Are you living in pain, suffering from a limited range of motion, or recovering from an injury in East Rockaway or New York, NY? Dr. Brian Katz offers cold laser therapy along with other methods for natural, effective, and lasting relief.
Overview of Cold Laser Therapy
When you visit your chiropractor, they might suggest adding cold laser therapy to your treatment plan. It’s one of several treatment options that stimulate the body’s natural healing processes to help patients find relief. In this quick guide, Dr. Katz at East Rockaway and New York, NY explains cold laser therapy, what it does, and how it can benefit you.
What Exactly Is Cold Laser Therapy and How Does It Work?
This technique is also known as low-level laser, and it utilizes photons of light that do not heat up the skin. These photons penetrate deep down into tissues that might not be reached through most methods. It triggers a cellular response that helps the body heal itself.
What Benefits Does It Provide?
Thanks to the deep penetration of tissues, it can release tension from multiple layers below the skin. It can even address scar tissue and deep adhesions that could cause pain and limit your range of motion. It can also be used for joint pain, muscle spasms, and trigger points.
Additionally, as it activates the cellular response, blood flow increases to the target areas. This helps damaged tissues regenerate and fight inflammation, which speeds up your recovery and pain relief.
What Type of Injuries and Conditions Is It Used For?
Cold laser therapy is beneficial in treating a wide range of issues, which include but are not limited to:
- Strains and sprains
- Arthritis and fibromyalgia
- Tennis or golfer’s elbow
- Plantar fasciitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Cold laser therapy is typically not used alone, though. It is combined with other chiropractic techniques to achieve the best results possible. Dr. Katz can develop a personalized combination of treatments for your needs after an evaluation of your injury or condition.
Whether you live with chronic pain or are recovering from an injury, cold laser therapy can help. Schedule a visit with Dr. Katz by calling our East Rockaway, NY office at (516) 593-8333 or our New York, NY office at (516) 509-5825.