Technology is changing the world of wellness and how doctors treat health issues, giving patients better and more efficient healthcare solutions. Laser therapy and chiropractic care work together to help manage pain in people experiencing chronic pain.
Laser therapy is becoming more popular with chiropractic care. It uses a device that rubs over the skin's surface and releases low-frequency pulses into the body. Chiropractors focus these pulses on parts of the body where there has been joint or muscle injury to stimulate healing.
Laser therapy uses specific energy levels to cure an injury that triggers pain and discomfort. The lasers penetrate the skin and enter the injured body tissues when placed over the injury. Once inside the tissues, the pulses stir up the cells to start the natural recovery process.
If there is a tear, strain, or any other muscle problem causing pain and swelling, the lasers can encourage faster muscle repair. That helps you recover faster from an injury.
Traditionally, chiropractors use their hands to examine and correct minor bone, muscle, and joint problems. They use their hands to move muscles, bones, and ligaments to their original positions. By doing that, they enable the body to cure itself better.
With the help of laser therapy, traditional chiropractic care has become more efficient. Chiropractors have learned modern treatment skills and can now treat various symptoms, with stiffness and pain at the top.
As a result, laser therapy has increased the number of ailments chiropractic care can treat.
Laser therapy can treat severe and lingering conditions such as:
Muscle strains and sprains
Neck and back pain
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
Repetitive strain injuries
Widespread muscle soreness and pain (fibromyalgia)
Swelling of the tissue that connects the heel to the toes (plantar fasciitis)
This makes laser therapy helpful and available to patients with various musculoskeletal problems. If you are experiencing any of the conditions highlighted above, you may benefit from laser therapy.
Relieves stiffness and pain without using medications.
Is non-invasive. It requires no injections or surgery.
Works accurately. Chiropractors can target injured tissues more precisely, making chronic pain treatment more successful.
Encourages faster tissue repair and recovery.
Laser therapy uses safe energy levels to promote natural healing in injured body tissues. Because of this, the treatment comes with little to no risk.
Like most treatments that activate body tissues, patients with carcinoma or cancerous lesions should not use laser therapy. That is because the lasers can stimulate the unwanted growth of cells. Similarly, experts do not advise pregnant women to undergo laser therapy. Researchers have not discovered the effects of laser therapy on unborn babies. So, expectant mothers should avoid the treatment in the meantime.
Additionally, both doctors and patients should wear safety eyewear during treatment. The light rays that lasers emit can hurt the naked eye.
For more on how laser therapy and chiropractic care work together, visit Whiplash Pain Center at our offices in Summerville, Charleston, North Charleston, or Holly Hill, South Carolina. You can call (843) 281-7837, (843) 636-7246, (843) 350-5022, or (803) 496-3338 to book an appointment today.