Cold Laser Therapy

Laser therapy or “photo∙bio∙modulation” is the use of specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects. These therapeutic effects are created by photons or packets of light, which penetrate damaged cells. When this occurs, there is pain relief, a reduction of inflammation, and an accelerated tissue healing time.

Cold Laser Therapy: A Gentle Solution for Pain and Inflammation

You might have heard of cold laser therapy by other names like Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), Low-Power Laser Therapy (LPLT), Soft Laser Biostimulation, or Photobiomodulation. No matter what name is given, this technique is a non-invasive and painless treatment that helps your body heal and repairs tissues. Cold Laser Therapy uses low-intensity light to enhance your body’s healing process, and it doesn’t involve any heat that is usually associated with surgical or aesthetic lasers.

Mechanism of Action

Chiropractors use Cold Laser Therapy by directing low-level light that has specific wavelengths onto your affected area. Your body’s tissues absorb the light and trigger a physiological reaction in the damaged cells, leading to healing and tissue regeneration. If the issue is with your superficial tissues, they might use wavelengths between 600 and 700nm, and if the issue is with your deeper tissues, they could use wavelengths between 780 and 950 nm.

Applications and Benefits

Cold Laser Therapy is used in various medical fields including, but not limited to, dentistry, pain management as well as sports medicine and more. It could help if you have ligament sprains, muscle strains, tendonitis, bursitis, or other common pains like neck and back pain.

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