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Posted on 11-12-2014
Cold laser therapy is a sports injury treatment technique used by some chiropractic offices to ease pain resulting from sports-related injuries. Call us today to learn more
Cold laser therapy is a sports injury treatment technique used by some chiropractic offices to ease pain resulting from sports-related injuries. Also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), cold laser therapy uses a laser to increase circulation at an injured site of the body.
The lasers used in cold laser therapy can target wide areas of the body using a grid of light, or cold lasers can be used to target very specific areas of the body using a narrow, focused beam. The frequency of the laser can be adjusted to target tissues at different depths within the body.
Cold lasers open up blood vessels and increase the blood flow to these areas. This increased circulation can help the body heal itself at the site of the injury, while also reducing inflammation. This improves nerve function at the area and also gives pain relief to the patient. This actually speeds the recovery for the patient, by providing extra oxygen to the site of the injury and also delivering valuable nutrients to the area.
Patients who come to a chiropractic office seeking cold laser therapy will usually receive other treatments at the same time. These treatments, like spinal adjustments and massage therapy, can increase the effectiveness of cold laser therapy. Each treatment regimen is personalized for the individual, to address each patient’s specific needs.
Cold laser therapy helps patients achieve normal functionality for injured muscles. Athletes who get cold laser therapy can actually return to their sport and other activities faster and with less pain.
For more information about how cold laser therapy and chiropractic care can benefit you, contact the offices of Dr. Samantha Stuart in Portland, Oregon. Schedule a consultation today, and get started on the road to wellness.
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