Cold laser therapy, or low-level laser therapy, is an FDA approved non-invasive pain management treatment. Research has shown cold laser therapy to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties beneficial for joint pain, nerve damage, muscle spasms, and ulcers. Minor injuries and irritations are typically treated with light waves between 600 to 700 nanometers while persisting conditions are treated with light waves between 750 to 900 nanometers. Bakke Chiropractic Clinic is proud to offer cold laser therapy to residents of Tacoma, WA, and the surrounding areas.
Cold Laser Therapy vs Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic medicine has been practiced for more than a century, while Cold Laser Therapy treatment started in the early 2000s. Although laser therapy for pain management is relatively new, these devices are effective in treating:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- TMJ and TMD
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Tennis Elbow
- Leg and foot ulcers
- Strains and sprains
Cold laser therapy is your best bet if you rarely suffer from muscle strains, pain in your joints, or chronic posture issues. If your chiropractor determines that your injury doesn't require an adjustment, cold laser therapy is an excellent alternative to days of bed rest and ice packs or high doses of NSAIDs. Cold laser therapy is incredibly effective when combined with chiropractic adjustments, providing the short and long-term benefits of both treatment modalities.
The Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy
There are no risks in trying cold laser therapy. Patients often experience the benefits of the laser during and immediately after treatment. It harmonizes with chiropractic care and physical therapy to speed up recovery times. Additionally, if you're allergic or intolerant to NSAIDs and aspirin provides little relief, the cold laser can ease physical discomfort.
Work With Dr. Bakke To Restore Your Wellbeing
Bakke Chiropractic Clinic has helped countless patients in Tacoma, Washington, and the surrounding areas recover from injuries and debilitating conditions through cold laser therapy. No matter how complex your case, Dr. Bakke can provide natural and effective pain relief. For more information on the benefits of cold laser therapy or to schedule an appointment, call us at (253) 472-3365.