When you look at the percentage of people with back pain — up to 80-percent of Americans — it sometimes seems like we’re not supposed to have backs! Back are so easily damaged, mostly due to our lifestyles. Many of us lose strength in our backs due to sedentary lifestyles, and as soon as we try to lift something heavy we end up getting hurt. On the other hand, trying to strengthen the back with exercises often leads to injury as well!

What’s the best way to help your back when you’re experiencing back pain? We won’t know that until we give you a thorough examination here at our chiropractic office. But cold laser therapy might be an option to consider as part of your chiropractic care in South Carolina.

How Cold Laser Therapy For Back Pain Works

Cold laser therapy, sometimes called Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), uses lasers in order to get patients back pain relief. Other names for it include low-power laser therapy, soft laser biostimulation, and photobiomodulation.

Don’t be scared of the name, because these lasers can’t hurt you. They’re simply a spectrum of light tuned to a very specific frequency. When these light waves hit the cells in hurting parts of the body, blood flow is increased. This additional blood brings with it healing oxygen and other nutrients.

Should You Consider Cold Laser Therapy?

Talking to a chiropractor is the only way to know whether or not cold laser therapy is right for you. We’ll listen to you regarding the problems you’re having and formulate a plan that will best treat your back pain problems. Cold laser therapy may be recommended as a primary treatment, or it could be suggested as a supplement to other chiropractic treatments.

We’d love to talk to you about non-surgical options in back pain treatment. Contact us today to get the best local chiropractic care in South Carolina!