The Benefits of Laser Therapy
XLR8_Product_Shot_Straight_OnThe therapeutic benefits of laser therapy are well documented and light has been used for centuries as a natural treatment for a multitude of health conditions.  People in northern latitudes often suffer from problems such as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) from shortened days during the winter months.  Reduced sun exposure in the winter months also leads to vitamin D deficiency, which can lead to decreased immune function and increase your chances of illness.
Recent research now suggests that utilizing a specific wavelength of light (635nm) in a red laser can speed healing from injuries, reduce the pain of chronic conditions and may even help with reducing the appearance of scars and conditions such as acne!
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is delivered via a handheld device and is completely painless.  It can be used on nearly every part of the body to reduce pain and speed healing.
The regular price for this therapy at Weld Family Clinic is $35-45 per session (Please call us to verify pricing as this may be updated from time to time).

How It works

Low-Level Laser Therapy is a therapy that increases energy in the cells that they need to heal and regenerate.  Applied by a handheld laser, the affected body part is exposed to the low-intensity laser, which produces photon energy. This energy is transformed into biochemical energy and the cumulative effect after several sessions restores the normal functioning of the cells. What makes the low-level laser treatment very popular is the quick initiation of healing, alleviation of pain and inflammation, and has no effect on the normally functioning cells.

More About the Many Benefits of Laser Therapy

Low-Level Laser Therapy has many benefits. It nearly eliminates pain and inflammation, restores normal body functioning without the use of highly addictive painkillers, is non-toxic and non-invasive and improves the overall quality of life. The use of laser therapy has shown improvement in the following conditions:

  • Helps in tissue repair like ligament sprains and strains, burns, wound repairs, muscle tears, sports injuries and lacerations
  • Joint pains such as arthritis, rheumatic pain, joint pain like ankle, shoulder, hip and knee, carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatic pain
  • Acute and chronic pain control for back, rheumatoid arthritis, calcification, tendonitis, head and neck injuries, disc herniations and neuralgia.
  • Inflammatory conditions, bursitis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and other inflammatory conditions of the tissues.
  • Skin lesions like diabetic ulcers, acne and dermatological problems

Low-Level Laser Therapy is very safe and its capability to penetrate the tissue causes healthy cell growth and repair. There is activation of the mitochondria in the cells, which restores the normal functioning of the cells. The increased blood circulation to the area also speeds the healing process.

In no way does this replace the chiropractic adjustment in our office – the adjustment is the centerpiece of what we do as chiropractors.  What this laser does, however, is accelerate the healing process so we get better results in a shorter time!  We have seen improvement with neck and shoulder pain, ankle sprains, lower back pain, wound healing and tissue repair, and arthritis pain in the hands, elbows and shoulders.

If you have any questions about LLLT, please ask!

The Benefits of Laser Therapy as a Weapon Against Chronic Pain

As we’ve already discussed, Laser therapy works by stimulating the healing and growth centers of your cells in painful areas with light waves. The laser penetrates tissue and is absorbed in your cells, stimulating healing and rapid pain relief. This practice has been established and backed up by scientific research and trials on people around the world. Weld Family Chiropractic in Greeley has been using this technique for some time and it has greatly improved the treatment times of patients consistently. Laser therapy reduces pain and swelling without causing any kind of dependency on pain medication and it avoids invasive procedures like surgery. The treatment is pain-free and has shown no side effects in users since it became available.

Patients have been using laser therapy to treat common problems like chronic neck pain, post-operative pain, shoulder pain, and heel pain related to plantar fasciitis. Human cells contain mitochondria, essentially the powerhouses of the cell. They help the cell regenerate if it gets damaged and help it break down nutrients. These mitochondria have receptors capable of absorbing certain parameters of light waves. These receptors allow the cell to absorb whatever substance the body needs. Laser therapy uses a beam that is specifically calibrated to be absorbed by the cell’s mitochondria, stimulating its healing and regeneration processes, which naturally heal the painful area without the need for drugs or invasive procedures. Essentially, laser therapy causes your body to heal on its own without the help of other treatments.

benefits of laser therapy for pain

Laser therapy is a non-invasive approach that could reduce your recovery time by weeks.

Laser therapy allows patients to heal much faster than other treatments for chronic pain because it helps cells stimulate enhanced blood and oxygen flow to inflamed or painful areas. The laser beam tells the cell to start protein and growth factor synthesis as well as cell growth and proliferation. Now with this new technology, chronic pain or injuries that would have taken weeks to treat with medication or surgery can be mitigated in only a few days. This treatment is already being used to treat injuries suffered by athletes, those who were involved in serious automobile accidents, and more. It is a much more natural treatment method that allows the body to heal easier and faster. The effects are almost instantaneous as cells are activated to reduce inflammation, relieving pain and discomfort almost immediately. With more side effects being discovered in pain medication all the time, laser treatment will become the treatment of choice for those suffering from many common types of injuries and chronic pain.

Weld Family Chiropractic in Greeley employs laser treatment for its patients because its physicians are confident in the efficacy of the treatment and understand the appropriate situations to use the treatment. They use the best in laser treatment technology that has been proven to relieve pain quickly and effectively. By stimulating the body’s own regeneration and healing process, laser therapy reduces recovery time, eliminates the risk of drug dependency and afflictions like stomach ulcers from pain medication, and avoids surgical procedures that carry their own set of sometimes serious risks and side effects.

See if It’s an Option for You

Interested in experiencing the benefits of laser therapy for your own recovery journey? Schedule your appointment with Weld Family Clinic by contacting us today.

 We are committed to educating and inspiring individuals and families to cultivate health and healing throughout their lives.

Dr. Erik and Dr. Patricia


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