Cold Laser Therapy for Pain Management
Are you looking for non-invasive, drug-free methods for pain management? At South Bay Wellness Center we have made it our goal to help residents of San Jose, Cupertino, Campbell, and Santa Clara CA find lasting pain management solutions without surgeries or medications. Along with our many methods of pain management, we are now happy to offer cold laser therapy to our patients as well.
What is Cold Laser Therapy?
This therapy uses low-intensity lasers to activate healing in the body. The term low-level or cold is used because the amounts of light used in these lasers are not enough to heat up your tissue. When your cells are confronted with the wavelengths of the low-level laser, there is a regeneration response. Damaged cells begin to regenerate. This can have a dramatic effect on specific areas of pain.
What to Expect During A Procedure?
This therapy is completely painless. Although you will feel the device on your body, you will not feel any pain. The low-level of intensity is too low to cause any pain. These procedures are usually quick and can be done during a regular visit to your chiropractor. There is no recovery or downtime associated with this type of therapy.
This type of therapy has been used by a vast array of medical professionals. Doctors, physical therapists, dentists, and others are now using this pain management tool for their patients. This therapy is helpful in any setting in which pain management, tissue repair or reducing inflammation is called for.
This therapy has been used to treat sports injuries such as sprains, tendonitis, muscle strains and more. It has also proven very effective at treating lower back pain, knee pain, muscle spasms, as well as neck pain. Those suffering from inflammation disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune diseases. It has even been found effective in treating chronic pain disorders such as fibromyalgia and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Is This Treatment Safe?
This therapy has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to be used in the above-mentioned capacities as well as many others. It is being used nationwide by medical professionals of all kinds.
Your chiropractor can determine whether or not this therapy is a good option for you. During your visit, your provider will collect medical information concerning your conditions and medical history. Your provider will then use this information to help determine if cold-laser therapy is a viable treatment route.