Laser therapy for pain management!
What is laser therapy?
Laser therapy is a medical treatment the utilizes focused light to help stimulate photobiomodulation (PBM). PBM is when photons enter the tissue the laser if focused on and triggering a series of biological events that lead to increased cellular metabolism, decreases in pain, reductions in muscle spasms, and improved microcirculation to injured tissue. This treatment is FDA cleared, and acts as a non-invasive and non-pharmacological alternative to pain relief.
One of the techniques we use here at Springs Chiropractic to help treat your pain or injuries is class IV laser therapy. This innovative technique is great for pain management and can reduce the need for surgery on some cases.
Many of our patients have questions about what exactly class IV laser therapy is and how it works. Low-level lasers are used in general therapy and healing process due to their good photo-bio-stimulation effects. At our offices we use the Class IV Laser by LightCure, which is approved by the FDA. It goes up to 15 penetrating watts and is designed for treating larger muscle areas such the hips, shoulders, lower back etc. Class IV laser treatment is significantly more powerful than the standard class 3, cold laser options. Treatment should always feel comfortable with a warm but not overly hot temperature penetrating the deep tissues of your muscles.
Laser therapy is among the cutting edge of medicine to treat sports injuries or chronic injuries. Before, we use to treat these types of injuries with anti-inflammatories to help reduce the swelling but now we can use this technology which actually helps to stimulate the blood supply to the injuries muscle or ligament and encourage healing and reduce the swelling.
If you feel this technique would benefit you, or have any questions, please call our doctors here at Springs Chiropractic today. We offer two convenient locations in Colorado Springs, one on the North end and one of the South end. We look forward to treating you.
Springs Chiropractic http://www.springschiropractic.com
North Location (719) 531-7188
South Location (719) 527-6747
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