Low-Level Laser Therapy in Bradenton
Ease your pain and promote faster healing with laser therapy from a Bradenton chiropractor.
Most people are familiar with lasers as they’re becoming more commonplace in medical and dental procedures.
Your chiropractor uses laser therapy in their practice, too. However, the laser they use is called low-level laser light therapy (LLLT). Unlike what automatically comes to mind, this laser is not hot and does not get used to remove or cut through tissue.
How Low-Level Laser Therapy Works
Laser therapy uses light waves to stimulate the soft tissues of your body. This encourages the regeneration of damaged cells, which speeds up your body’s healing process.
Researchers have likened it to photosynthesis. Light promotes biochemical changes in plants—namely, synthesizing foods from water and carbon dioxide. The same happens to your cells when low-level laser light penetrates the skin and soft tissues, promoting a biochemical reaction that stimulates healing.
Who can benefit from LLLT? Nearly anyone dealing with pain, inflammation, and soft-tissue injuries. Athletes commonly use it for pain relief and healing so they can get back in the game faster.
FAQs: What You Need to Know
Here are some common questions our patients ask about this type of treatment.
Are Lasers Approved by the FDA?
Yes. Your Bradenton chiropractor uses only the highest quality tools approved by government regulatory agencies and the scientific and chiropractic communities.
Are There Any Contraindications?
Most patients benefit from cold laser therapy. However, some patients should not receive this type of treatment, such as:
- People with a pacemaker or other implant devices
- Pregnant women
- Cancer patients
- Those who take medication that increases their sensitivity to light
Additionally, patients that received steroid injections should wait at least a week before getting laser therapy.
During your consultation, your Bradenton chiropractor will discuss your health history, including asking about old tattoos or the existence of shrapnel, as they will likely want to avoid using the laser on those areas. They’ll also discuss whether they think you’re a good candidate for this type of treatment or if another therapy would benefit you more.
Is Laser Therapy Covered by Insurance?
Currently, most insurance companies don’t cover this procedure. It is our hope that they will cover this procedure soon as it:
- Is non-invasive
- Provides fast results
- Promotes deep healing that can reduce the need for other procedures or pain medications
- Can help prevent injuries
Ready to Invest in an Advanced Solution to Manage Your Pain?
Drs. Lee Rangel and Lucas Wilson believe in collaborative healthcare. They want to work with you as a team to find useful, long-term solutions to help manage or eliminate your pain.
Your Bradenton chiropractors are always on the lookout for modern solutions to pain and soft tissue damage, including laser therapy. They also take a holistic approach to your health, treating the root cause(s) of your pain so you can experience more profound healing and positive long-term results.
Would you like to know more about laser therapy for pain? Contact our office at 941-758-1402 to schedule a consultation.