Laser Therapy is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative pain management technique. Cold laser therapy refers to laser therapy which uses low levels of light to stimulate healing in the body. It is referred to as “cold” because it does not heat up body tissues during treatment. This therapy is painless and non-invasive and can be used to treat many issues and areas of the body.
Low-level light therapy promotes healing of body tissues on a cellular level, including skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, nerves, and even bones. Research has shown that Laser therapy can be a powerful anti-inflammatory, can increase blood flow, stimulate tissue regeneration, stimulate wound healing, and reduce scarring.It has been shown to be particularly effective for managing chronic pain.
Low intensity light therapy is used to treat patients suffering from a number of conditions, including:
During treatment, you will feel the device against your skin, but no physical sensations of pain, heat, cold, vibration, or pulses. The low intensity light is delivered in wavelengths between 600 nanometers and 900 nanometers, depending upon the level of penetration required, with higher wavelengths used to reach deeper levels of tissue. Each treatment typically lasts about 15 minutes and treatments are usually scheduled three times per week. The number of treatments required will depend on the issue being treated, with a course of treatment often including 10 – 20 treatment sessions.
To find out if cold laser therapy is right for you, book a consultation at Nordel Physio today.