Cold Laser Therapy
Lasers have been used in therapeutic treatment for almost 50 years. Cold laser treatment, which is also referred to as low level or soft laser treatment, has been recently approved by the FDA. It combines the latest technology with the most advanced medical knowledge. It is called “cold” because the light wavelength used is low enough that it does not increase the thermal temperature of the treated area. This name is also in contrast to “hot” lasers which are medically used for cutting, cauterizing, and removal. Cold laser treatment is typically not painful and most patients do not feel anything.
This non-invasive and drug-free treatment option uses lasers directly on or over the affected area to stimulate tissue repair and growth, which can dramatically reduce pain and inflammation while accelerating healing. Cold laser treatment is especially helpful for conditions like joint injuries, because these injuries reside deep in the body and cannot be treated superficially.
In addition, this treatment can improve blood circulation, leading it to be used to help heal wounds. Depending on the extent of the injury or disorder, treatment can vary both in length of the individual session and duration of the overall treatment plan, but multiple sessions are usually necessary.
Through the cold laser treatment, the patient’s nerves, muscles, bones, soft tissues, ligaments, and joints can actually regenerate and heal. Mobility is improved while inflammation and pain are reduced. This non-addictive but powerful form of pain relief can also be used in conjunction with chiropractic care or additional pain management options.
There are many acute and chronic conditions which can be effectively treated, such as:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Low Back or Neck Pain
- Sprains or Strains
- Disc Problems
- Ligament Injuries
- Muscle Injuries or Disorders