Cold laser therapy is low-intensity laser therapy that stimulates healing while using low levels of light
How does cold laser therapy work?
During this procedure, different wavelengths and outputs of low-level light are applied directly to a targeted area. The body tissue then absorbs the light. The red and near-infrared light cause a reaction, and the damaged cells respond with a physiological reaction that promotes regeneration.
What can Cold Laser Therapy treat?
Sports medicine and physical therapy practices often use cold laser therapy in the treatment of minor injuries and sprains, such as:
· ligament sprains
· muscle strains
· tennis elbow
· neck pain
· lower back pain
· knee pain
· pain associated with muscle spasms
- reducution of swelling and promotion of healing of the joints and soft tissue
Dentists use cold lasers to treat inflamed tissues in the mouth and to heal ulcerations. Doctors use it to treat inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other chronic autoimmune diseases.
Aches and pains
Pain clinics use cold laser therapy to help people with acute or chronic pain from conditions such as fibromyalgia and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Cold laser therapy is used to encourage skin rejuvenation. Dermatologists use it to treat various skin problems, including:
· acne and acne scars
· edema, or swelling of the skin
· dermatitis and rashes
Cold laser therapy is also used to treat difficult-to-heal wounds, including wounds related to diabetes.
Acupuncturists use cold laser therapy for clients who are uncomfortable with needles. The low-level laser beams can stimulate your acupoints the same way needles do, but without piercing your skin.