“Cold laser” is a nickname for low-level laser therapy or LLLT. The term differentiates from a surgical laser, which uses high frequencies of amplified light as an ultra-precise surgical cutting tool. A cold laser uses a lower frequency of amplified light. This laser beam doesn’t cut or burn the skin at all; instead, it passes right through it to a depth of up to several centimeters. There, the laser energy stimulates cell components called mitochondria to produce more of a substance called ATP. ATP is a vital raw material that gives cells the energy to repair themselves. By triggering ATP production, the cold laser helps damaged tissues heal more quickly and thoroughly.
The cold laser energy also relieves pain. The beam enhances circulation, helping excess fluid, inflammatory substances, and other waste products exit ailing tissues. This effect makes it a potent option for long-term pain management in inflammatory conditions.
Cold laser therapy is typically done in conjunction with other treatments. The doctor will examine you and discuss your condition with you to recommend effective treatments, which may include cold laser therapy.
During the procedure, varying wavelengths and outputs of low-level light will be emitted on the specified area. The light causes a reaction when it reaches affected cells, causing them to increases their regeneration.
While multiple or recurring sessions may be necessary to get the full effect, the sheer safety and convenience of the procedure makes it easy to use as frequently as you like. Speak with the doctor about what works for you.
Cold laser therapy can be used to ease the pain of many conditions, including:
• Ligament sprains
• Muscle Strains
• Neck/Back/Knee Pain
Cold laser therapy is an additive treatment, meant to help manage pain while other chiropractic treatments work to fix the cause of the pain. Many patients do not wish to use medications if avoidable, and cold laser therapy is a healthy and safe alternative.
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