Cold laser therapy, also known as low level laser therapy, is a treatment modality that employs different light wavelengths to speed up the healing process on tissue injuries. Here at Molstad Chiropractic Clinic in Sioux City, IA, our chiropractor uses the XLR8 Cold Laser as a supplement to chiropractic care and treatment on a variety of patient conditions and injuries.
How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?
The XLR8 Cold Laser is a small handheld device that our chiropractor uses on patients for purposes of modifying cellular functions and providing effective pain relief. The red laser beam is placed directly over the injured or affected area. Different wavelengths of light and outputs of low-level light are used for this purpose. That's when the device emits non-thermal light photons that penetrate the skin's layers. The process has been likened to photosynthesis in plants, and it helps promote cellular regeneration. It can be used on muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves for a variety of conditions like the following:
- Neck or back pain.
- Pain from fibromyalgia.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Knee and shoulder pain.
- Sprains and strains.
- And many other conditions and injuries.
Is Cold Laser Therapy a Good Choice for Me?
It's FDA Approved
Cold laser therapy has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a therapy for a variety of conditions and injuries. It's painless and safe when used by a qualified health care practitioner. Many studies have been performed on cold laser therapy over the last 50 years, and it's generally recommended as an effective non-invasive form of therapy.
Cold Laser Therapy and Chiropractic Treatment
Gentle chiropractic adjustments or chiropractic massage coupled with cold laser therapy are intended to reduce pressure on affected tissue, muscles and nerves. That allows a patient's body to relax and heal faster by stimulating and fostering tissue regeneration and reducing inflammation. In turn, that results in increased mobility and range of motion.
Ask Our Chiropractor about Cold Laser Therapy
If you'd like to learn whether you're a suitable candidate for cold laser therapy, visit our chiropractor here at Molstad Chiropractic Clinic here in Sioux City, IA. Our objective is to reduce or eliminate a patient's pain while increasing his or her range of motion and helping our patient to achieve their wellness goals. Don't wait for your condition or injury to go away while continuing your life as normal. It may become more difficult to treat. Visit us as soon as you can for chiropractic care and related treatment. Call us at (712) 276-7742.