Cold laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy may sound like a new-age treatment, but it’s actually been around for over 40 years. For people interested in finding alternative treatments for their pain management, cold laser therapy may provide the welcome relief they are looking for.
How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?
Lasers are just beams of light, and at particular wavelengths, they can penetrate the skin. Cold laser therapy is named as such because the lasers used are at low wavelengths and there is no heat associated with them. Using these low-level lasers can allow light to reach affected areas, get absorbed by cells, and stimulate healing.
What is Cold Laser Therapy Typically Used For?
There are many suggested uses for cold laser therapy. Some of these include treatment for inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia as well as tendinitis, back pain, and other recurring aches and pains. Since cold laser therapy is also suggested to promote healing, it may also be useful for helping long-lasting wounds to heal faster and reducing the formation of scars.
Learn More About Cold Laser Therapy at Flex Chiropractic
At Flex Chiropractic, we after several alternative therapies in addition to standard chiropractic treatments like decompression and spinal adjustments. Contact us to discuss your specific needs and concerns and we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions and create an individualized treatment plan that works for you. Call Flex Chiropractic of Lexington or Columbia today!
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