Welcome! West Hartford Chiropractic and Wellness offers a combination of traditional Chiropractic solutions with the latest, state-of-the-art therapies for treating pain and for achieving long-term wellness. Cold Laser Therapy is one of these leading-edge technologies. We use both Level 3 and Level 4 lasers.
Cold Laser is concentrated light, capable of penetrating deep into tissue without causing any heat or damage to the tissue. This light promotes a process of photobiostimulation. This is similar to photosynthesis in plant cells, where a chain of chemical reactions is set into motion. In human tissue the resulting chemical reaction produces an increase in cellular metabolism of 150% which expedite cell repair, increase the immune, lymphatic, and vascular systems. The ed result is reduction in pain, inflammation, and edema over time. This is also great help in chronic pain. The laser reaches deep into the affected area where other sources failed, such as surgery, epidural injections and physiotherapy.
During Cold Laser Therapy treatment, a hand held laser, similar in appearance to a flashlight directs a beam of narrow-spectrum light at injured tissue beneath the skin. The laser never touches the skin and uses light for treatment process and therefore allows us to give accurately measured doses of energy directly to the treatment site.
Laser has been shown to help in pain treatment of many different problems, for example in tendinopathies, such as shoulder, elbow, wrist problems as in carpal tunnel, also fibromyalgia, rotary cuff, tennis elbow, knee chondromalacia patella, foot fasciitis, back pain, neck pain, and sciatic pain. It is also very effective in treatment of degenerative joint conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Neurogenic pain, such as herpes zoster, diabetic neuropathy, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, facial neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia as well as non-healing wounds like venous ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and burns. Call now for an appointment!