Low-Level Light Therapy (Cold Laser Therapy): Pain Management Programs That Focus on Healing
You’ve tried everything. Doctor’s visits, medications, physical therapy, resting, ice packs…nothing seems to work. Your pain goes away for a time, but once you start moving about again, there it is…nagging, stabbing, pounding, and interfering with your daily activities. Surgery is not an option, you can’t afford the time, or expense, and you’ve heard too many stories about surgery making things worse. You’re just not ready yet.
While surgery may be the right long-term solution for your particular condition, the truth is, many medical treatments focus on relieving, or hiding, the pain – not necessarily addressing the underlying problem. Medications mask the pain (until it wears off). Stretching eases muscles temporarily by releasing inflammation (until they flare up again). When joints and bones continue to work overtime, you’ll eventually land right back to where you started or perhaps be even worse off in the end.
That’s when it’s time to try something different.
Pain is often caused by stress between bones, tissue, and joints due to misalignment. A poorly aligned bone structure can create imbalanced stress on adjoining bones or joints, resulting in friction or inflammation of the surrounding muscle and tissue – a primary cause of pain.
Chiropractic Treatment Goals
Among a Chiropractor’s first priority is to determine whether bones and joints are properly aligned and sharing the stress of movement evenly. By realigning these structures, unnecessary pressure, stress and friction are reduced, alleviating pain and swelling due to inflammation.
Muscle tension limits blood flow. Low-Level Light Therapy increases blood flow, oxygenation and decreases inflammation to promote relaxation.
What Happens Next?
Unlike many medical treatments, addressing recurring painful conditions can result in progressively improved results. For this reason, you may find a simple maintenance program helps you to avoid recurrence or that future injuries improve more quickly. But most importantly, we want you and your body to learn how to avoid painful recurrence—whether through maintenance treatments, strengthening exercise, or lifestyle habits.
At the Laser & Chiropractic Center of the Rockies, we take a dual approach to pain. First, we work to ease the immediate pain so you can resume essential activities. Then we begin a treatment plan specifically designed to realign your bones and joints so you can begin healing, toward a pain-free and active lifestyle. Give us a call today to discuss treatments options for your specific condition.
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