Cold Laser Therapy at Reed Chiropractic Clinic
Amplified light, in the form of laser energy, has some specific healing properties that you should know about if you're struggling with a painful injury or chronic condition. Here at Reed Chiropractic Clinic in Solon, OH, we offer a form of treatment called cold laser therapy to help our patients benefit from these amazing properties.
The Healing Benefits of Low-Level Laser Energy
A laser is a focused beam of amplified light. When tuned to a relatively high frequency, this light can cut and seal tissue with pinpoint accuracy, making the surgical laser a highly effective medical tool. When tuned to a lower frequency range, however, a laser beam can penetrate tissue without damaging it. This effect is also highly valuable, because when the energy reaches damaged tissues beneath the skin, it can actually help them heal. This type of laser treatment is called low-level of "cold" laser therapy.
One of the key benefits of the cold laser on cells is the stimulation of a substance called ATP. Cells use this ATP to help them perform their various activities, including repairs. As the laser energy triggers extra ATP production (an effect known as photobiomodulation), the cells start repairing tissues more quickly and efficiently for enhanced healing. Another important benefit is the stimulation of blood and fluid circulation in the tissues. This effect helps to reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain, and is a powerful alternative to anti-inflammatory medication for individuals who can't (or don't want to) take such drugs.
How Your Solon Chiropractor Uses Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy is a simple outpatient procedure that requires no elaborate preparation. It also causes no pain whatsoever, imparting only a relaxing warm sensation. Your Solon chiropractor, Dr. Reed or Dr. Grant, may prescribe multiple cold laser therapy sessions, either to optimize your recovery from an acute condition or as an ongoing pain management strategy. Cold laser therapy can complement other techniques, such as chiropractic adjustment and massage therapy. We use it to treat arthritis, strains, sprains, muscle spasms, back pain, neck pain, extremity joint pain, acute injuries, fibromyalgia, TMJ, and many other conditions.
Take Advantage of Our Advanced Technology
If you're interested in cutting-edge technology without the cutting edge, ask our team at Reed Chiropractic Clinic whether or not the advanced technology of cold laser therapy can help you. Call our Solon clinic today at (440) 248-2866 to schedule a consultation!