Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy is one of the most effective forms of pain management we use at J.S.G. Chiropractic. Cold laser therapy utilizes a Multi Radiance Super Pulsed Laser system. Cold laser is a FDA cleared process that is designed for use in the treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and orthopedic surgery rehabilitation. Laser therapy involves the use of low power light to injuries and lesions that stimulates natural healing ultimately reducing pain. It increases the speed and strength of tissue repair and reduces swelling and pain significantly. Cold Laser therapy treats most muscle, tendon, ligament, connective tissue, bone, nerve, and dermal tissues in a non-invasive, and drug-free way.
Cold Laser effectively treats the following:
- Sport injuries
- Back pain
- Hip Tendonitis
- Joint Injuries
- Acute Patellar Tendonitis
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Calcanea Spur
- Cervical Strain
- Elbow Joint Injuries
- Lumbar Pain
- Hip Sprain
- Wrist Sprain
- Plantar Fasciitis
Laser therapy is one of the most sought-after therapy services used by medical practitioners and therapists. It helps to give relief from a number of health issues by the means of laser light. The type of laser therapy that is gaining popularity over the days is cold laser therapy. It is a low intensity laser therapy that helps to heal wounds and give relief from pain. The reason why cold laser therapy (or Low Level Laser Therapy as it is also known) is becoming more popular than the traditional option is that it uses less intense light. The downside of the traditional laser service is that it uses high intensity laser lights that cause irritation to some patients. Since cold laser therapies use low intensity lights, there is no irritation on the skin and tissues of the patient receiving the therapy.
When a patient goes for low level laser therapy (LLLT), red and infrared lights are applied over wounds and injuries to give relief from pain. The best thing about laser therapies is that you can get relief from both chronic pain and acute pain. If you are experiencing pain in any part of your body, you can expect quick relief when you get LLL Therapy. As low level laser is used for this laser therapy, your body tissues will not heat up.
How does it work?
The soft laser therapy (as cold laser therapy is also called) works similar to the traditional laser therapy. When a patient is experiencing pain in any area of the body, low level light is applied to that area to give quick relief from the pain. The same process follows for inflammation of the muscles in any body part and wounds. When light is projected on the affected area, it is absorbed by the body tissues. The application of red and infrared light on the tissues of the body leads to chemical and biological reaction that helps to give relief from pain and discomfort. When there is a wound on the body, the application of low level laser light leads to a physiological reaction that helps to regenerate new cells. Thus, the wound is filled as new cells are produced.
The wavelengths of laser light vary for different problems. Therefore, the output also varies with the variation in the wavelengths of the laser beams. The higher the intensity of pain is, the greater the projection of laser beams will be and vice versa. If there is a wound that needs to be filled up, wavelengths varying between 780 nanometers and 950 nanometers have to be used so that the laser beams can penetrate deep inside the tissues. However, if the problem is only superficial, laser light wavelengths will range anywhere between 600 and 700 nanometers.
The best thing about cold laser therapy is that it does not heat up the skin. When the device is placed against the skin, it will not create any vibration or sound. There is absolutely no feeling of pain and the process is completely non-invasive. Only a few minutes of the therapy will give relief from a number of problems.
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