Cold laser therapy can be part of your chiropractic care in Findlay.
At Integrity Chiropractic and Wellness, your chiropractor in Findlay, we are always on the lookout for the latest non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical methods for relieving chronic pain. One of our newer tools is cold laser therapy. Cold laser therapy might sound experimental, but we have used it for several years with great results for relieving pain from back and neck injuries as well as other sources of ongoing pain.
Here's how cold laser therapy works.
A cold laser is a handheld wand. It's about the size of a cell phone. It generates specific wavelengths of light that can penetrate the skin to stimulate the regeneration of injured muscle and connective tissue beneath it.
Your chiropractor places the cold laser over the injured area of your body. As the light reaches injured tissues, they begin a process of cell regeneration. Circulation to the affected area increases and carries away inflammatory compounds that cause swelling and pain. In the days after treatment, you will notice less pain, less swelling, and fewer muscle spasms.
Inflamed, swollen muscles can pull at the bones in your spine. Chronic inflammation can be enough to pull your spine out of proper alignment, so that the bones of your spine place pressure on nerves. These nerves may send pain signals to your brain or they may stop transmitting the information you need for agility, balance, and coordination. You may also just feel out of sorts and not quite be able to put a finger on the reason why. Cold laser therapy, along with spinal adjustments and other natural methods of modern chiropractic therapy, can bring you back to your normal pain-free state.
Is cold laser therapy safe? Does cold laser therapy hurt?
There have been countless clinical trials of photobiomodulation therapies, including cold laser therapy, in published medical literature. What they have found is that the right dose of cold laser therapy, not too little, and not too much, relieves chronic pain without surgery and without drugs. Even if you were able to buy your own cold laser therapy equipment, you could not make it work for you without choosing the right intensity and duration to treat your specific injury. When used by a professional, there are no side effects of this safe and effective treatment.
You won't feel any heat or vibration during your treatment. You'll just feel better later.
Dr. Wetzel uses cold laser therapy as part of a whole-person approach.
Dr. Hamilton Wetzel considers the "whole you" to help you get well faster and stay well longer. Dr. Wetzel at Integrity Chiropractic and Wellness is here to be your chiropractor in Findlay. Request an appointment online or call us at (419) 424-0100. The offices of Integrity Chiropractic and Wellness are located at 2113 Tiffin Ave #101, Findlay, OH, 45840-8516.