Why You Should Choose Cold Laser Therapy

Lasers have been used for medical and therapy procedures since the mid 1960’s and new benefits for patients are still being found. Cold laser therapy can be a good treatment option for a variety of conditions from treating injuries to managing chronic conditions like back pain or arthritis.

What is Cold Laser Therapy?

Cold lasers are low powered, and apply a short wavelength of light to the treatment area. These light waves are absorbed by the body stimulating chemical processes in the cells that encourage growth and regeneration. Since the laser is low power, it doesn’t damage skin or tissue like high powered lasers used for surgery or aesthetic skin treatments. It can be used alone or in conjunction with other forms of therapy.

Advantages of Cold Laser Therapy

There are a lot of reasons someone can’t or may not want to have surgery. Cold laser treatments can be a good option when surgery isn’t. Unlike surgery, it is very low risk and free from side effects. It is non-invasive so there are no incisions, post-procedure pain medications, hospital stays or long recovery periods. Many people prefer not to take prescription pain medicine because of the unpleasant side effects and risk of addiction. Cold laser therapy doesn’t carry either of those risks. It can also be an alternative when pain medication just isn’t very effective.

The process itself is fairly quick and easy, and since it promotes the body’s own healing process, it may even eliminate the need for some surgeries. Acute or chronic pain and inflammation can have a variety of causes such as soft tissue injuries that can occur during sports or in injuries from accidents, or ongoing conditions such as fibromyalgia and arthritis. Treatment can be done on most areas of the body and it can be used to treat musculoskeletal or joint pain.

Cold lasers can be also be used in conjunction with other treatments such as general chiropractic care or massage therapy which can make them more effective than simply taking pills or doing exercises. You get a personalized treatment that works for you.

Are There Any Disadvantages?

The main disadvantage of cold laser therapy is that it may require multiple treatments and results may not be permanent. The type of injury or chronic condition you have will determine the best course of treatment. But since treatments are quick and pain free many patients feel they are a good alternative to surgery or medication.

Chiro-Med Rehab Centre can provide cold laser therapy and other treatments such as chiropractic care, massage therapy and physiotherapy to help treat injuries or manage chronic conditions. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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