We offer cold laser therapy or light therapy at East Canyon Chiropractic. Cold laser therapy is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and help accelerate your healing process. Cold laser treatment can be used on people suffering from both acute and chronic conditions in order to eliminate pain and swelling, increase functionality, and reduce spasms.
The laser is placed directly over the area of pain or injury for a specific period of time. As this occurs, non-thermal photons of light will be emitted from the laser and pass through the dermis of the skin . This light energy has the ability to penetrate from two to five centimeters below the skin at 90 mw and 830 nm.
When the light energy passes through your skin and reaches the injured area, the energy is absorbed and interacts with the light-sensitive elements in your cells. When cells absorb this light energy, it will enhance your cell’s ability to initiate a repair process, increasing the production of new proteins that your cells use for tissue repair. This process will expedite normalizing damaged or injured tissue, reducing pain, inflammation, edema, and overall healing time.
Our staff wants to assist you in getting to the root of your problem as quickly as possible. We know the therapeutic value of cold laser therapy and will recommend it when indicated. If you have any questions about laser therapy we are here to offer advice. We want you to feel completely comfortable with this treatment option.