What to Expect during Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy is often used in chiropractic care to help patients with back pain. Here at APEX Wellness Center in Dallas, we are proud to offer this type of treatment among our services. Here's what you need to know about the treatment and what to expect at your appointment.
How Cold Laser Therapy Works
Cold laser therapy promotes tissue regeneration, so it is often used to encourage healing and reduce swelling. It works well on sprains, muscle tears, neck pain, and lower back pain, among other conditions. Basically, the treatment works by applying a low-level laser to the affected area. It is known as a cold laser because the beam is not strong enough to burn the tissues in your body, though it is certainly powerful enough to get the job done.
What to Expect during Your Cold Laser Therapy Appointment
Your chiropractic care specialist will start by identifying the areas that are causing you pain. They will then go over the procedure with you so that you understand what is about to happen. The technician will then apply the laser device to the affected areas. You'll feel the device touches your skin, but you won't feel any pain or heat throughout the entire process. In general, the treatment will only take a few minutes. You'll need to keep coming back for additional appointments, typically several each week, for about a month to gain the full benefits of the treatment.
Because cold laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment, there is no necessary preparation you'll need to do in advance. There is also no recovery time or adverse side effects, so you'll be safe to get back to your daily life right away. Of course, it is a good idea to take care to avoid straining or injuring the treated area, as this can negate the positive effects of the treatment.
Learn More about Cold Laser Therapy
If you are wondering whether cold laser therapy might be right for you, we welcome you to schedule an appointment here at APEX Wellness Center in Dallas. We'll go over the treatment with you and let you know whether or not you are a good candidate for the treatment. Call today to book your free consultation to learn more.