About 40% of people in the United States experience sciatica at some point in their lives.
Sciatica is a debilitating condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down to the legs, becomes compressed or irritated. The resulting pain, tingling, and numbness can greatly disrupt your daily life.
Traditional treatments for sciatica include physical therapy, medication, and surgery, but the experienced team at Neuropathy & Pain Centers of Texas wants to share an innovative approach known as cold laser therapy and why you should consider it to relieve your sciatica.
What is cold laser therapy?
Cold laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), is a noninvasive treatment method that uses specific wavelengths of light to stimulate healing and reduce pain. The photons interact with cells and tissues and enhance cellular function and promote tissue repair.
Benefits of cold laser therapy treatment for sciatica
Unlike surgical interventions or invasive procedures, cold laser therapy is a painless and gentle treatment, with minimal side effects. Benefits of cold laser therapy when used for sciatica treatment include:
1. Noninvasive and drug-free
The targeted light energy of cold laser therapy stimulates the body’s natural healing processes. It’s an alternative to conventional treatment methods for sciatica that avoids the need for surgery and eliminates the potential risks and complications associated with medications and invasive procedures.
2. Effective pain relief
Cold laser therapy may reduce pain and inflammation associated with sciatica. The laser delivers photons deep into the tissues, promoting circulation and reducing swelling, which in turn alleviates pain.
Additionally, cold laser therapy stimulates endorphins, the body's natural painkillers, to provide long-lasting relief.
3. Reduces recovery time
Cold laser therapy increases production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the energy currency of cells, leading to faster recovery and a reduction in the duration of sciatica pain.
Unlike many traditional pain medications, cold laser therapy is non-addictive and has minimal side effects. It doesn’t require the use of opioids or other potentially habit-forming drugs, making it a safe and sustainable treatment option for long-term pain management.
5. Enhanced function and mobility
Sciatica often restricts movement and limits a person's ability to perform daily activities. Cold laser therapy can improve joint mobility, reduce stiffness, and restore your range of motion.
Get started with cold laser therapy
If you're suffering from sciatica and looking for an effective and safe treatment option, cold laser therapy at Neuropathy & Pain Centers of Texas in Fort Worth, Arlington, and Waco, Texas, could be the solution you've been seeking.
To find out if cold laser therapy is an option for you, call today or request an appointment online anytime with our team of medical experts.