If you suffer from chronic back pain, you know that anything that brings even a little relief can be very helpful. But at the same time, you don’t want to be using dangerous painkillers, medications, or have to resort to surgery. Chiropractic services and treatments can often help, but they aren’t the only pain management techniques available at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness. While we utilize many advanced techniques to help you recover and heal, including whiplash treatment to spinal decompression, many of our patients opt for a pain management treatment called cold laser therapy.
If you’re suffering from chronic back or neck pain, we can provide safe, non-invasive treatment options such as Cold Laser Therapy. If you’ve suffered from whiplash due to a car accident or if you’ve been hurt in a work-related accident, cold laser therapy might be the treatment that you’ve been searching for.
The Basics of Cold Laser Therapy
Spine-Health.com describes Cold Laser Therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), as a treatment that involves using specific wavelengths to work with tissues to ease your pain. There are a number of painful conditions that can be helped including:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Sprains or ligament pain
- Muscle Spasms
- Temporomandibular jaw disorder
How Cold Laser Therapy Works
Cold laser therapy is a safe, effective, and painless treatment that’s designed to stimulate cell function using red and infrared light. This is different from how “hot lasers” work. Hot lasers are used to cut or to cauterize wounds. During cold laser therapy treatment, low-level light is applied directly to the area requiring treatment using a handheld devise. Patients will feel the laser device touch them, but it is non-invasive, painless, and it won’t make a sound. The treatment will usually only take a few minutes.
The Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy
Cold lasers reduce swelling and repair tissues. The treatment allows oxygen and nutrients to come into the cells and improve the cell’s health. Cold therapy also allows those cells to become more permeable, allowing them to release wastes and toxins, according to Dr. Goldman’s book, “Taking Control”, which is available at our offices. Laser light is made up of protons, which can actually contribute to healthier cells because photons can convert to adenosine triphosphate or ATP, a type of chemical that can heal and rejuvenate cells.
Cold Laser Therapy in Medford, NY
Total Chiropractic Care provides cold laser treatment in the Medford, NY office. We can help you manage your pain and try to help you avoid surgery. We are focused on helping people find relief from pain and avoid unnecessary surgeries. Our chiropractor, Dr. Todd Goldman, has more than 20 years of experience treating patients. If you’ve never experienced chiropractic care before, don’t worry, we’ll do everything we can to make you feel comfortable and help you understand all the steps of your treatment plan.