Cold Laser Therapy Chiropractic Care
Cold Laser Therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), low-power laser therapy (LPLT), soft laser biostimulation, photobiomodulation, or near-infrared laser therapy, is used to treat conditions such as:
- Back pain
- Neck Pain
- Knee pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Temporomandibular jaw disorder (TMJ)
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Ligament sprains
- Tennis elbow
- Pain associated with muscle spasms, etc.
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
The low-level light energy is very different from conventional “hot” lasers in that are used to cut or cauterize. Cold Laser reduces swelling, helps to repair tissue, and releases pain-relieving endorphins. It’s also used to treat the inflammation associated with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). During a Cold Laser Therapy treatment, low-level light is applied directly to the target area from a handheld device. As the body tissue absorbs the light, red and near-infrared light creates a reaction that promotes regeneration in the damaged tissue.
Does Cold Laser Therapy Hurt?
Cold Laser Therapy is non-invasive. While you’ll feel the laser device touch your skin, the treatment itself is painless and soundless, and you won’t feel any heat or vibration while being treated. Cold Laser Treatments only take a few minutes on average. Cold Laser Therapy can be used alone but is often used in combination with other treatments. Cold Laser Therapy sessions themselves are fairly quick but need to be repeated over time for best results.
Is Cold Laser Therapy a Real Medical Treatment?
Yes, the FDA officially classifies Cold Laser Therapy as Class 3A Low-Level Lasers for medical treatment. Cold Laser Therapy is just one possible option for people who want to treat their pain without surgery or medication.