December 28, 2022
You’ve probably seen lasers in science fiction or secret agent films, severing materials or destroying objects. Scientists and medical professionals have now made lasers more practical in surgeries, but did you know that lasers can be used for more than just cutting things? Laser therapy can actually help your body heal and lower your pain after a knee injury. Learn how you can reduce your chiropractor can address your knee pain with cold laser therapy.
What Is Cold Laser Therapy?
When you think of lasers, you are probably most familiar with what can be considered hot lasers. They use high wattage and heat to cut with ultimate precision through skin or tissue in medical surgeries or other materials, depending on the procedure. However, cold laser therapy is different in that it doesn’t heat up the skin. It reaches deep into the tissue and invigorates the cells to reproduce, alleviate pain, and heal.
How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?
In many cases, knee injuries come with inflammation, swelling, and significant pain. Needless to say, the last thing you want to add to the mix is heat! That’s why cold laser therapy utilizes much lower, gentler wavelengths of light that reach below the skin, bringing with it energizing photons. These photons reactivate the cells, prompting them to regenerate. As a result, the affected area starts hurting less and healing more efficiently.
Why Should You Consider Cold Laser Therapy?
After a knee injury or knee procedure, cold laser therapy may be a smart choice because of the many benefits it offers. First of all, it is much less invasive and involves no discomfort whatsoever. While physical therapy will likely still be necessary, treating your knee with a cold laser may make the recovery process go more smoothly and with less pain. Plus, this treatment usually only takes a couple of minutes!
Not every chiropractor takes advantage of this technology, so you need to work with a chiropractor who will not just use traditional techniques to treat knee pain but also cold laser therapy.
In the end, the effects of cold laser therapy might not be as glamorous or visible as that of the lasers you see on TV, but it is amazing that this non-invasive, short procedure can be used to help your body heal itself. Instead of suffering slowly with knee pain, turn to a chiropractor who offers this treatment so you can get back to living your life!
About the Author
Dr. Zinovy Chukhman, commonly known as Dr. Z, has more than 20 years of experience treating injuries and has equipped our practice in Dallas, AlignRight Injury & Rehab, with laser technology. In addition to chiropractic care, Dr. Z also provides cold laser therapy. If you would like an appointment with him, you can contact our team by calling 972-907-2800 or visiting our website here.
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