Treatment of Chronic Pain with Cold Laser Therapy
Low Level Laser Therapy is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light that interact with tissue to help accelerate the healing process.
Cold lasers are small, handheld devices used by a licensed health practitioner. 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. The laser emits natural, non-thermal photons of light that pass through the dermis, epidermis, and the subcutaneous tissue under the skin. Once the light reaches the target area, it interacts with the cell to promote healing.
LLLT, or Cold Laser Therapy as it is sometimes called, is widely used to alleviate and help control chronic side effects of chemotherapy as well as conditions associated with the Cancer diagnosis itself. Cold Laser Therapy has a broad application that makes it very useful in treating many other chronic conditions including:
- Joint pain
- Ligament sprains
- Muscle strain
- Soft tissue injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Back pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cold Laser are easy to apply, extremely safe, non-toxic, non-invasive, cause no side effects or pain, and can reduce the need for surgery. Cold Laser Therapy works synergistically with other modalities like chiropractic, acupuncture, and physical therapy. In some cases cold laser therapy can be used as a natural, non-intrusive alternative to acupuncture and surgery, especially for patients who are uncomfortable with these modalities. It also provides a natural alternative to pharmaceutical use.