Laser therapy has been reported helpful in wound healing and chronic pain. It is a fast, painless modality which can be administered by a chiropractor. According to the Cochrane report results for wound healing and chronic pain relief are evident however more study is needed to determine protocols for effectual wave lengths and time exposure
What is a cold light laser?
Low-level laser light is compressed light of the red part of the light spectrum. It is different from natural light in that it is one precise color. These properties allow laser light to penetrate the surface of the skin with no heating effect, no damage to the skin and no known side effects. Laser light directs light energy to the body’s cells which the cells then convert into chemical energy to promote natural healing and pain relief.
These are some ways laser treatment has been found to help:
· Speeds Up Tissue Repair: Increased energy to the cells means increased cellular activity for all of the cell’s parts that rely on this energy including collagen formation. Speeding up tissue repair could mean less scar tissue formation.
· Increases Endorphins: Endorphins can produce analgesia (pain relief) and feelings of well-being. They are known as the bodies natural pain killers.
· Increased Lymphatic Drainage: Studies have shown that cold laser therapy can increase the size of the lymphatic ducts thus aiding protein waste removal.
· Increased Blood Flow: to the tissues because of increased capillary (very small blood vessel) formation. This helps healing. The laser affects deeper tissues as well including muscles and tendons.
We are now offering cold laser therapy:
Call your Maitland Chiropractor today to see if cold laser therapy is right for you.