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

  • Ligament sprains

  • Muscle strain

  • Soft tissue injuries

  • Tendinitis

  • Arthritis

  • Tennis elbow

  • Back pain

  • Bursitis

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia

 

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

  • Extremely safe

  • Non-Toxic

  • Non-Invasive

  • 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.

  • Pain Reduction

 Learn more about our Cold Laser Therapy Treatments and book your appointment by calling: 816-492-5648