What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold Laser Therapy is a form of Low-Level Laser Therapy applied to selected body surfaces. The light emitted from the laser penetrates deep beneath the skin into the targeted areas; the laser light allows for increased blood circulation, accelerated healing, reduced inflammation, and fast pain relief. The entire treatment procedure usually lasts 15 minutes; however, you may require additional treatments depending on your diagnosis.
Why Cold Laser Therapy?
A drug-free alternative to surgery and steroids that works to ease pain and inflammation in the body.
How Cold Laser Therapy Works
Where applied, body tissue absorbs light and damaged tissue is rejvenated from the inside out.
An ideal treatment for sports injuries, muscle aches, inflammation, autoimmune diseases, etc.
Is Cold Laser Therapy For Me?
Probably. It’s FDA approved, insurance may cover the cost, and it’s an excellent non-surgical solution.
Who Should Not Receive Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold Laser Therapy is generally safe for all ages; however, certain medical conditions can prevent you from receiving treatment safely. If you have questions or concerns, please contact our office or your medical provider for an evaluation.
Cold laser therapy, also known as low level laser therapy, is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is known to accelerate the healing process of a variety of clinical conditions. By definition, this type of therapy uses radiation intensities that induce minimal temperature elevation (not more than 0.1 to 0.5 degrees Celsius), if any. Low-energy lasers have been promoted as an effective way to produce pain relief.
Cold laser therapy is widely used for treatment of:
- Acute and chronic pain
- Ligament sprains
- Muscle strain
- Soft tissue injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Wound healing
Cold lasers are handheld devices used by the doctor and are typically the size of a flashlight. The laser is placed directly over the injured area for 30 seconds to several minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the dose provided by the cold laser unit.
Cold laser therapy is one option among a variety of treatment approaches that can potentially alleviate pain symptoms without the use of surgery or drugs.