From pain to limited range of motion, Dr. Nicholas Carlisle and the team at Atlanta Medical Institute and Atlanta Spinal Health in Jonesboro and Sandy Springs, GA offer laser therapy and other effective techniques to suit your needs.
Your Guide to Laser Therapy
Pain is so common that it’s typically considered a normal part of life. This way of thought sadly leaves many people suffering. The truth is, though, that there is nothing normal about pain. In fact, it’s a sign your body gives you when something isn’t right or normal.
Unfortunately, traditional methods of pain relief aren’t usually effective in treating pain – especially on a lasting basis. However, methods like laser therapy used in chiropractic care are. Learn more in this guide provided by Dr. Carlisle and the team at Atlanta Medical Institute and Atlanta Spinal Health in Jonesboro and Sandy Springs, GA.
The Basics of Laser Therapy and How It Works
Light is a very powerful type of energy – you can see this in all the sun does for the planet and the body. Laser therapy is a method that harnesses the power of light and sends light waves deep into the body’s tissues. The body’s cells absorb this energy, which kickstarts a powerful, natural healing process that provides the following benefits and more:
- Reduction in pain and muscle spasms
- Natural tissue and nerve repair
- Reduction in inflammation
- Increase in circulation and metabolic activity
- Reduction or elimination of trigger points, or painful knots in the soft tissue
- Increased flexibility and range of motion in the joints
- Faster recovery
Conditions and Symptoms Laser Therapy Treats
Due to its various benefits, laser therapy is effectively used in treatment for a wide range of issues. These include but are not limited to:
- Arthritis and osteoarthritis
- Injuries, including car accident injuries, sports injuries, and work-related injuries
- Repetitive stress or overuse injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Nerve pain and injuries, such as compressed nerves, fibromyalgia, and neuropathy
These are just a few examples. Your chiropractor will determine if laser therapy can be beneficial for your symptoms or condition after a thorough assessment. Typically, laser therapy is combined with other chiropractic techniques for optimal healing. For example, adjustments and laser therapy are often combined to ensure full and lasting healing of both the hard and soft tissues in a target area.
Don’t live with pain or other symptoms another day. Let Dr. Carlisle and the team at Atlanta Medical Institute and Atlanta Spinal Health help you through laser therapy and other effective techniques. You can reach our Jonesboro office at (678) 771-3060 our or Sandy Springs office at (404) 264-9553 to schedule an appointment.