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Injuries and chronic pain conditions can keep you from enjoying all that life has to offer. At the same time, however, you may be understandably reluctant to keep taking anti-inflammatory drugs or painkillers just to keep your symptoms in check. Here at ChiroWorks Pain & Injury Treatment Center, we understand exactly how you feel. That's why our chiropractor in Lexington, KY offers state-of-the-art cold laser therapy to bring you safe, immediate, non-pharmaceutical relief.
How can you experience tissue healing and pain management with cold laser therapy? One of the clues lies in the name itself. Cold laser therapy is another name for low-level laser therapy or LLLT. The "cold" comes from the fact that these lasers operate at a lower energy level than the "hot" surgical lasers that vaporize tissue. A cold laser beam passes through the skin without so much as a mark, and with no discomfort. The beam's energy activates cells' mitochondria to make more of a substance called ATP, which the cells then use to repair themselves. This effect, known as photobiomodulation, results in faster, more complete healing of painful injuries. The laser energy also increases blood flow and fluid drainage, reducing chronic inflammation and pain.
Because cold laser therapy is safe for most individuals, without causing side effects or dependency as drugs can, it makes a very attractive alternative to medication in the treatment of a variety of condition. Our chiropractor, Dr. Kirby, may prescribe it alongside other forms of natural care to help you with:
Cold laser therapy can be repeated as frequently as necessary to help you manage chronic pain, or it can be administered in a set series of treatments to aid in acute injury healing. A cold laser treatment generally takes 30 minutes or less and requires no special preparations before your appointment.
The first step in finding out whether cold laser therapy can help you is to schedule a consultation at ChiroWorks Pain & Injury Treatment Center. Certain such as cancer or pregnancy may mean we need to look at other healing and pain management options. But for most people, it is completely safe -- and it could turn out to be an invaluable part of your holistic treatment program. Call our Lexington KY chiropractic clinic at 859-543-0252 to set up an appointment and learn more about cold laser therapy!