K Laser Treatment For Pain Relief
At San Jose chiropractor Next Chiropractic Clinic, one of the treatments we offer is cold laser therapy, or K laser treatment. Most laser treatment for pain stimulates healing with heat, but cold laser therapy doesn't. This type of pain management, also known as low-level laser treatment, is applied directly to the problem area. Cold laser therapy is commonly used for chronic pain such as that in the spine and neck. Sports injuries, inflammation, arthritis, whiplash, and even acupuncture utilize cold laser therapy.
How Cold Laser Therapy Works
Depending on the type of pain or injury, different wavelengths of light are used. For example, injuries near the surface receive treatment from laser light as a wavelength of 600 and 700 nanometers while deeper injuries (between 2 and 3 centimeters beneath the skin) are treated with a longer wavelength: 780 and 950 nm near the infrared spectrum. Both ranges are invisible to your eye. K-laser therapy, or Class IV laser therapy, is an approved therapy for pain relief and to reduce inflammation that uses red and near-infrared light wavelengths.
Unlike surgery or heated laser therapy, the patient feels little, if anything, during treatment. Treatments with a Cupertino chiropractor require between 30 seconds and a few moments, so they won't interrupt your life. Cold laser therapy is noninvasive and doesn't require longer recovery time.
After receiving cold laser therapy, your body can begin to heal. The light stimulates cells and encourages rejuvenation, allowing healing to begin. Cold laser therapy can also help to expedite the healing process by increasing cell metabolism.
K-laser Therapy Vs At-Home Cold Laser Treatment
A study reviewed cold laser therapy for a decade in the early 2000s, which led to approval of therapy use by doctors and chiropractors and, eventually, the sale of at-home laser devices. While you can purchase home laser units to treat pain or even rejuvenate your skin, your chiropractor in San Jose will provide the most effective cold laser treatment for your pain.
Learn More From Your San Jose Chiropractor
Contact the Next Chiropractic Clinic at 408-260-0222 today to see if cold laser therapy is for you or to schedule an appointment with a chiropractor in Cupertino.