What is Cold Laser Therapy, what does it help, and how does it work?
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) or cold laser, is a painless, sterile, non-invasive, drug-free modality that is used for a variety of conditions, including acute and chronic pain.
During a laser treatment the light will penetrate the skin and is absorbed by a particular receptor within the mitochondria. Receptor stimulation with light promotes energy production, biochemical reactions, protein and growth factor synthesis, cell growth and proliferation and enhanced blood and oxygen flow. Increased blood flow reduces inflammation that can cause pain.
Low Level Laser Therapy is FDA-cleared to successfully treat many conditions such as acute and chronic pain reduction, repetitive use disorders like carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, soft tissue strains and sprains, inflammation reduction, enhanced tissue wound healing, and cell regeneration.
For over 20 years, clinicians found that laser therapy treats a variety of conditions including:
• Acute and Chronic Pain
• Back Pain
• Carpal Tunnel
• Ligament Sprains
• Muscle Strain
• Soft Tissue Injuries
• Tennis Elbow
A variety of low level lasers are proven to be effective in reducing and eliminating acute and chronic pain in the neck & shoulders. Many patients find that this solution is a much more effective and immediate alternative to traditional pain medications. Combined with forms of chiropractic and functional rehabilitation, the Erchonia lasers can help patients lead a normal, active, and healthy life without debilitating pain.
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