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Cold Laser or Low Level Laser Therapy in Reno

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiro-pulsed-blue-light-coronavirusYou may have heard about cold laser or low level laser therapy. But what is it exactly, and why is it used? What does it do? And how effective is it as a treatment? You’d be surprised! As research continues, the popularity of cold laser technology is growing. Here’s what to understand about cold laser or low level laser therapy, plus where to find it in Reno.

What is Cold Laser Therapy?

Cold laser therapy, AKA low level laser therapy or LLLT, is known as phototherapy. It uses a non thermal laser beam or beams to reduce pain and inflammation, promote tissue repair, and even stimulate fat loss, among other benefits. As the name implies, low lever laser therapy use very low wattage — somewhere between 5 and 500 milliwatts, depending on the laser and the application. These low levels mean the light can penetrate the skin without causing any damage or even any detectable heat.

Low level lasers can be used to stimulate cells in the muscles, ligaments, nerves, and cartilage. By stimulating the mitochondria in the cell, this form of therapy can trigger adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production, which promotes healing. Therapy is quick and completely painless, with no side effects or downtime. Here at Dr. McSweeney’s holistic chiropractic office in Reno, low level laser therapy is often used to treat pain in the back, neck, shoulder, or hips; for plantar fasciitis; for headache relief; for fat loss; and in a number of other applications.

Safety & Efficacy of Cold Laser Therapy

Thousands of clinical studies have looked at the safety and efficacy of cold laser therapy, particularly in terms of pain relief. When you consider its other advantages — zero side effects or recovery time, which makes it a wonderful adjunct therapy to other treatments for a well-rounded approach to care — it’s easy to see why cold laser therapy is growing in popularity.

In Reno, you can experience the effects of cold laser or low level laser therapy yourself. Schedule a visit with Dr. McSweeney today!

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Wondering about Cold Laser Therapy?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-science-behind-laser-weight-lossA multi-technique approach to care is Dr. Lynelle McSweeney’s calling card. At her holistic chiropractic office here in Reno, she uses a mix of tools and techniques to help patients feel better. One of them is cold laser therapy, an effective form of treatment that can be used for everything from pain management to fat loss treatments. If you’re wondering about cold laser therapy, including how it works and whether it’s a good option for you, here’s what to understand. Read More

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New Clinical Study Shows Promising Results for Blue Laser Light on Coronavirus

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiro-pulsed-blue-light-coronavirusA September 2021 study found exciting evidence that suggests blue light could inactivate certain viruses, including alpa and beta coronaviruses. Here’s what that means, and why it’s worth getting excited. Read More

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Pain Relief with Cold and Low-Level Lasers

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-low-level-laser-therapyYou may have heard about cold or low-level laser therapy. The body of research is growing, and organizations and agencies across the country and around the world are increasingly making this therapy available to patients. Here’s how cold and low-level lasers, like those offered here at Dr. McSweeney’s holistic chiropractic office in Reno, bring pain relief for so many conditions. Read More

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Laser Technology for Effective Pain Management in Reno

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-low-level-laser-therapyAs we head into darker, shorter days and the pandemic continues, we want you to know that we’re taking strict precautions to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. During this three-week pause, Dr. McSweeney is here to help. Chronic pain can’t always wait, and we have options like pain management kits for home care and the EVRL, an FDA-cleared class IV laser for effective pain management here in Reno. Read More

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Clinical Trial Underway – Can Laser Therapy Treat Covid-19?

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-low-level-laser-therapyLow-level laser therapy has been clinically proven to improve lung function in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). And while our understanding of COVID-19 is still developing, one clinical trial is underway to determine if the same laser therapy can help patients with COVID-19 during their recovery. Read More

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The Science Behind Laser Weight Loss

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-science-behind-laser-weight-lossAnyone considering laser weight loss – an FDA-approved, non-invasive, pain-free procedure available now at Dr. McSweeney’s office here in Reno – should understand the science that makes it possible. And to truly understand the science behind laser weight loss, it’s important to understand how fat cells themselves function. Read More

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The Many Uses of Cold Laser Therapy

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-cold-laser-therapyDr. Lynelle McSweeney offers holistic chiropractic care to patients here in her Reno practice, and among her many tools and techniques is cold laser therapy. It’s a versatile technology that can be used for medical and cosmetic procedures, running the gamut from pain management to fat loss treatments. But you may be wondering what it really is, and how it actually works. Here’s what to understand about the many applications of cold laser therapy. Read More

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