Our Chiropractor in Lincoln Discusses Cold Laser Treatment
Do you have pain, swelling, spasms and reduced function? Cold laser treatment from our chiropractor in Lincoln may help.
Cold laser treatments use specific wavelengths of light that safely and painlessly penetrate the surface of your skin to promote natural healing.
About Cold Laser Treatment in Lincoln, NE
Cold laser treatment technology has been around for decades. Albert Einstein proposed the theory of Light Amplification through Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER) in 1946. Professor Andre Mester was the first to use lasers for medical purposes in 1967.
Cold laser therapy can treat symptoms from a number of conditions, including:
- Arthritis pain
- Back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, such as pain, numbness, and tingling in your arm and hand
- Fibromyalgia pain, which can be a deep muscular ache, throbbing, shooting, stabbing or burning pain
- Knee pain
- Neck pain
- Tendonitis pain and stiffness associated with inflammation of the tendon that connects a muscle to a bone
What to Expect During Cold Laser Treatment with Lott Chiropractic
Lott Chiropractic Clinic uses advanced technology to perform cold laser treatments in an outpatient setting. During a treatment, our Lincoln chiropractor places a handheld device, which is about the size of a flashlight, over the treatment area. Our chiropractor will hold the device in the treatment area for anywhere from 30 seconds to several minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
The handheld device emits non-thermal, or “cold,” photons of light that pass through the various layers of the skin. The light energy emitted by the handheld device can penetrate 2 to 5 centimeters deep into the skin – 5 cm is nearly 2 inches!
Once the light energy passes through the layers of skin, it stops when it reaches the tissue targeted for treatment. There, light elements in the cells of the target tissue absorb the light energy and interact with it. The process is a bit like photosynthesis, where the cells of a plant absorb light to use it as energy for growth.
Absorption of light into your body cells triggers a series of events within the cells. The series of cellular events may normalize damaged or injured tissue, alleviate pain, decrease inflammation and edema, and reduce overall healing time by increasing metabolism within the cells.
Our chiropractor in Lincoln uses cold laser treatment as part of a comprehensive care plan to treat injuries or medical conditions. Since cold laser therapy does not cause complications or serious side effects, it is safe to use alongside other treatments, such as chiropractic adjustments and therapeutic massage.
The non-invasive procedure is painless, although you may feel a slight tingling sensation. You can get up and move around immediately after cold laser therapy, and resume your normal activities.
Contact Our Local Chiropractor in Lincoln for More Information Today!
If you suffer from pain, stiffness, and loss of function from an injury or illness, try cold laser treatment with our chiropractor in Lincoln. Lott Chiropractic Clinic, P.C. is conveniently located at 2855 S 70th Street, Suite 101 in Lincoln, NE. Make your appointment for cold laser treatment today by calling (402) 489-0777.