Cold Laser Therapy is a treatment whereby a cold laser is utilized to treat chronic and acute pain. Cold laser therapy is used for persons suffering from back and neck pain, musculoskeletal pain, joint pain associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, busitis, neuropathy, achilles tendon pain, migraine headaces, sprains and strains, carpal tunnel and other associated pains. Cold laser therapy also treats conditions such as TMJ, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) and other inflammatory and scarring conditions.
Cold laser therapy increases serotonin levels which allow the body to heal itself. Cold laser therapy is non-thermal and noninvasive. A combination of cold laser and electrc stimulation, cold laser therapy is one of the most effective healing therapies in the medical community today. Completed in one to three sessions, cold laser therapy is not only significant in reducing treatment times, it is cost effective as well.
What is low level laser therapy?
Low Level Laser Therapy ( LLLT ) is a form of phototherapy or light therapy. This involves the application of low power light to areas of the body in order to stimulate healing. It is also known as cold laser, soft laser or low intensity laser.
How does it work?
Photons, which are particles of electromagnetic energy, are emitted from the low power laser. These particles enter the tissues and are absorbed in the mitochondria, which are tiny structures within the substance of each individual cell. The energy is converted to chemical energy within the cell. The permeability of the cell membrane changes which in turn produces various physiological effects. These physiological changes affect a variety of cell types including macrophages, fibroblasts, endothelial cells and mast cells.
What is it used for?
- Soft tissue injuries, including sprains and strains, tendonitis and haematomas
- Joint conditions, including arthritis, tenosynovitis and capsulitis
- Chronic pain, including Trigeminal neuralgia and chronic neck and back pain
- Wound management, including skin ulcers, pressure sores and burns
- Skin infections, including cold sores
The laser may also be focussed on acupuncture points to assist with smoking cessation and the relief of short or long-term pain
Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy
- Pain Relief - documented that pain is decreased up to 59%
- Increases Range of Motion - extremely important to prevent progressive, degenerative joint and disc disease
- Strengthens Immune System - by increasing lymphocyte activity
- Speeds Up Healing and Recovery - by 30 to 50%
- Regenerates Damages Nerve Tissue
- Releases Myofascial Restriction
- Restores Muscle Strength
- Increases ATP Production
- Decreases Edema & Inflammation
Cold Laser Therapy May Be Useful For:
- Autoimmune Disease
- Carpal Tunnel
- Cardida Overgrowth
- Disc Herniations
- Heavy Metal Detoxification
- Lyme Disease
- Both Chronic & Acute Pain
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Scar Tissue
- Shoulder Problems
- Sports Injuries
- Sprains & Strains
- Wound Healing
- Many other uses as well...