Cold Laser Therapy for Post-Surgical Pain Relief
If you’ve recently undergone surgery, you may be struggling to heal and recover. Unfortunately, recovering from surgery may take a long time. However, laser therapy may provide pain relief and stimulate healing. If you’re looking for post-surgical pain relief, contact Bolz Chiropractic, serving Topeka, KS, to speak with our chiropractor about laser therapy.
For now, we’ll take a look at laser therapy and how it could help after surgery.
What Is Low-Level Laser Therapy?
The lasers used to stimulate post-surgery healing are often referred to as low-level lasers or cold lasers. These lasers are not hot or warm and do not cause any tissue damage. Low-level laser therapy uses lasers of specific wavelengths that won’t hurt or burn your skin. The laser lights will, however, penetrate deep beneath the skin to stimulate a variety of cellular activities. It’s believed that, among other things, cold lasers stimulate the mitochondria within cells to stimulate cellular repair.
By stimulating cells, laser therapy may speed up healing. Let’s take a closer look.
Laser Therapy and Post-Surgical Relief Explained
During surgery, your skin and other tissues will be cut. Quite likely, specific muscles, organs, and other tissues will be cut out and/or stitched together during surgery. Your body has an amazing ability to heal and after your surgery is complete, your body will quickly try to patch itself up.
That said, even if you’re in great health, you’ll likely experience some swelling and other issues after surgery. Further, your body may need weeks or months to fully heal following surgery.
Research suggests, however, that low-level laser therapy can help your body heal. Further, cold laser therapy can stimulate a variety of cellular activities. It’s believed that laser therapy can boost your immune system, reduce inflammation, and also encourage detoxification.
Laser therapy also reduces pain. After surgery, you may find yourself sore, often for several weeks or more. This can affect your quality of life and keep you from the activities you love, such as hiking, exercising, or playing sports. Laser therapy helps you get back to living life on your own terms.
Following surgery, you should adhere to your doctor’s directions. That said, Low-Level Laser therapy may help you heal more quickly.
Speak to our chiropractor at Bolz Chiropractic, serving Topeka, KS, to see if laser therapy is right for you.