Our Indianapolis chiropractic clinic has been offering cold laser therapy to provide patients with pain relief for some time now, and with great results. It is one of many therapies we use to help people overcome back pain, neck pain, sciatica and even the joint pain and muscle pain associated with fibromyalgia. Lasers give us yet another way to help our patients heal after an injury or from painful conditions they have suffered for years.
Many of our patients struggle to overcome pain, not just so they can resume normal activities, but because they truly want to experience total wellness. Chiropractor Dr. Bax helps our patients accomplish this goal with skillful spinal adjustments and other therapies. Cold or low-level laser therapy is one of these very effective, non-invasive techniques that actually help relieve pain and stimulate and accelerate healing at the cellular level.
How does it work? Our chiropractor directs a cold, medical-grade, low-level laser light directly at an injury site. The laser is set to a specific wavelength that penetrates through the skin and deep into the injured muscles, joints, and other tissues. This laser then stimulates the cells it touches to produce more ATP or Adenosinetriphosphate. This chemical actually controls most of the cells' activities. Therefore, the increased ATP production stimulates healing, reduces inflammation within the cells, and relieves pain. It also increases circulation in the area, which helps the body to accelerate the healing process.
Studies with injured athletes who have used this therapy have shown that low-level lasers can actually shorten injury recovery times so that they spend less time on the sidelines and more time on the field. Here in Dr. Bax's office, we have helped countless patients get back on the road to pain-free living with this and many other non-invasive, drug-free therapies that help the body use its own healing powers for recovery and full health.
What activities would you enjoy this winter if pain was no longer an issue?