What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is a type of medical treatment that uses focused light to treat pain, and it allows the doctors who use it to be more precise in their treatments of the affected area. Laser therapies have been used as effective treatments for many medical conditions from kidney stones to some cancers.
How We Use Laser Therapy to Help You Heal
At Omaha Integrated Health in Omaha, our chief clinical director, Dr. Chris Driscoll, D.C. uses cold laser therapy as one of several options for pain management. For functional medicine professionals, cold laser therapy is the most common type of laser therapy used for pain management, and it is often used to treat many conditions including:
- Carpal Tunnel
- Back problems
- Neck pain
- Knee/Ankle/Feet issues
- Snoring (that’s right… snoring! And it is effective 80% of the time!)
*See our page on Snoring on our website
When low-level light (cold lasers) are applied to an affected area that light catches damaged cells and activates regeneration. This can help to reduce inflammation and pain. It is also used to heal wounds and as an alternative to acupuncture.
Determining if Laser Therapy is Right for You
Laser therapy is an exciting component of medicine that allows for a non-evasive and pain-free approach to treating many different conditions, but it is not always the right treatment for everyone. At Omaha Integrated Health we carefully assess your condition to see how or if options like laser therapy are likely to be a good choice for you based on your personal medical history as well as the source of your pain or injuries.
Like many natural approaches, laser therapy requires a commitment to healing from the patient as well as the medical professional. These approaches are designed to get to the root cause, but relief may come gradually rather than immediately and may take more than one session before you have significant improvement. In some cases, patients may need ongoing care for pain management. At Omaha Integrated Health we always want to be sure we are following a care plan that is most likely to be effective and that will allow you to live your best life.
Call Omaha Integrated Health Today!
To learn more about laser therapy, and all we have to offer, contact us at Omaha Integrated Health in Omaha, Nebraska at (402) 932-5929 to schedule a FREE one-on-one consultation with the doctor.