Cold Laser Therapy from Our Elkridge Chiropractor
Here at Rower Chiropractic, we want to employ whatever safe, natural methods are necessary to help you feel and function better -- and that means offering multiple healing modalities, from tried-and-true manual therapies such as chiropractic adjustment to the state of the art in physiotherapy techniques. Low level laser therapy, also known as cold laser therapy, is a great example of the latter. This painless procedure stimulates your body's own pain relief and tissue healing capabilities, and you can get it from our Elkridge and Ellicott City chiropractor, Dr. Jason Rower.
A Natural Approach to Pain Relief, Pain Management and Tissue Healing
If your only familiarity with medical laser technology is the cutting, vaporizing laser used in surgery, you'll be relieved to know that cold laser therapy doesn't involve even this minimal degree of tissue damage. A low level laser is referred to as "cold" because it operates on significantly lower frequencies than a surgical laser. The beam it emits therefore penetrates the skin surface without cutting, burning or otherwise harming it in any way. But the most fascinating aspect of the cold laser is what it does once it touches ailing or injured tissues beneath the skin. The frequency of the focused amplified light stimulates multiple beneficial processes that speed recovery and promote natural pain relief, including:
- Increased production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the essential "cellular fuel" that allows tissues to rebuild themselves
- Increased blood flow to soothe pain and provide extra nutrients to damaged tissues
- Increased lymph drainage to help tissues flush out inflammation and swelling
What to Expect From Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy is completely safe as administered by our Elkridge chiropractor, so it can be prescribed as often as necessary for either acute pain relief or chronic pain management. (This is especially good news for individuals who cannot or should not take pain medications.) We may prescribe it alongside chiropractic care and other helpful techniques to control back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and other chronic discomforts. Cold laser therapy can also even reduce neuropathy by helping nerve tissue heal. If you're rehabbing an injury or recovering from surgery, cold laser therapy can ensure that damaged soft tissues repair themselves more quickly and efficiently.
A typical cold laser treatment takes only a few minutes, producing a pleasantly warm sensation as the laser does its work. Our Elkridge chiropractor usually recommends several sessions to ensure best results, although you may start experiencing notable gains in pain relief and flexibility after just 1 to 3 treatments.
Call Our Chiropractor in Elkridge to Learn More
If you're excited about what cold laser therapy can do for your neck pain, back pain, fibromyalgia pain or other chronic pain problems, or as a powerful aspect of your injury recovery program, get all the facts from our chiropractor in Elkridge. Call 410-799-7550 today to schedule a consultation at Rower Chiropractic!