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Cold Laser Therapy at Escobedo Chiropractic & Associates

Society often uses lasers to depict science-fiction or futuristic technology, but the truth is that lasers have been helping humankind for decades. In addition to their applications for industry and communication, lasers have played a vital role in medicine, not just in surgery, but also as a means of injury healing and pain management. Now you can put the healing energy of lasers to work for you, thanks to the cold laser therapy we offer here at Escobedo Chiropractic & associates in Columbia.


How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?

Cold laser therapy uses a beam of amplified light, but its resemblance to other kinds of lasers stop there. Unlike a surgical laser, which does its job by burning and cutting tissue, a cold laser operates at a low-enough frequency to pass right through tissue harmlessly. This lower frequency is where the nickname "cold" comes from. This low-level laser penetrates several centimeters into bodily tissue, allowing it to treat problems affecting muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, fascia, and bones.

Cold laser therapy works its magic through a phenomenon called photobiomodulation. The wavelength of the laser energy causes cells to produce more of a substance called ATP. Since ATP serves as the energy source used by cells to repair and reproduce themselves, these extra resources allow tissues to rebuild themselves more effectively. The laser energy also increases blood flow and fluid drainage in the treated tissues, reducing inflammation and easing pain. The combined benefits of this form of therapy make it a powerful tool for treating:

  • Acute and chronic injuries
  • Nerve damage and neuropathies
  • Muscle knots and muscle spasms
  • Chronic degenerative conditions such as arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • TMJ

Part of Your Integrated Healing and Pain Management Program

Our Columbia chiropractor, Dr. Mark Escobedo, can evaluate your condition and symptoms to determine whether or not cold laser therapy makes sense for your needs. If it does, we can work it into your integrated injury healing or pain management program. Cold laser therapy can support other helpful modalities such as chiropractic adjustment, spinal decompression, and massage therapy. The fact that it can relieve pain without medication can prove especially helpful for individuals who are already taking medication and are concerned about possible interactions with painkillers. You can undergo cold laser therapy as frequently as necessary without worrying about safety or side effects. Many people find it quite comforting and relaxing.

Learn More from Our Columbia Chiropractor

Are you intrigued by the potential of cold laser therapy for improving your function, comfort, and quality of life? Call our Columbia chiropractor at (803) 788-2167 to learn more!

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