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How A Cold Laser Can Help Your Knee Pain

Written By Skaggs Chiropractic on April 9, 2018

How A Cold Laser Can Help Your Knee Pain in Joplin, MO

At Skaggs Chiropractic, located in Joplin, MO, our team has always been committed to providing the latest and greatest non-invasive technology to help our patients achieve natural and lasting healing. Low-level light therapy, also known as cold laser therapy, is one such technique that provides incredible results for our patients, especially those with knee pain. 


How Cold Laser (Low-Level Light) Therapy Can Resolve Your Knee Pain

Light has a powerful effect on the human body. The scientists and doctors who created cold laser therapy discovered that directing a beam of light with a specific low-energy wavelength can speed healing, especially for conditions that commonly affect the knee, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis (especially patellofemoral pain syndrome aka "runner's knee")
  • Bursitis
  • Nerve compression
  • Muscle strain or spasm
  • Ligament sprains (including ACL and MCL)

How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?

So, how does cold laser therapy actually work? Thanks to a process known as "photobiomodulation," light photons emitted from a cold laser therapy wand trigger a variety of healing effects with the targeted tissues within your knee. Specifically, cold laser therapy is used to: 

  • Reduce inflammation, by minimizing the production of hormones and cellular components responsible for the inflammatory response
  • Accelerate the body's own innate healing capability by stimulating cellular repair and regeneration
  • Minimize pain, thanks to its anti-inflammatory effect plus its ability to block pain signals being sent through the nervous system

When cold laser therapy is provided along with other non-invasive chiropractic care techniques--including ultrasound, joint mobilizations, and spinal adjustments--a person struggling with acute or chronic knee pain can expect accelerated healing and symptom resolution. This allows our patients to return to their healthy active lifestyles as soon as possible.  

Wondering If Chiropractic Care Can Relieve Your Knee Pain? Find Out With Help From Our Joplin Chiropractor!

Relief for your knees may be closer than you think! If you've never considered how chiropractic care can help manage your knee pain, we encourage you to call Joplin chiropractor Dr. Skaggs today. We're gladly welcoming new patients from Joplin and surrounding Missouri communities. Call 417-624-4242.

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