What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold Laser therapy offers a non-intrusive and non-painful treatment option to medications and surgery. It also provides a non-addicting treatment that eliminates the complications of long-term drug treatment programs. Cold lasers are FDA cleared and widely used for treatment of:
- Acute and chronic pain
- Ligament sprains
- Muscle strains
- Soft tissue injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Rotator Cuff injuries
- Neck and Back pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
General Therapeutic Laser Biological Effects
- Increased Cell Growth: Laser photons accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.
- Increased Metabolic Activity: Photons initiate a higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells and thus greater production of the basic food source for cells, Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP).
- Faster Wound Healing: Cold laser photons stimulates fibroblast development and accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue
- Anti-Inflammatory Action: Laser photons reduce swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints resulting in enhanced joint mobility.
- Increased Vascular Activity: Laser photons induce temporary vasodilation that increases blood flow to effected areas.
- Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation: Laser photons reduce the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from: cuts, scratches, burns or post-surgery.
- Stimulated Nerve Function: Laser photon exposure speeds the process of nerve cell reconnect ion to bring the numb areas back to life.
- Pain Reduction: Almost all systems have a mode of operation specifically designed to reduce pain.
How does it work?
The cold laser produces an impulse of light at a specific wavelength (usually 600 to 980nm) that minimizes reflection and scattering but maximizes absorption of the energy (in photons) at a desired depth.
The goal of laser therapy is to deliver light energy units from red and infrared laser radiation, called photons, to damaged cells. At that time, the photons absorbed by the cells through laser therapy stimulate the mitochondria to accelerate production of ATP. This biochemical increase in cellular energy is used to transform live cells from a state of illness to a stable, healthy state.
Long story short, Laser Therapy helps regenerate dead and damaged cells and tissues to their healthy and normal state.
How long do the treatments take?
Each treatment session ranges from 2-10 minutes per injured area.
Is Cold Laser Therapy a permanent solution?
Yes! As long as patient compliance with home instructions is followed. Laser Therapy can be a permanent solution to many soft tissue injuries.
How much does Cold Laser Therapy cost?
Cold Lasers are relatively expensive and require the treating doctors full time and attention. At this time health insurance will also not cover cold laser treatments.
One session is $30, but since it is advised to have multiple treatments we offer a very affordable care packages to accommodate each patient’s specific injury. Ask the front desk or your treating doctor on what is best for you.
Will I see results immediately?
Patients can feel some form of immediate relief, but depending on the severity and length of injury multiple treatments are advised to maximize the cellular and tissue potential.
Acute injuries will usually take 3-5 treatments with more chronic or old injuries can take up to 10-25 treatments.