Annually, arthritis affects more than 50 million people living in the US, and that number will only rise. One of the most common forms of arthritis that I treat is osteoarthritis. The condition is degenerative in nature, causing cartilage to wear away as well as giving you a great deal of pain and discomfort. There are more forms of arthritis than I can count on my hand, but I guess you’ve heard of the syndrome of bursitis, tendinitis, carpal tunnel, etc. Do you want to learn more? Visit pain management winston salem nc.
One common symptom of all forms of arthritis, PAIN. Due to several factors including inflammation, joint deformity, pain develops and can lead to lack of mobility and partial disability. Cold laser chiropractic treatment has great results but this is not to discount the potential need for medicines, injections and surgery. Each one has its role and importance in helping with arthritis pain but there is still a need for more effective adjunctive modalities that can improve healing and reduce pain more quickly.
Beyond arthritis, cold laser treatment is good for treating various types of acute and chronic pain. Chiropractors also use laser therapy for patients with back and neck pain, musculoskeletal pain, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, busiitis, neuropathy, tendon achilles, migraine headaches, sinus blockage, sprains and strains, carpal tunnels and other associated pains. Cold laser therapy also treats conditions such as TMJ, reflex sympathic dystrophy (RSD), and other conditions of inflammation and scarring.
Cold laser treatment is non invasive and non-thermal. Laser therapy is currently one of the most effective therapeutic treatments in the medical world, with the proper combination of cold laser and electric stimulation. Completed in ten to twelve sessions, laser therapy is also cost-effective as well as significant in reducing treatment times.
What Deals With Cold Laser Therapy:
The laser device is applied directly to the area which needs treatment. This blocks pain transmitted by nerve cells by sending short bursts of photon laser light into the skin. In addition, this reduces / eliminates inflammation that prevents more swelling of the joint and avoids pain. Another benefit of the laser is the ability to help the body release high levels of pain relief chemicals including endorphins and enkephalins. Laser therapy also helps the body by speeding up development and growth of the cells.
When the cell, for example in arthritis, is damaged or injured, it can not repair itself, so that the joint continues to deteriorate. That’s why helping the cells heal themselves is so crucial that the degradation stops and the regenerative cells of tendons, bone, ligaments and muscles recover faster.