Laser energy has been harnessed to improve medical treatment for decades. While many patients may have heard of cold laser therapy, they may not always know how it can benefit them. Dr. Stanmore G. Langford III uses the Erchonia® cold laser to supplement chiropractic treatment and ease discomfort at his office in Chula Vista, CA. Gentle on the body, this therapy can stimulate tissue and encourage natural rejuvenation.
What is Cold Laser Therapy?
In the last few decades, lasers have become commonplace in many medical facilities. In general, these tools are used to promote wound healing in all kinds of tissue. Most patients are familiar with hot lasers used for this purpose. Procedures such as LASIK have replaced scalpels with lasers as surgical tools, allowing doctors to remove tissue with immense precision and minimal recovery time.
In contrast, cold lasers are usually used for more therapeutic purposes. Since the light energy they release is not focused as heat, they are much gentler on the body and can help with pain relief and tissue rejuvenation. Chiropractic treatment in particular focuses heavily on relieving pain tied to nerve compression or damage. Because of laser therapy’s stimulating and rejuvenating effects, it is especially suited to relieving nerve pain.