About Cold Laser Therapy
FDA approved to treat chronic and acute Musculoskeletal pain, our chiropractor, Dr. Samantha Stuart, DC, uses cold laser therapy to treat patients suffering from neuromusculoskeletal pain due to an acute or chronic sports injury. Recent advances in laser therapy technology and increased scientific studies on the use of near infrared and red monochromatic light has significantly improved the effectiveness of cold laser therapy.
Cold laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), uses the healing energy from light as a non-invasive, pain-free treatment for pain and inflammation due to sports injury. The energy from the cold laser light encourages:
- Increased Circulation - By stimulating the cells of all soft tissues, including blood vessels, cold laser therapy causes blood vessels to expand. This dilation of the blood vessels increases blood flow to the affected area, reducing painful inflammation.
- Pain Relief - Reduced inflammation and restored nerve function help to relieve pain while injured tissues heal and repair themselves.
- Accelerated Healing - Stimulating the cells of the patients' damaged or injured tissues encourages healing on a cellular level, while the increased blood flow delivers essential nutrients and oxygen (vital to the body's healing process) to the injured area.
Most sports injuries, acute or chronic, result in pain due to strains, tears, or stress on musculoskeletal tissues like muscles and ligaments. With a thorough consultation and examination, our Portland chiropractor will determine the depth and extent of a patient's injury, and prescribe cold laser therapy treatments accordingly to accelerate healing and reduce inflammation of the injured tissues.
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In addition to physical therapy, massage therapy, and traditional chiropractic care, our chiropractor offers patients from Portland, Gresham, Camas, Happy Valley, Fairview, Troutdale, as well as Vancouver, WA cold laser therapy for sports injury treatment. Used in conjunction with massage therapy, physical therapy, and spinal adjustments, cold laser therapy is especially effective, complementing the health benefits of all three traditional sports medicine therapies.
Generally cold laser therapy uses a device which emits a grid of light, treating large areas of the body. To treat specific areas of the body, our chiropractor uses a device which emits a laser on a specific point. The laser can be adjusted to various light frequencies in order to stimulate tissues at a range of depths, specifically targeting the injured tissues. During a cold laser therapy consultation our chiropractor will determine the exact cause, location, frequency, and degree of the patient's pain in order to effectively prescribe a cold laser treatment dose and schedule.
Cold laser therapy provides an optimal treatment alternative for sports injury, as treatment sessions are quick, painless, and require no time for recovery. In fact, patients can enjoy a book or have lunch during their cold laser therapy treatment sessions. Perfect for professional or weekend athletes of any level, cold laser therapy accelerates recovery time from injury and improves athletic performance.