What is Cold Laser and what does it do?
Cold laser therapy is the application of red and near infrared light over an injured area to improve soft tissue healing and relieve both chronic and acute pain. Non-heat producing or 'cold' laser light energy directs light energy to the body's cells without injuring them. Cold laser light dramatically boosts the body's natural healing response.
- relieves acute and chronic pain
- reduces swelling
- promotes faster wound healing and clot formation
- aids in generating new and healthy cells and tissue
- aids in developing collagen and muscle tissue
- stimulates nerve function
- stimulates the immune system
- increases blood supply and the speed, quality, and tensile strength of tissue repair
Cold laser is not painful. Low level lasers are used to stimulate tissue repair and healing and do not generate perceivable heat. Therefore, when a laser contacts the skin, the patient experiences no warmth or burning as a result of the laser. Most people feel nothing while a few may feel a slight tingling during the treatment.
To start, a patient usually comes in for a treatment approximately three times a week. The number of treatments can range anywhere from 3 to 20, depending on the nature and severity of the condition. Laser therapy works with or without chiropractic care. However, it can be a beneficial additive to chiropractic care and can be received on the same day as you adjustment.