How Does Cold Laser Therapy Treat Joint Pain?

Do you suffer from chronic joint pain? Are you looking for an effective solution that doesn’t involve narcotics or surgery? Cold laser therapy is one option, offered by Dr. Chris Blaha at Motion Spine and Sport Chiropractic Clinic LLC in Gardnerville, Nevada. It’s a non-invasive procedure that pairs well with other procedures to heal your joint and muscle pain, such as regenerative medicine and physical therapy.

What is cold laser therapy?

A cold laser, also known as a low-level laser, reduces inflammation and swelling in the tissues around your joints. Unlike other lasers, this one doesn’t heat your skin or cut through anything, like a surgical laser. This type of therapy is painless and not invasive in any way. It goes deeper than ice treatments, heating pads, and over-the-counter pain relievers to relieve your joint and muscle pain.

How cold laser therapy works

The staff at Motion Spine and Sport Chiropractic Clinic LLC uses a handheld device to penetrate your skin with light energy. The depth of this penetration is only 3-5 centimeters, where your joints and surrounding tissues are located beneath your skin. Your cells absorb the light, which triggers a healing response. This healing response is what reduces inflammation and swelling, reducing your joint pain so you can return to your normal activities.

The entire procedure lasts only five to ten minutes, and you will experience lasting relief. You will be given protective eyewear during the procedure to protect your eyes. Depending on the severity of your pain, you may need to have multiple procedures to ensure optimum relief.

Ideal candidates for cold laser therapy

It’s not just chronic joint pain sufferers who can benefit. Anyone suffering from chronic shoulder, joint, muscle, knee, back, or neck pain can benefit from cold laser therapy.

What cold laser therapy feels like

All you should feel during the procedure is some slight pressure when the laser touches your skin. Dr. Blaha uses different wavelengths to initiate healing in the cells of your joints and soft tissues. While the entire procedure is under ten minutes, each pulse of light from the laser lasts only a few seconds.

Learn more about cold laser therapy

If your joint pain isn’t getting any better on its own, you may be a good candidate for cold laser therapy. You can reach Dr. Blaha by calling (775) 392-4545, or schedule an appointment online. We look forward to hearing from you.

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