Decrease Swelling and Inflammation

There are times when modalities are needed to help reduce the pain and/or inflammation one is experiencing.

We offer ultrasound and electrical muscle stimulation. Electrical muscle stimulation is a type of therapy that is similar to a mini massage. It increases the blood flow to the area of injury thus promoting the healing process. This therapy can be used with either moist heat or a cold pack, depending on the condition. Ultrasound produces sound waves that decrease swelling and inflammation. This type of therapy works well for sprain and strains.

One of the many non-invasive methods of pain relief that are offered at Oak Park Chiropractic, which can help eliminate discomfort without any recovery time.

Cold Laser Therapy – Another Great Treatment Option

At Oak Park Chiropractic of Oak Park, IL, Cold Laser Therapy is one of the great treatments that we use to alleviate pain and stimulate healing in our patients. Many people find that they experience immediate results after a short laser therapy session.

How It Works

Using infrared lasers with a controlled and adjustable power output of over 500 milliwatts, cold (or class IV) laser therapy penetrates the affected tissues, such as muscles, ligaments, and bones.

When the laser penetrates the tissue, this causes a chain of events that lead to the production of adenosine triphosphate, which the cells use for energy. This photochemical reaction results in an increase in the cellular metabolism rate which expedites cell repair and the stimulation of several systems: the immune, lymphatic, and vascular. This stimulation to the cells enhances healing, improve nerve function, increase vascular activity, reduce pain, and reduce inflammation.

The entire process is relatively quick, taking only 5-25 minutes per session.

Cold Laser Therapy has proven to be effective for many conditions including:

Degenerative Disc Disease
Disc Herniations or Bulges
Spinal Stenosis
Peripheral Neuropathy
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Ready To Help!

At Oak Park Chiropractic, we look forward to answering any questions you may have about Laser Therapy or any of our other fantastic pain relief and healing treatments. If you or someone you know is suffering in pain, please call (708) 383-4370 to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Jill Dortch.