Chiropractic Treatments with LLLT.
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a non-invasive form of therapy that uses low-level laser energy to promote healing and reduce pain. This therapy has been used for decades to treat a variety of medical conditions and has become increasingly popular in the field of chiropractic medicine. Premier Chiropractic of Tacoma is a leading provider of LLLT and offers this treatment to patients looking to manage pain, inflammation, and promote overall healing.
LLLT is also known as cold laser therapy, because unlike hot lasers that are used for cutting and cauterizing tissue, LLLT uses low-intensity lasers that do not produce heat. This therapy works by using photons of light to stimulate the cells in the body, which in turn encourages healing and reduces inflammation. When the light energy from the laser is absorbed by the cells, it triggers a series of biochemical reactions that promote healing.
So, how does LLLT work?
The laser emits a specific wavelength of light that penetrates deep into the tissues of the body. This light energy is absorbed by the cells, which stimulates the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the energy source for cells. This increase in ATP production helps to speed up the healing process and reduce pain and inflammation.
In addition to its ATP-boosting benefits, LLLT also increases blood flow and lymphatic drainage in the treated area. This increased circulation helps to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the cells, as well as remove waste products and toxins. This can lead to a reduction in swelling and inflammation, which in turn can lead to reduced pain and increased mobility.
LLLT can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Neck and back pain (from car accidents and injuries): LLLT has been shown to be effective in reducing pain and inflammation associated with neck and back pain.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome: LLLT can be used to reduce pain and inflammation associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Joint pain and arthritis: LLLT has been shown to reduce pain and inflammation associated with joint pain and arthritis.
- Sports injuries: LLLT can be used to speed up the healing process for sports injuries, such as sprains, strains, and bruises.
- Headaches and migraines: LLLT has been shown to reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches and migraines.
At Premier Chiropractic of Tacoma, LLLT is used in combination with other chiropractic techniques to provide a comprehensive approach to treatment. Dr. Aric Turrubiate at Premier Chiropractic of Tacoma has years of experience in using LLLT and can tailor the treatment to meet the specific needs of each patient.
LLLT is a safe and effective treatment method, with very few side effects. The most common side effect is mild discomfort or a slight tingling sensation during the treatment, but this typically subsides quickly.
In conclusion, LLLT is a non-invasive and safe treatment method that can be used to enhance the overall healing process and reduce pain and inflammation associated with a variety of conditions. At Premier Chiropractic of Tacoma, LLLT is used in combination with other chiropractic techniques to provide a comprehensive approach to treatment. If you are suffering from pain or discomfort, talk to a chiropractor at Premier Chiropractic of Tacoma to see if LLLT is right for you.