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Manhattan KS Chiropractor Answers Frequently Asked Questions about Cold Laser TherapyManhattan KS Chiropractor Answers Frequently Asked Questions about Cold Laser Therapy

Patients in Manhattan KS frequently ask our chiropractor questions about cold laser therapy. Here are a few of the most frequently asked question about cold laser therapy and their answers.

Cold Laser Therapy FAQ

What is cold laser therapy?

Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive approach to relieving pain and optimizing the healing process.

How does cold laser therapy work?

Healthcare professionals use handheld devices to provide cold laser therapy. These devices, which are about the size of a flashlight, emit non-thermal pulses of specific wavelengths of light that penetrate 2 to 5 centimeters below the surface of the skin. Light-sensitive cells absorb the light energy, and this stimulates changes within the “powerhouse” of the cells, the mitochondria. Stimulating light receptors within these cells increases the production of the cells energy source, ATP, within the mitochondria. Stimulation also increases intracellular metabolism so that cells make better use of energy, decreases pain and inflammation, improves the synthesis of protein and growth factors, boosts cell growth and proliferation, and enhances blood flow and oxygen concentration to speed healing in damaged cells.

Cold laser therapy stimulates all types of body cells near the surface of the skin, including cells in muscles, nerves, and connective tissue.

Does it hurt?

Cold laser therapy is painless. You may feel warmth or tingling, as the light energy stimulates nerve cells. These sensations stop soon after treatment has ended.

What conditions does cold laser therapy treat?

Cold laser therapy treats pain from neurological conditions, sprains and strains, and acute and chronic injuries. This treatment can even speed up healing of wounds and fractures.

Cold laser therapy treats a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Knee pain
  • Arthritis pain
  • Fibromyalgia pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendonitis

How long does it take to experience results?

Most people enjoy relief from pain after one or two cold laser therapy sessions. Some patients require more visits to gain the full benefits of the treatment.

Are there whole-body benefits associated with cold laser therapy?

Yes, cold laser therapy can benefit the entire body. Many conditions cause widespread inflammation leading to other disease processes elsewhere in the body, and therapy with light energy reduces inflammation. Cold laser therapy also helps regulate the immune system, optimize nerve function, promote the production of new cells, and reduce scarring.

Has the FDA approved cold laser therapy?

Yes, the FDA has approved the use of light energy to speed healing and bring pain relief.

What should I do if I have more questions about cold laser therapy?

If you have questions about cold laser therapy, make an appointment with our Manhattan KS chiropractor. Cold laser therapy treats a number of conditions that may be causing you pain or disability. Make your appointment at Nichols Chiropractic today, conveniently located at 2749 Pembrook Place in Manhattan, KS, by calling 785-537-2211.

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  • "Without the headaches and back aches dragging me down, I've been able to get more accomplished and to feel better at the end of the day than I have in literally years. That is miracle number three. I have found a precious jewel in Nichols Chiropractic. I tell all my friends about them, and I intend to be a loyal patient for a very long time. I thank the Lord for sending me in this direction."
    T.S Manhattan, KS
  • "I went through three months of adjustments and traction that began in January of 2006. I am now pain free 95% of the time, and have Chiropractic treatments nearly once a month to ensure I stay that way. My admiration, gratitude and thankfulness to Dr. Nichols and his staff will be never ending."
    G.W Manhattan, KS
  • "I experienced a 95% improvement in my low back pain after the first adjustment. I would recommend Nichols Chiropractic to anyone looking for low back pain relief."
    M.O. Manhattan- Manhattan, KS

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