Cold laser therapy can treat a number of different conditions. Whether you are an athlete or have other types of injuries, you can benefit from cold laser therapy.
What Is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy involves using low-intensity lasers to stimulate the healing of your tissues. It uses low levels of light. The technique is known as cold laser therapy because such low levels of light will not heat the tissues in your body. Compared to other types of laser therapy, the amount of light is extremely low. For example, the types of therapies that destroy coagulate tissue and tumors use a much higher amount of light.
There are different conditions that cold laser therapy can treat. For example, your chiropractor may use it for inflammation. If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or another type of chronic autoimmune disease, then you might benefit from having the treatment.
Aches and pains can also be treated with cold laser therapy. This is good if you have acute or chronic pain from carpal tunnel syndrome or fibromyalgia.
In sports medicine, cold laser therapy is often used to treat a number of different sprains and injuries. It can promote healing of your soft tissues and reduce swelling in the area. There are a few other conditions that cold laser therapy can treat, and these include:
· Neck pain.
· Muscle strains.
· Ligament sprains.
· Tennis elbow.
· Neck pain.
· Knee pain.
· Lower back pain.
· Muscle spasm pain.
What To Expect At Cold Laser Therapy
During the cold laser therapy procedure, there will be different wavelengths of low light. These will be put on the targeted area in your body. The tissue in that area will then absorb the light. The light is red and close to infrared, which will cause a reaction in your body. The cells that have been damaged will respond and regenerate.
You will feel the device touching your skin during the procedure. However, the procedure itself is painless and is not invasive. There will be no heat, sound, or vibration. You can expect each treatment to only take a few minutes each time. You will most likely need to have several treatments to see the results you need.
Is Cold Laser Therapy Right For You?
Cold laser therapy is becoming more popular in traditional medicine practices. It is also used as an alternative therapy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved of the therapy for a wide variety of different health conditions.
When your chiropractor or qualified medical provider does cold laser therapy, the treatment is considered to be safe. It is a painless and noninvasive way to treat many musculoskeletal conditions. It does not require other preparation or taking medication. However, you should remember that it should only be administered by your health care provider.
If you are interested in learning more about cold laser therapy, please make an appointment at our Oropeza Chiropractic Wellness Center offices in Key West, Florida, today.