Laser Therapy For Pain Relief

Laser Therapy For Pain Relief2017-10-27T13:36:58+00:00

Cold Laser Therapy Can Help With The Following:

  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Back, Neck, & Shoulder Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Muscle Pain
  • Tendinitis
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Arthritis
  • Plantar fascitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Herniated Disc
  • Nerve Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Fractures
  • Sciatica
  • Bursitis
  • Jaw Pain / TMJ
  • Shingles

Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with injured body tissues accelerating the healing process. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase  function.

How Do Cold Lasers Work?

Cold lasers are handheld devices used by the clinician and are often the size of a flashlight. The laser is placed directly over the injured area for 30 seconds to several minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the dose provided by the cold laser unit.

During this time, the non-thermal photons of light that are emitted from the laser pass through the skins layers (the dermis, epidermis, and the subcutaneous tissue or fat under the skin). This light has the ability to penetrate 2 to 5 centimeters below the skin.

Once the light energy passes through the layers of skin and reaches the target area, it is absorbed and interacts with the light sensitive elements in the cell. This process can be compared to photosynthesis in plants – sunlight is absorbed by plants, which is then converted to usable energy so that the plant can grow.

When cells absorb this light energy, it initiates a series of events in the cell that eventually results in normalizing damaged or injured tissue, a reduction in pain, inflammation, edema and an overall reduction in healing time by increasing intracellular metabolism. Bottom line: you not only “feel” better faster,  but your tissues actually heal faster too.