Over the past decade, laser therapy has become a popular treatment for many musculoskeletal and neuroligal problems. Although the popularity of laser therapy has recently exploded, the therapy itself is not new. For decades, laser therapy has been used successfully in Europe.
Dr. Rodgers has been utilizing cold laser therapy to treat a wide variety of conditions since 2002. During the past 14 years, Dr. Rodgers has successfully treated dozens of patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by using cold laser therapy.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is one of the most common reasons for worker's compensation claims in America. According to some sources, the rate of receptive use injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, exceed the injuries to the low back. Due to the increasing reliance of technology in our workplace, many people suffer from severe pain and numbness associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome manifests itself as pain and/or tingling in the thumb and first three fingers. In the beginning, the pain and numbness is mild but as nerve damage increases, the numbness will begin to wake the person at night. When severe nerve damage is present, muscles will begin to loose normal tone and strength. At this point, damage may be permanent.
In the past, the only treatment available was surgical intervention. This left the patient with pain, weeks of recovery, and permanent strength loss due to the cutting of the flexor retinaculum during surgery.
Cold laser therapy works by stimulating parts of the cell that produce energy, the mitochondria. The mitochondria then produces addenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is necessary for cellular healing to occur. As you can see, cold laser therapy works with the body to stimulate the healing process.
At Gilbert Chiropractic & Wellness we utilize the latest technology in laser therapy. The HDC1 Laser System is noted as the most advanced laser therapy system in the world. The HDC1 Laser System will help you recover from carpal tunnel fast. Call today for more information and to schedule your consultation.