Laser Therapy in Alexandria, Virginia
Laser therapy is a medical treatment that uses light to treat a variety of tissue and joint issues. The light is focused into a light beam or laser to alleviate pain and facilitate healing from damaged tissues, wounds, joint pain and other chronic conditions.
What Is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy is also called low-light laser therapy. It uses low levels of laser light to stimulate healing in tissue. It is called cold because it does not burn your body’s tissue.
How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?
The first step is to diagnose your problem and choose the best treatment. Your overall health is considered as well as the type of ailment and if it is a wound or a chronic pain condition.
The cold laser is calibrated correctly by our well-trained, professional technicians to treat the targeted area. Wavelengths are set for superficial or deep penetration. Your body tissue absorbs the laser light. This causes a reaction inside the damaged cells that initiates regeneration.
You will feel the laser device touch your skin, but the treatment is non-invasive and painless. You will not feel heat or even any vibration. Each treatment takes just a few minutes.
What Are the Conditions Treated With Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy is used by a variety of medical professionals, including physicians, dentists and physical therapists. It is mainly used to relieve pain and inflammation and repair damaged tissue. Some, but not all, of the injuries we treat are:
- Lower back pain
- Tennis elbow
- Knee pain
- Muscle strain
- Muscle spasms
Dentists use it to heal ulcerations in the mouth and doctors use it to treat rheumatoid arthritis and reduce swelling in the joints, relieve the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia.
Who Is a Suitable Low-Level Laser Patient?
When performed by our physicians or qualified practitioners, it is safe, effective and painless. You don’t need an anesthetic or any other medication. There is no preparation time required before treatment.
We use cold laser therapy for the above-mentioned conditions and others. It is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for multiple medical conditions.
Our specialist will examine your issues and determine if you are a good candidate for the treatment. It should not be used on cancerous lesions or carcinomas. It is not used on or near the thyroid gland, the eyes or at home. We also don’t recommend laser treatment for pregnant women.
Laser treatment may not always be an instant cure. For some conditions, it may take a few treatments per week to see results in about a month. You can learn more by visiting us and having your skin condition examined. For many problems, it is a very effective and long-lasting treatment that doesn’t require messy creams or internal medications.
If you have an interest in laser therapy as a form of regenerative treatment, contact our team at Virginia Family Integrated Medicine today to set up an appointment!