Cold Laser Therapy
Treating Pain with Cold Laser Therapy
Technology for managing pain and recovering from injuries is constantly improving. One innovative treatment option is Cold Laser Therapy. To help you decide if this treatment option is right for you, read the information below about what Cold Laser Therapy is, how it works, and what it can treat.
What Is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold Laser Therapy, also known as low-level light therapy (LLLT), is a treatment option that uses low levels of light to treat a variety of conditions and speed up the healing process. Unlike other laser treatments like surgical or aesthetic procedures, Cold Laser Therapy doesn’t heat up the tissues in the parts of the skin being treated (hence the name “cold”). One benefit of using a low-level laser is that treatments are painless.
Chiropractors have been using Cold Laser Therapy to treat painful conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, and other joint disorders for the past thirty years. In this time period treatment has demonstrated no known serious side effects and has been approved for use by the FDA.
How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?
Cold Laser Therapy treatment sessions are both non-invasive and painless. A light-producing device is gently pressed against the skin of the affected area. This device emits a low-level laser which reaches into the deeper tissues of the body and increases the flow of blood and lymphatic fluid. Scientists also theorize the cells absorb the light and convert it into energy. Both of these processes combine to speed up the healing process.
You may need multiple treatments in order to experience the full effect of Cold Laser Therapy, though the number and frequency of treatments required depend heavily on the problem itself and how extensive it is. You will be fully awake and alert for each treatment. After the treatment is over you can return to your regular daily activities.
What Conditions Is Cold Laser Therapy Used to Treat?
Cold Laser Therapy can be used to treat both acute and chronic conditions that cause pain and inflammation in the skin, muscles, and joints. Some common conditions treated by Cold Laser Therapy include:
- Injuries: Acute injuries such as sprains, tears, and sprains—particularly those involving muscles and bones—can benefit from treatment.
- Pain: Pain caused by injury, chronic conditions such as carpal tunnel or rheumatoid arthritis, advancing age, etc. can all be treated by Cold Laser Therapy.
- Inflammation: Since this treatment increases the flow of blood and lymphatic fluid, it can also dramatically reduce inflammation.
- Bruising: The same increased flow can also clear up painful bruising more quickly.
If you are experiencing back pain or inflammation, The Spine and Wellness Chiropractic Centers can help you find lasting relief. Our chiropractors are trained in the latest technology and techniques for eliminating pain. Call or contact our office online today and we can help you decide if Cold Laser Therapy is the right treatment option for you.