Chiropractic Clinics & Naturopathic Medicine located in Wheat Ridge, CO
Cold laser therapy is an effective pain management tool that can repair damaged tissues without medication or surgery. At Applewood Chiropractic in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, experienced chiropractors Robert Jackson Jr., DC, and Cole Joyce, DC, offer cold laser treatments to patients with chronic pain. If you have an unhealed injury or unexplained chronic pain, ask the team at Applewood Chiropractic about cold laser therapy. Call or book an appointment online today to learn more.
Cold Laser Treatments Q&A
What are cold laser treatments?
Cold laser treatments, or low level laser therapy (LLLT), use multiple wavelengths of light to target and repair damaged tissues. This noninvasive approach to pain management accelerates tissue healing to relieve pain, restore function, and reduce inflammation without needles, surgery, medication, or injections.
How do cold laser treatments work?
The team at Applewood Chiropractic uses a Thor Cold Laser, which they place directly over your area of pain or injury. The laser energy beams directly into the dermis, penetrating the damaged tissues, without disrupting the outermost layer of skin.
Once your tissues absorb the laser energy, your cells react by stimulating cell regeneration and growth. That process continues to reduce inflammation within the treated tissues, allowing them to heal naturally.
While the team tailors each treatment plan to their patients, most individuals need around eight sessions to experience lasting relief from pain.
What are the uses for cold laser treatments?
Cold laser treatments are effective at reducing pain and inflammation due to many musculoskeletal conditions, including:
Arthritis is an inflammatory condition that causes swelling of the joints. The most common type, osteoarthritis, develops when the cartilage surrounding the joints deteriorates. Rheumatoid arthritis, the second most common type, is an autoimmune disease that causes widespread joint swelling.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
The carpal tunnel is a narrow channel that runs through the inside of the wrist and palm. Surrounded by small bones and ligaments, the carpal tunnel also houses the median nerve. When the carpal tunnel compresses the median nerve, pain, weakness, and numbness can develop in the wrist and hand.
Fibromyalgia causes widespread pain, fatigue, poor memory, and mood changes. Researchers don’t know exactly what causes fibromyalgia, but they believe it results from miscommunication in the way your brain and spinal cord respond to nonpain signals.
Back and neck pain
Back and neck pain often stems from dysfunction in the discs, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves that support the spine.
Tendons, which connect muscle to bone, can become inflamed or torn due to general overuse, excess weight, sports injuries, and sudden accidents. The sooner you address tendonitis, the more likely you are to avoid invasive treatments, like surgery.
To learn more about cold laser treatments, call Applewood Chiropractic or schedule an appointment online today.
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