A great treatment option here at our Springfield practice for pain treatment is cold laser therapy. How cold laser therapy can help in Springfield is through the use of our class IV cold laser equipment. Now when you think of laser, you may be thinking of something that can cut through steel or kill stormtroopers in Star Wars. But those are hot lasers, cold lasers are “cooler” on the wave spectrum in comparison hence their name.
Cold laser therapy uses low intensity lasers as well as low light levels to stimulate healing. This means that the lasers do not heat your body’s tissue. Instead, different wavelengths and outputs of low level lights are applied to the injured area. The tissue absorbs the lights, the red light causes the reaction, and then the damaged cells respond with a physiological reaction which promotes regeneration in the cells.
The devices we use are the same ones that teams from the NBA and NFL use to treat their players, so you should expect that same high level of care if you come to us. The beauty of cold laser is that it is a painless treatment. Most patients don’t feel a thing while treatment is ongoing, although some do say they can feel a tingling sensation, but it is slight.
With cold laser therapy, the lasers activate at cellular level to help stimulate cell tissue to increase blood flow and oxygen throughout and this essentially decreases healing time. It’s fantastic for soft tissue injuries and slow healing problems with tendons and so on, but it also helps arthritis sufferers and joint pain too.
Continual research is going on with the technology and treatment to see what else it will be able to help. Even vets use it in treating animals to great effect. Not just chiropractors use cold laser therapy. Other doctors, dentists, physical therapists, and other medical professionals use the machine as well. It is mainly used for minor injuries in sprints, swelling, to heal the joints and soft tissue. Even veterinarians use it to help heal their animals.
So if you have a niggling injury that won’t go away or are suffering from a soft tissue injury, arthritis or joint pain and have never experienced this power of light, call us today and we can evaluate you and see if this treatment option will help you.
Cold laser therapy can be used with various other treatments that we offer here. These include chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage, at home exercise, and more.
If you have any questions on our treatment options in Springfield, please contact us, we would be happy to help you and see what we can do for you.
In pain? Want a tune up? Call us today (908) 325 – 3000. We can treat and help you.