Cold laser therapy is an innovative treatment modality that can reduce inflammation and pain while promoting your body’s natural healing response. Laser therapy, also called low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or cold laser therapy, uses visible light radiation to produce a photochemical reaction within the body’s cells. The treatment uses wavelengths within the visible light spectrum that falls between 400 to 760 nanometers (nm). These wavelengths can penetrate the skin and soft or hard tissues and have clinically proven to have a positive benefit on inflammation, pain and healing.
During an LLLT session, a physician will align the laser-emitting device over the painful area. The low-level laser will then penetrate your skin without causing pain or damage. Your cells will absorb the light energy and convert it into cell energy, suppressing pain and reducing the inflammatory pathways. The entire therapy procedure may only take a few minutes, but you might need to return for follow-up treatments a few times a week for a month or so.
Unlike traditional high-intensity lasers, cold lasers do not generate enough heat to warm the skin and are a gentler treatment option. Laser therapy paired with chiropractic care is an effective treatment that can manage pain levels, stimulate nerve regeneration and ease inflammation to help heal from injuries or chronic pain.