It’s well understood that chiropractic care can alleviate pain and aid in the natural healing process. Laser therapy is a new way to help relieve chronic and acute pain. What happens when these two therapies are combined?
Join me as we explore how combining these two therapies can result in a more focused recovery.
How Does Laser Therapy Aid in Healing?
Many people are skeptical when introduced to laser therapy. After all, how can shining a light on my skin help manage pain?
Cold laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy, effectively treats chronic and acute pains and is incredibly useful in conjunction with chiropractic care. Erchonia’s FX 635 laser has a 72% success rate in clinical trials. The device was approved by the FDA in 2018 to be used in managing pain and has proven to be a safer, more effective treatment option than surgery or pharmaceuticals.
With around 80% of adults suffering from lower back pain at some point in their life, many seek help managing their pain. Unfortunately, about 60% of them will be prescribed opioids to reduce pain symptoms. The opioids mask the pain and typically don’t lead to the body’s healing. Opioids can be dangerous and addictive if taken for extended periods.
At SOHMA Integrated Medicine in Long Beach, CA, we offer cold laser therapy, which among other benefits, can help with pain management. Laser therapy uses specific wavelengths that can stimulate the body’s natural healing process. When the skin is exposed to light particles, it triggers the cell to produce a natural chemical called adenosine triphosphate, which is needed to fuel the body’s cellular processes. The increased production of adenosine triphosphate may improve the body’s blood circulation in the affected area, promoting our natural healing abilities. The cells exposed to the lasers return to their normal processes after the therapy and remain unharmed.
Why do Laser Therapy and Chiropractic Care Work Well Together?
Chiropractic care often emphasizes the physical manipulation of the spine and joints to relieve pain. However, it’s also used to increase the range of motion, improve posture and minimize migraine and neck-related headaches. There are many other benefits of seeing a chiropractor though many patients seek chiropractic care to avoid risky pharmaceutical or expensive surgeries.
Laser therapy’s benefits include reducing swelling, decreasing stiffness and pain, and returning to the normal function of joints. Laser therapy is also used to accelerate cellular reproduction leading to faster healing. Increase vasodilation to increase blood flow to the affected area and promote healing. Laser therapy can achieve these results safely.
When combining chiropractic and cold laser therapy, results are improved. Beneficial outcomes include pain relief and accelerated healing. Every person is different, and results vary depending on the severity of the injury or condition and the patient’s physical fitness, composition, and age.
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