The Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy
Cold Laser Therapy offers a non-intrusive option to acupuncture and surgery for treating pain. It also provides a non-addicting treatment that eliminates the complications of long-term pain medication programs. This therapy is used for targeting acupuncture trigger points (similar to acupuncture but without the needles), and it can stimulate changes in deep tissue areas. Cold lasers are widely use for treatment of:
Acute and chronic pain
Soft tissue injuries
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Healing With Cold Lasers
The cold laser produces an impulse of light at a specific wavelength (usually 800 to 900nm) that minimizes reflection and scattering but maximizes absorption of the the energy (in photons) at a desired depth.
The goal of laser therapy is to deliver light energy units from infrared laser radiation, called photons, to damaged cells. It is the consensus of experts that photons absorbed by the cells through laser therapy stimulate the mitochondria to accelerate production of ATP. This biochemical increase in cell energy is used to transform live cells from a state of illness to a stable, healthy state.
When the skin is cut, either through surgery or an accident, it actually damages and severs nerves in that area. This actually cuts off the flow of communication through the nervous system in the damaged area. For example, a women with a C-Section has actually negatively impacted the flow of communication through her nervous system from the upper portion of her body to the lower area of her body. Laser therapy, using light, actually restores the flow of energy through the nervous system at the area where the damage was done. Individuals will often feel tingling sensations or cold or warm feelings when receiving light therapy. These are signs of healing!
Over 4000 studies have been conducted in recent years to validate the effectiveness of cold laser therapy.
Benefit of Cold Lasers
Easy to apply
No side effects or pain
Cost effective for both the practitioner and patient
Highly effective in treating ailments (more than 90% efficacy)
Superior alternative to analgesics, NSAID's and other medications
Reduces the need for surgery
Works synergistically with other modalities like Chiro, Acupuncture, and PT
General Therapeutic Laser Biological Effects
Increased Cell Growth: Laser photons accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.
Increased Metabolic Activity: Photons initiate higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells and thus greater production of the basic food source for cells, Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP).
Faster Wound Healing: Cold laser photons stimulates fibroblast development and accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue
Anti-Inflammatory Action: Laser photons reduce swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints resulting in enhanced joint mobility.
Increased Vascular Activity: Laser photons induce temporary vasodilation that increases blood flow to affected areas.
Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation: Laser photons reduce the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from: cuts, scratches, burns or post surgery.
Stimulated Nerve Function: Laser photon exposure speeds the process of nerve cell re-connection to bring the numb areas back to life.
Learn more about our Cold Laser Therapy Treatments and book your appointment by calling: 816-492-5648