Cold Laser Therapy is the use of therapeutic (or cold) laser light to provide relief from pain, eliminate inflammation (swelling) or to repair damaged tissues. It is entirely non-invasive and has a wide range of applications, from neural muscular skeletal conditions to wound healing to acupuncture treatments. Rather than destroying tissue, as with surgical (or hot) lasers, Cold Laser Therapy uses low intensity laser light energy to stimulate cells through a number of known cellular pathways in order to encourage tissue healing.
The benefits of Cold Laser Therapy are far reaching and include:
- Decrease/eliminate pain
- Reduce inflammation
- Promote new blood vessels and tissue growth
- Promote nerve axon growth
- Faster wound healing and closure
- Stimulation of ATP
- Stimulation of respiratory chain
- Increased DNA and RNA synthesis
- Increased levels of beta endorphins and serotonin
- Enhanced collagen synthesis
- Virtually painless
- Drug free
- Extremely safe
- And so much more!
The biological effects of Low Level Laser Therapy have been shown to significantly accelerate and enhance the body's natural defense and repair abilities when injured. By reducing the duration of inflammation as well as enhancing specific repair and healing process, Cold Laser Therapy has been proven to provide pain relief, reduce damage due to the injury and loss of function. Laser Therapy enables the body to have a more rapid repair and stronger tissues once healed.
Physiologic effects include improved metabolism, circulation and tissue healing.
Laser therapy may be useful for the following:
- Acute and chronic pain
- Back pain
- Carpal Tunnel
- Ligament sprains
- Muscle strain
- Soft tissue injuries
- Tennis elbow
Please contact our office today to schedule an appointment for Cold Laser Therapy.