takes for you to experience results will depend on your unique situation and how quickly your body naturally heals. In general, most people experience some kind of relief within one to two visits, but for more serious or degenerative cases, you may need several more treatments to get the improvement you desire.
Why Should I Try Cold Laser Therapy?
There are several reasons why you may want to try cold laser therapy over conventional methods like surgery or medication. First, cold laser therapy is medically proven and approved by the FDA for the treatment of various conditions. Second, it’s non-invasive, safer, and much more affordable than most surgeries. Finally, cold laser therapy helps to heal what is causing you pain instead of just treating the symptoms.
Learn More About Cold Laser Therapy At Flex Chiropractic
Hopefully, we’ve been able to answer any questions you may have had such as “What is cold laser therapy?” and “How Does cold laser therapy work?” If you have additional questions or would like to schedule a consultation at our office, please contact us to make an appointment.
At Flex Chiropractic in Lexington and Columbia, we offer a wide range of alternative treatments aimed at helping you get relief from pain and achieve optimum health. Our treatments are designed to work with your body to help it heal naturally from the inside out.
Because the services we provide are non-invasive and come with little to no risk, they’re perfect for just about anyone of any age. After your consultation, your chiropractor may suggest multiple types of treatment to achieve optimum results in the least amount of time.
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You don’t have to live with pain — and there are other alternatives besides risky surgery. Give Flex Chiropractic a call and let us help you get back to feeling like yourself again with a personalized treatment plan made just for you!