Cold laser therapy is “low level” laser therapy using non-thermal laser energy for stimulating cellular activity within muscle, ligaments and other soft tissues. While high power laser therapy is meant to destroy or debride tissue with heat, cold laser therapy does not exert thermal effects on underlying tissues. Instead, your chiropractor in Castle Rock CO applies cold laser therapy to enhance healing, biochemical reactions within tissues that result from increased ATP production within cells. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is necessary for proper cell health because it transfers chemical intracellulr energy and supports cellular metabolism. By making more energy available to cells suffering inflammation, cold laser therapy optimizes cellular functioning and health to relieve painful muscles, ligaments and tissues.
Cold Laser Therapy for Pain Management and Reducing Inflammation
Your Castle Rock chiropractor recommends cold laser therapy for joint pain relief caused by osteoarthritis, temporomandibular joint syndrome, tendonitis of the elbow and fibromyalgia. Cold laser therapy is also useful for muscle pain relief due to repetitive strain damage, overuse, myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia and lupus. Other painful musculoskeletal conditions benefiting from cold laser therapy include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Shoulder impingement syndrome
- Knee arthritis
Castle Rock cold laser therapy provides a rapid, anti-inflammatory action that reduces joint swelling and offers welcome tissue pain relief after just several sessions. Ligament pain relief is also enjoyed as laser photons entering inflamed joints and muscles increase blood flow to targeted areas to induce vasodilation and the body’s natural healing abilities.
In addition, people who have suffered burns, wounds or are in post-surgery recovery may benefit from their chiropractor in Castle Rock CO applying cold laser therapy to affected areas. Low level laser photons work to inhibit scar tissue formation while promoting healing. When scar tissue forms over an injury or surgical incision, it can cause pain, stiffness and even restrict movement if scar tissue forms over joints.
How is Cold Laser Therapy Performed?
Cold laser therapy in Castle Rock is a safe, painless procedure involving your chiropractor using a small, handheld device to deliver therapeutic laser photons into painful ligaments, muscles and joints. The laser device is held directly over injured areas for as little as 30 seconds or up to 10 or 15 minutes. Most cold laser therapy patients do not feel anything during treatment. Some report feeling a mild, tingling sensation as blood flow increases to the treated area.
Contact Our Castle Rock Chiropractor to Learn More about Cold Laser Therapy
If you are searching for musculoskeletal pain relief that does not involve surgery or medication, cold laser therapy may be right for you. Please call Campbell Chiropractic today at (303) 663-8365 to learn how your chiropractor in Castle Rock CO can help improve your quality of life by relieving your pain with cold laser therapy.