Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Exciting and Effective as it is Gentle: A Look at Laser Light Therapy

Exciting and Effective as it is Gentle: A Look at Laser Light Therapy

It’s exciting to think of how far we’ve come with wellness technology.  In just the last few decades, chiropractic was commonly thought of as little more than spinal adjustments for neck pain and back pain.  While that’s an essential and effective part of what I do as a doctor of chiropractic, I’m always eager to learn about innovations in wellness therapies—and think: How can they benefit my patients?  One such technology that is emerging and growing across numerous industries is the use of lasers.  When it comes to addressing health conditions with lasers, it’s not just dentists and eye doctors that have used them to improve their services and treatment abilities.  Lasers also have a place in the chiropractic office, including Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center.  While laser therapies have been around for some time, and have earned a tried and trusted reputation in the process, more of my and my colleagues’ patients are becoming interested in how laser light therapies may be able to benefit them.  I wanted to address some of the common questions I receive about laser light therapy, and explain just how this unique type of treatment can make you feel great!

First, is laser light therapy safe?  For some people, they hear the term laser and they think intense power and heat which has no place near the human body.  But like any form of energy, the intensity of laser light can be modified and controlled as needed for certain purposes.  The laser that I use as part of my cold laser, or low level laser, therapy is effective though quite gentle.  It can be safely used on most parts of the body and on patients in various age-ranges and conditions.  One of the primary benefits of low level laser light therapy is that it’s very non-invasive, gentle and soothing, all while being effective to penetrate cellular tissues well below the surface of the patient’s skin.  It’s one of the most efficient and safest ways to soften tension spots and break up inflammation by doing little more using a light-emitting wand.

The way in which the laser light therapy is used is important.  Since a laser can be focused and controlled with ease, I’m able to provide targeted treatment to certain areas.  This therapy can be adjusted based on how you’re feeling and based upon the unique attributes and stages of your condition.  It’s highly versatile and enables me to give custom catered care, which is greatly appreciated by my patients.

Many who are curious about this therapy want to know what the low level laser feels like.  While the sensation may vary based on where the laser is used and your own sensitivities, many patients describe the feeling as soothing and warm.  Patients who come to see me for back and neck pain often state that it’s one of their favorite forms of treatment.  Additionally, my patients who are healing from various injuries or living with joint and inflammatory disorders have experienced great healing benefit from this form of treatment.

If  low level laser light therapy sounds like something you’d want to try, contact me at my chiropractic and longevity center in San Rafael, CA: 415-721-7520 or visit my website.  Many patients have been pleasantly surprised with how effective this treatment can be even though it’s so gentle.  I would be happy to discuss if and how laser light therapy can be used as a complimentary treatment to your current wellness program.  

Yours in health,

Dr. Kent G. Carlomagno, D.C.

Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center

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