Cold laser therapy, also called low level laser therapy, is an FDA-approved treatment that’s becoming increasingly common for patients seeking relief for a wide range of afflictions. Cold lasers are flashlight-sized devices chiropractors and other holistic healthcare professionals can hold in their hands. They emit a specialized laser light that travels beneath the skin.
High-powered lasers are used in a number of medical applications, from destroying tumors to removing blood clots. The lasers used in cold laser therapy emit a much lower frequency of light than these larger, more risky machines.
While receiving cold laser therapy, patients don’t feel a thing. The only sensation they’ll experience is the tip of the laser device itself, moving against their skin.
The positive effects of cold laser therapy are well documented. In fact, studies demonstrating its effectiveness date back as far as 1967! Savvy chiropractors can incorporate cold laser therapy into their pain management treatments for patients suffering from a bevy of uncomfortable conditions:
- Sprains: Sprains and light muscle trauma are easily treated by cold laser therapy. The laser stimulates and encourages blood flow, resulting in faster healing times and a more effective healing experience.
- Aches and pains: If you have a patient that is struggling with pain management, consider introducing them to cold laser therapy. It’s a safe and effective way to treat a number of aches and pains, including chronic conditions like fibromyalgia.
- Inflammation: People suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, mouth ulcers, and other chronic inflammation conditions can benefit from cold laser therapy, which is a safe, effective and non-invasive way to address inflammation and the complications that come with it.
- Wounds: When wounds need assistance healing, particularly those caused by diabetes, cold laser therapy is an effective treatment. It can stimulate blood flow to the affected area and may result in faster healing, as well as protection against infection.
- Skin rejuvenation: Psoriasis and other skin conditions are often addressed by cold laser therapy. In fact, cold laser therapy is even used to treat acne and to remove acne scars. It can be an effective and safe way to naturally rejuvenate damaged or aging skin.
- Acupuncture replacement: When patients are afraid of needles, cold laser therapy may be an effective replacement treatment for traditional acupuncture. Cold laser therapy is able to stimulate the same areas and in much the same ways as an acupuncture needle, without breaking the skin.
Cold laser therapy may sound like a treatment of the future, but it’s actually been around for decades. At Ideal Spine, we advocate its use within a Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) regimen, so patients can reap any benefits that come from this complementary procedure. Because it has wide-ranging benefits, it’s also a great support treatment to complement things like manual adjustment, lifestyle change, diet, myofascial stimulation, and more.
If you’re looking for ways to continue elevating the way that you treat your patients, consider visiting the next Chiropractic BioPhsyics seminar near you.
Chiropractic BioPhysics® corrective care trained Chiropractors are located throughout the United States and in several international locations. CBP providers have helped thousands of people throughout the world realign their spine back to health, and eliminate a source of chronic back pain, chronic neck pain, chronic headaches and migraines, fibromyalgia, and a wide range of other health conditions. If you are serious about your health and the health of your loved ones, contact a CBP trained provider today to see if you qualify for care. The exam and consultation are often FREE. See www.CBPpatient.com for providers in your area.