When you visit a chiropractic clinic, one of the treatments they might recommend for you is cold laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT). At Chaney Chiropractic Care, we are a chiropractor who specializes in providing LLLT residents of Spring Hill and Beverly Hills. Here are insights on LLLT.
What Is Cold Laser Therapy?
Low-level laser therapy is a treatment that uses specific wavelengths of visible light to stimulate tissue and provides various health benefits. These wavelengths of light usually range from 400 to 760 nanometers. However, wavelengths ranging from 780 to 950 nanometers are used for deeper penetrations.
The light is typically red and near-infrared and has no heat. It's emitted from a handheld device similar to a flashlight. Each LLLT session lasts a couple of minutes.
How Does It Work?
In LLLT, light photons pass through the skin layers and penetrate the tissue between 2 and 5 centimeters. Once the light energy reaches the target area, it's absorbed into the cells and interacts with the light-sensitive components. The health benefits of low-level laser therapy associated with chiropractic care are then unlocked. This action can be likened to photosynthesis in plants. For example, a chiropractor can treat the following conditions with low-level laser therapy:
- Back pain
- Arthritis pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Knee pain
- Fibromyalgia pain
- Neck pain
Below are a few benefits that LLLT provides to its patients. Contact our office to set up an appointment for more information beyond what is stated.
Accelerates the Healing Process
Once the light is absorbed in the affected tissue, cell regeneration is hastened. The regenerated cells accelerate the healing of the affected tissue. Therefore, you can expect to get better sooner.
After an injury, you will likely experience lots of pain. LLLT can relieve pain quickly by blocking your brain's pain receptors. Many patients of Chaney Chiropractic Clinic reported an enormous reduction in pain after the first treatment.
Inflammation usually results in a limited range of motion in the affected joint. Additionally, the body naturally sends lots of white blood cells to the inflamed area, which makes it challenging for cells to regenerate, hindering the healing process. If you have inflammation, chiropractic care involving low-level laser therapy can significantly reduce it. This reduction means you will improve your range of motion and can recover faster.
Seeking an LLLT Chiropractor?
Welcome to Chaney Chiropractic Clinic, serving Spring Hill and Beverly Hills with exceptional chiropractic care, including cold laser therapy. Schedule an appointment today by calling us at (352) 270-8869 or (352) 686-6385.