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Why You Should Implement Laser Therapy In Your Chiropractic Treatment
Laser therapy may be the best supplemental service you can add to your chiropractic treatment plan—especially if you’re experiencing pain from an acute injury. Laser therapy has the ability to reduce your pain, swelling, and inflammation, and can even speed up your injury recovery time.
Here’s more about the benefits of laser therapy, and how we use it at Team Elite Chiropractic to improve your condition.
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
Also known as low level laser therapy, laser therapy works through a process called photobiomodulation to stimulate the cells to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is cellular energy, otherwise known as the body’s energy source. The stimulation of ATP speeds up your body’s natural healing ability by increasing circulation to areas that are damaged or injured.
For light to affect the tissue in your body you need three things:
- Absorption of light energy
- Penetration of light to the tissues depth
- The appropriate dose of light delivered to that depth
Team Elite uses a class IV laser, which is far more powerful and therapeutic than other lasers, to ensure light is able to affect the tissue, and ultimately reduce pain for our patients.
During a laser therapy session, we move a laser wand over an injured area to stimulate ATP production for approximately 3-10 minutes. Many of our patients report feeling significantly better after just one treatment. However, we recommend up to 6 treatments for acute injuries, and up to 12 treatments for those with chronic injuries.
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What Are the Benefits Of Class IV Laser Therapy?
Class IV laser therapy is painless and non-invasive, and can treat nearly any pain condition. It speeds up your body’s natural healing ability, regenerates tissue, and reduces pain, swelling, inflammation, muscle spasms, and stiffness. It also produces better, faster results than many other chiropractic techniques, including electric stimulation, diathermy, and ultrasound.
Our laser therapy can be used on nearly anyone—including children—and produces no side effects. We do not recommend laser therapy for women who are pregnant or for patients who have cancer, as the risks and effects remain unknown in these individuals.
Can My Pain Condition Be Treated With Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy can treat nearly every pain condition you can think of, though most of our patients visit our clinic to decrease pain and inflammation caused by sprains, strains, pulled muscles, and other sports injuries. This therapy can also treat sciatica, nerve irritation, headaches, and low back pain. Here are a list of injuries and issues we leverage our laser therapy to treat:
- Sprains, strains, pulled muscles
- Nerve irritation and lesions
- Low back pain
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Better muscle recovery and strength gains post-exercise
- Complex diseases such as osteo and rheumatoid arthritis
If your condition isn’t listed here, don’t hesitate to ask us whether it can be effectively treated with laser therapy. Chances are it can, and we’ll be more than happy to add laser therapy to your current chiropractic treatment plan.