You probably know that laser technology has benefited modern society in many ways, including medicine. However, you might not know that lasers can relieve chronic pain, stimulate healing processes, and overcome debilitating sports injuries. Laser therapy at Five Points Chiropractic & Wellness can help you achieve those goals while avoiding drugs or surgery.
What Is Chiropractic Laser Therapy?
Low-level laser therapy exposes the body to laser energy at levels that don't cut or cauterize (as high-level surgical lasers do). These lasers actually pass painlessly and non-destructively through the skin to a depth of several centimeters. The laser energy activates mitochondria in cells, causing them to create more of the cellular fuel used for tissue repair. The laser also stimulates blood flow, helping tissues get rid of inflammatory toxins and take in more healing nutrients. Laser therapy may even help your body make better use of its stem cells, facilitating sports injury recovery.
Chiropractic laser therapy integrates this healing technique with the chiropractic adjustment and other complementary therapies. Dr. Casey Phillips may prescribe it as part of a holistic healing program to help you combat numerous sports-related injuries, including:
- Premature arthritis due to joint overuse
- Acute sprains or strains
- Repetitive motion injuries (such as carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Chronic knee, neck, back, or extremity pain
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Nerve damage
Easy Treatments, Astonishing Benefits
Chiropractic laser therapy requires no special preparation on your part. You simply sit or lie still as Dr. Phillips passes the laser instrument over the treatment site. You won't feel any discomfort; on the contrary, you may find the sensation pleasantly warming and relaxing. Over the course of several sessions, you should experience a wider range of motion, improved nerve function, and/or rapid healing from your sports injury.
Research indicates that chiropractic treatment and laser therapy enhance each other's positive effects. This synergy may partly stem from the fact that relaxed, comfortable tissues can accept chiropractic adjustments more easily. You may also benefit from electrical stimulation, exercises, lifestyle changes, and other non-surgical treatment approaches.
Our chiropractic team can evaluate your condition, determine whether chiropractic laser therapy can help you, and then administer this advanced form of care. Contact our office today to learn more and set up an appointment at (412) 321-3213.