Cold Laser Therapy Q & A
by Ram Parikh, D.C.
What is cold laser therapy?
Cold laser therapy is a groundbreaking, non-invasive treatment that uses light energy to accelerate the body’s natural healing process and provide lasting relief from neuromusculoskeletal pain, soreness, and inflammation. Cold laser therapy is a quick and simple office treatment that has no side effects and requires no downtime. Cold laser treatments take between five and 20 minutes, depending on the number of areas being targeted for treatment.
How does cold laser therapy work?
The cold laser produces an impulse of light that penetrates the skin delivering energy units called photons to damaged cells. Once the light energy reaches these damaged cells, it is absorbed and stimulates healing by increasing circulation and drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. In addition, nerve sensitivity and inflammation are reduced and the body’s own pain-relieving chemicals – endorphins and enkephalins – are released.
What are some of the most common issues treated with cold laser therapy?
Cold laser therapy has been a game-changer in remedying a wide range of musculoskeletal issues. Some of the most common it is used to treat at Discover Wellness Center are:
• Knee pain/Arthritis
• Shoulder Pain
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Low Back Pain
• Hip Pain
• Tennis elbow/ Tendonitis
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Sciatica pain
• Neck pain
• Fibromyalgia pain
• Stiffness associated with arthritis
• Pain associated with muscle spasms
What does cold laser therapy feel like?
The majority of people report feeling nothing at all during treatment. Some patients describe feeling a slight tingling sensation. But there is never pain, as the laser does not produce any heat.
How quickly will I feel relief?
Actual healing does begin right away and some patients do feel immediate relief, as well as, an increased range of motion. However, others start to notice the benefits several hours after their treatment. Benefits are also cumulative. Regular follow-up treatment can create permanent improvement.
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