Cold Laser Therapy from Your Durham Chiropractor
Medical advances during the past decade have transformed the way we think about - and treat - chronic and acute pain and injuries. At Durham Chiropractic Center, we’re committed to ensuring our patients have access to the most advanced, cutting-edge treatment options aimed at helping them achieve meaningful, long-lasting pain relief and a speedy recovery from their injuries. For many patients, those goals are achieved through the use of a special technique called cold laser therapy that can be customized specifically for the needs of each individual patient for optimal and long-lasting results.
What is cold laser therapy?
Like the name implies, cold laser therapy uses laser energy to treat an array of soft tissue injuries. Unlike traditional laser treatments that generate significant heat energy to break down tissue, cold laser energy relies on a lower level of energy to help eliminate pain and swelling and improve function and mobility.
What happens during a cold laser therapy treatment?
The cold laser is used to decrease pain and promote soft tissue healing in areas of pain and injury. Cold Laser Therapy is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and helps accelerate the healing process. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, and improve function. This therapy is a powerful adjunct to the chiropractic adjustment and spinal rehabilitation session. It is a part of virtually every treatment session with Dr. Essman.
Cold laser therapy is performed in our office on an outpatient basis so you can get back to your regular routine right after your appointment. During your treatment, the doctor passes a handheld device over the treatment area. The device emits a steady stream of cool laser energy that penetrates to the deeper layers of tissue - up to two inches (five centimeters) below the skin’s surface. Once at the target zone, the energy is absorbed into the surrounding tissues where it triggers systemic and cellular reactions that help promote natural healing in the area, reducing pain, inflammation and stiffness while promoting circulation. Depending on your specific injury or issue, the doctor will apply the laser energy for anywhere from 30 seconds to two minutes per area.
What types of conditions can be treated with cold laser therapy?
Cold laser therapy can be used to treat an array of medical issues, including:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
- Shoulder pain
- Nerve-related injuries
- Heel pain
- Fibromyalgia and other pain syndromes
- Repetitive use and overuse injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Because cold laser therapy is highly customizable, it can be used alone or in conjunction with other therapies to enable each patient to receive optimized care for their needs.
Cold Laser Treatment from a Leading Durham Chiropractor
Like any type of medical treatment, provider experience is critical. Cold laser therapy requires a degree of skill and expertise in order for you to achieve optimal benefits, and that means it’s very important to choose a provider with a long and successful history of using laser to treat pain and dysfunction. As a top-ranked medical provider in Durham, Durham Chiropractic Center is a leading provider of cold laser therapy, using the safest and most advanced techniques and technology to provide every patient with customized therapy focused squarely on their individual needs and goals. If you’re suffering from pain, swelling, or loss of function or mobility, contact Durham Chiropractic Center today at (919) 401-5061 to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you feel better and get back to the activities you enjoy.
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