Laser Therapy Specialist

North Andover Chiropractic

John P Broderick, DC

Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center & Laser Therapy Specialist located in North Andover, MA

Laser therapy is a noninvasive treatment that can relieve pain and improve your musculoskeletal function without surgery. At North Andover Chiropractic in Andover, Massachusetts, John Broderick, DC, and the team use cold laser therapy to help patients recover from chronic pain and injury. To learn more about the benefits of cold laser therapy, call North Andover Chiropractic or schedule an appointment online today.

Laser Therapy Q&A

What is laser therapy?

Laser therapy is a nonsurgical treatment that promotes healing in injured or damaged tissues. The team at North Andover Chiropractic performs cold laser therapy, which uses low levels of light to accelerate healing. Unlike traditional laser therapy, cold lasers don’t emit heat, so you shouldn’t feel any pain or discomfort during your treatment.

How does laser therapy work?

During cold laser therapy, the treated tissues absorb the emitted light energy, which stimulates cellular activity optimal healing. While the treatment penetrates the deepest layers of your skin to repair tissue damage, it doesn’t disturb the surface layer. 

This nonsurgical, noninvasive treatment can:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Relieve pain
  • Increase lymphatic response
  • Accelerate healing
  • Improve range of motion
  • Increase circulation
  • Improve nerve regeneration
  • Enhance tissue function
  • Improve mobility

Most cold laser treatments last no longer than 10-20 minutes. They are safe, effective, and require little to no downtime. You can return to your normal activities immediately after treatment.

What can laser therapy treat?

The team at North Andover Chiropractic uses cold laser therapy to treat many musculoskeletal conditions that affect your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. You should consider cold laser therapy if you have:

  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Stiff joints
  • Muscle strain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Knee pain
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain

Along with physical therapy and other rehabilitation tools, cold laser therapy can help speed up the recovery process after a sports injury.

How many laser therapy treatments will I need?

Many patients experience noticeable pain relief after just one or two cold laser treatments. However, others need as many as five treatments to effectively eliminate pain and improve tissue function. 

At your initial consultation, the team can assess your tissue damage to give you a better idea of how many treatments you need. This appointment typically includes a review of your medical history, as well as a physical exam, to determine the severity of your condition. If necessary, the team may order additional tests, such as bloodwork, X-rays, or an MRI.

To learn more about laser therapy, call North Andover Chiropractic or schedule an appointment online now.