How Cold Lasers Work
Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is thought to help accelerate 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 functionality.
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.
At Addison Sports Clinic, we have a Class 4 Cold Laser, which is the most powerful laser available on the marketing. Cold Laser is used to safely treat acute conditions that include:
- Disc Bulges
- Sprains / Strains
- Nerve and body pain
And can also be used in the treatment of:
- Tennis Elbow Sciatica
- Jaw pain / TMJ
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Soft tissue injuries
- And many more
The benefits of Cold Laser Treatment
There are many documented benefits to Cold Laser treatment including:
- Reduction in pain. Cold Lasers stimulate the production of natural pain killing endorphins.
- Reduction in inflammation. Enzymes that create swelling, redness, pain and heat are suppressed.
- Increased circulation. By enhancing lymphatic drainage, and reducing swelling.
- Quicker healing.