In his 1856 journal, the great American philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau wrote, "I love the winter, with its imprisonment and its cold, for it compels the prisoner to try new fields ...View Article
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If you're suffering from an injury, nagging pain from a chronic musculoskeletal condition, neurological symptoms from nerve damage or some other vexing problem, you may not realize just how capable your body is of repairing itself and resolving its issues -- with a little extra help from our team at Mills Chiropractic Center. One of the most exciting methods for relieving soft tissue pain and boosting the body's healing process relies on the power of laser light, a technique known as cold laser therapy. Either Kittanning chiropractor at our clinic, Dr. Mike Mills or Dr. Steven Brown, can provide you with this safe, effective therapy.
Low-level lasers are referred to as "cold" to distinguish them from the high-frequency lasers used in state-of-the-art surgical procedures. Those devices use their energy to cut and cauterize tissues with tremendous precision. A cold laser offers similar precision as a treatment tool but at power emissions of less than one ten-thousandth of a watt. Instead of cutting tissue, the laser beam passes right through them without doing any harm at all to focus on the damaged or ailing tissues underneath.
Cold laser therapy has several beneficial effects on tissues. For one thing, it causes cells to step up their production of an important "construction fuel" called ATP (adenosine triphosphate). This, in turn, improves the cells' ability to repair damaged or inflamed tissues. Cold laser therapy also increases blood flow to the treatment site, allowing the tissues to expel inflammatory substances and increasing the availability of oxygen and healing nutrients. The laser energy can even stimulate nerve signaling and help damaged nerves heal.
Cold laser therapy's safety and effectiveness at treating the underlying cause of pain makes it a helpful addition to our pain management and injury rehabilitation programs here at Mills Chiropractic Clinic.Your Kittanning chiropractor may recommend it for such varied conditions and situations as:
Neck or back pain
Painful joint injuries such as tendonitis
Neuropathy (nerve pain)
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Plantar fasciitis and other forms of foot pain
A typical cold laser therapy session takes only a few minutes and is completely painless. (In fact, many patients enjoy the soothing feeling of warmth caused by the increase in circulation.) Thousands of studies have confirmed the safety of cold laser therapy for the outstanding majority of patients, meaning that you can repeat the sessions as frequently as necessary to enjoy ongoing drug-free pain management. It makes a great complement to chiropractic adjustment and other healing modalities.
Now that you know what cold laser therapy can do to enhance or restore your quality of life, take full advantage of this powerful, drug-free technique at Mills Chiropractic Center. Call 724-548-7999 for a consultation with your chiropractor in Kittanning-- and find out whether this healing laser light can brighten your condition!