Light plays an amazingly wide range of roles in supporting life on this plant, from the photosynthesis that fuels plant growth to the ways the sun's rays help our bodies produce Vitamin D. But did you know that an amplified beam of light can actually help you recover from injuries more quickly and experience drug-free pain relief? Believe it or not, lasers can serve as a potent healing tool and wellness aid -- which is why we're proud to offer laser therapy here at Chiro-Med Health & Wellness Centers.
The Healing Power of Laser Therapy
If you're only familiar with medical lasers as precision cutting tools used in surgical procedures, you'll be intrigued to learn that there's another kind of medical laser that doesn't cut, burn or cauterize tissue; instead, it passes right through the skin without doing any harm whatsoever. This kind of laser, commonly referred to as "cold" or low-level laser, operates on a different wavelength that surgical lasers. When directed onto the part of the body in need of treatment, this laser achieves some remarkable effects, namely:
ATP synthesis - The energized light of the cold laser triggers cells to synthesize more ATP (adenosine triphosphate, a substance necessary for cellular renewal and regeneration). the increase in ATP helps you heal from a soft tissue injury more rapidly.
Increased circulation - The laser has the effect of enhancing blood flow to and from the treatment site. This can aid healing by conveying helpful nutrients to the tissues. It also helps the tissues rid themselves of inflammatory substances and edema (swelling).
Pain relief - Laser therapy imparts a warm, pleasant sensation to the treatment site even as ant-inflammatory effects relieve joint pain, muscle pain and other discomforts. It's especially helpful for people with chronic pain conditions who cannot or should not take pain medications.
Nerve stimulation - Not only can laser therapy relieve pain, but it can also help restore and normalize sensation by helping damaged nerves heal themselves. Patients who have suffered traumatic injuries or are getting over major surgery will appreciate this benefit.
Laser Therapy from Our Orland Park, IL Team
Our medical team at Chiro-Med Health & Wellness Centers in Orland Park, IL may prescribe laser therapy in conjunction with other natural, non-surgical techniques such as chiropractic care, acupuncture or physical therapy, creating a personalized pain relief and recovery plan for your specific condition and needs. We find that laser therapy can help patients suffering from personal injuries, spinal problems, neuropathy, arthritis, fibromyalgia, headaches, migraines, acute soft tissue pain and many other issues.
Laser therapy can even play a useful role in preventative wellness care. By optimizing circulation, metabolic levels and nerve function, this technique can have a beneficial effect on your overall well being, including immune response.
Call Chiro-Med Health & Wellness Centers today at 708 403 2727 to learn more about laser therapy from our Orland Park, IL team. We look forward to helping you improve your life!