If you’ve heard of cold laser therapy but never tried it, you probably have many questions about the treatment. At Chanhassen Wellness Chiropractic, we have provided residents of Chanhassen, MN, with natural and effective chiropractic care for many years. We also perform cold laser therapy. Following are the answers to several questions we frequently receive regarding cold laser therapy.

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How exactly does cold laser therapy work?

The laser device will be placed on or near your skin at the target treatment area. That light will then be absorbed into the tissues of that area, which makes the cells produce more energy and regenerate. This heals damage and reduces inflammation in pain, even in areas with scar tissue.

What is cold laser therapy used for?

This treatment is effective for many different conditions, including back pain, neck pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, whiplash, tendonitis, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, and more. As it can penetrate deep tissues, it can successfully provide relief from most musculoskeletal issues, even if you’ve been living with them for years.

How long do treatments take?

Cold laser therapy treatments do not take long. Depending on the size of the area being addressed, it could be as little as five minutes but might be closer to 10.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments you need will depend specifically on the severity of your condition. Some patients need as few as two treatments, while others need as many as 10.

Is it going to hurt?

You should not feel any pain with this treatment. At most, you might feel some warmth, but it’s not painful. Patients report feeling relaxed during treatment.

How quickly will I feel the results?

As it’s such an effective therapy, it’s not unusual to start feeling relief after the first session, but full and lasting relief can take several sessions. Therefore, even if you feel better after the first treatment, you must complete the full program recommended by your chiropractor. Stopping treatment too early can mean that the pain and symptoms return.

Is there anything I can do to improve my treatments and recovery?

Your chiropractor will discuss any other treatment methods that you should consider. Cold laser therapy is very effective, but combining it with other treatments can amplify the results. These treatment methods include chiropractic manipulation and various forms of soft tissue therapies. You’ll also receive recommendations for any exercises, stretches, or nutritional changes that can enhance your health.

Experience Lasting Relief Through Cold Laser Therapy With Your Chanhassen MN Chiropractor

Ready to learn more or want to see if it’s the right treatment for you? Schedule a visit with our team at Chanhassen Wellness Chiropractic by calling (952) 607-6416.