Why Can’t I Feel Anything During Low-Level Laser Therapy Treatment?

Why Can’t I Feel Anything During Low-Level Laser Therapy Treatment?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-low-level-laser-therapyLast week, we wrote about Dr. McSweeney’s newest chiropractic tool, the FDA-approved low-level laser. This kind of therapy is incredibly versatile for a variety of conditions, but it has some patients wondering why they don’t feel the laser during treatment. It’s a fair question!

Will I Feel Anything During Low-Level Laser Therapy?

You can see the red and violent laser light when Dr. McSweeney turns on the laser and angles it just so, but… are you supposed to feel anything? Aren’t lasers supposed to burn? Not this kind of laser! The amount of energy produced with this low-level laser therapy is precisely calibrated for therapeutic benefit, but it’s not enough to crease any kind of friction-like reaction. That’s why there’s no sensation of heat. Plus, this kind of energy neither vibrates nor oscillates. The biochemical response to laser therapy is dependent on the color of the light, not the energy output, and it’s the body’s cells that are directly impacted.

Dr. McSweeney uses laser therapy to address different conditions. Clinical studies and trials of laser therapy technology show a number of benefits, including:

  • Anti-inflammation
  • Analgesic
  • Accelerated tissue repair and cell growth
  • Improved vascular activity
  • Increased metabolic activity
  • Stimulated trigger and acupuncture points
  • Improved nerve function
  • Faster wound healing
  • Immunoregulation
  • Reduced fibrous tissue formation

Come and experience low-level laser therapy yourself. Learn more about what to expect at your first visit and schedule an appointment today.

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