Lasers have been a part of modern Western medicine for many years. Most of the time when people think of lasers, they imagine cauterization or radiation therapy. But cold lasers work much differently. Also also called low level lasers, cold lasers do not generate heat, and work at low frequencies.
Although it is essential that DCs remember the history behind chiropractic, they must also keep an eye on current therapies that can help them improve their bottom line, as well as provide their patients with more effective care.
While lasers bring cutting-edge technology to chiropractic practices, there are still a number of issues to take into consideration with laser therapy, and one of the most important is tissue depth.
Researchers found that low level laser therapy might be a solution to treating debilitating muscle fatigue in athletes.
Lasers can add a great deal to a DC’s toolkit for treating patients. However, it is important to understand and follow all recommended protocols.