What Is a Cold Laser?
Unlike high power lasers that use heat and destroy tissue, low-level, low-energy, "cold" lasers affect the cellular energy of the underlying tissue. Hot lasers have a thermal effect and have an output of 1 Megawatt (one million watts) or above. Cold or low-level lasers do not have a thermal effect on tissue. Lasers that stimulate biological function have an output below 10 milliwatts (one-hundredth of a watt).
What Is Cold Laser Therapy?
COld Laser Therapy (CLT) is the application of a low-energy or low-level laser to tissue in order to stimulate cellular metabolism and enhance biochemical functioning. For example, studies show that CLT increases ATP production in the mitochondria of the cell. As more energy is now available, the cell utilizes this fuel to function more efficiently. Enhanced healing is one of the beneficial effects of CLT.
How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?
Cold Laser Therapy has been shown to significantly accelerate and enhance the body's natural defenses and recuperative abilities following an injury. By reducing the duration of inflammation as well as enhancing specific repair and healing processes, Cold Laser Therapy has been proven to provide pain relief, reduce damage due to injury, and restore function. Cold Laser Therapy enables the body to achieve more rapid repair and recovery, with improved functional ability.
These results come from the ability of Cold Laser Therapy to "bio-stimulate" tissue growth and repair. This bio-stimulation results in accelerated healing and dramatic decreases in pain and inflammation. Cold Laser Therapy actually heals injured tissues as well. In addition, Cold Laser Therapy provides a powerful non-addictive form of pain management.
Spinal Decompression with Cold Laser Therapy and Whole Body Vibration is a highly effective method of treatment for herniated discs and other serious musculoskeletal disorders.
Cold Laser Therapy Treatment
Cold Laser Therapy may be used effectively for many conditions
- Inflammatory conditions
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Pain Management
- Myofascial Paiin
- Neck Pain
- Mid-back Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Connective Tissue Disorders
- Tendon Ruptures
- Joint Injuries and Disorders
- TMJ Disorders
- Ligament Injuries
- Muscle Injuries or Disorders
- Muscle Ruptures
- Muscle Contractures such as Frozen Shoulder
- Neurological Injuries or Disorders
- Prolapsed Discs
- Herniated or Ruptured Discs
- Crush Injuries
Cold Laser Therapy has been used to successfully treat many conditions including acute and chronic pain reduction, repetitive stress disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome and rotator cuff syndrome, soft tissue strains and sprains, inflammation reduction, enhanced wound healing, and cellular regeneration.
Are There Any Side Effects to Cold Laser Therapy?
There are over 1500 published studies on Cold Laser Therapy. No negative side effects have been reported