Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses low-intensity laser light to stimulate healing and reduce pain and inflammation. It also goes by the names of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or photobiomodulation. The term "cold" laser refers to the low levels of energy emitted by the laser, which do not generate heat during the process. The light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by cells, where it helps to enhance cellular function and promote tissue repair.
How Can Cold Laser Therapy Help?
Common applications of cold laser therapy include managing chronic pain conditions, treating musculoskeletal injuries (such as sprains, strains, and tendonitis), reducing joint pain and stiffness in arthritis, promoting wound healing, and aiding in tissue regeneration. The treatment is generally considered safe, with minimal side effects, making it a popular choice for individuals seeking non-pharmacological pain management options.
How Does it Work?
In cold laser therapy, the laser is applied directly to the affected area, targeting the damaged tissues or areas experiencing pain. The light energy from the laser stimulates cellular processes, such as increased production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is essential for cellular energy and metabolism. This stimulation can promote healing, reduce inflammation, improve blood circulation, and alleviate pain.