Cold Laser Therapy for Hilliard and Columbus
Many Hilliard and Columbus, OH residents prefer to look elsewhere than rely on pills or surgery for their health challenges. That's why chiropractic care enjoys widespread popularity as an effective, safe, non-invasive form of treatment. Our chiropractor, Dr. Rod Merritt, takes the all-natural approach a step further by employing the extraordinary healing power of amplified light in his holistic therapy plans. Read on to discover how cold laser therapy might make all the difference in your health and comfort.
How Cold Laser Therapy Works
Cold laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy or LLLT, gets its nickname from the fact that it uses a lower-frequency light beam than the "hot" or cutting lasers used in modern surgery. Instead of cutting flesh and sealing blood vessels, a cold laser passes right through the surface of your skin to a depth of several centimeters. Below the skin, the laser stimulates cells in damaged tissues to repair themselves more rapidly and efficiently than they might otherwise manage.
Cold laser therapy can soothe as well as heal. The energy of the amplified light increases blood flow and fluid drainage in the treated tissues. This effect can reduce swelling and inflammation while relieving pain. Better yet, you can enjoy these benefits without any of the potential side effects or complications associated with drugs.
Healing, Rehabilitation, and Pain Management Applications
Our chiropractor often prescribes cold laser therapy as part of a holistic, multi-modal functional medicine or rehabilitation plan. This form of treatment may prove helpful for a wide range of problems, including:
- Acute sprains and strains
- Chronic overuse injuries such as tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis
- Back pain
- Muscle spasms
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Degenerative joint problems such as arthritis
- Neuropathy and nerve damage
- Skin wounds
Cold laser therapy is safe for the majority of patients. Exceptions may include pregnant women and individuals battling cancer. Our chiropractor will make certain that this form of treatment makes sense for your needs and current state of health. The actual treatment sessions cause no discomfort and require no advance preparation. A handheld device simply directs the laser beam onto the treatment site or sites. The length and number of your cold laser treatment sessions will depend on the severity of your condition. You can safely use cold laser therapy for ongoing chronic pain management.
Make an Appointment with Dr. Rod Merritt
If you're ready to put the power of cold laser therapy to work for you in Hilliard or Columbus, Dr. Rod Merritt is ready to discuss it with you. Call (614) 777-1920 to schedule an appointment!