What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold Laser therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a new treatment we offer here at Northwest Wellness. Cold Laser Therapy is an easy highly effective, non-intrusive alternative option to surgical procedures. In Cold Laser Therapy it uses a variety of different wavelengths of light to interact with muscular tissues to help promote the healing process in injured populations.
Depending on the size, how deep the pain is, pain level, and how long you’ve had the injury we set the wavelengths to a specific length to help trigger the muscle. The laser is then placed directly over the injured area for a specific amount of time supervised by the doctor.
While the laser is on the injured area, the non-thermal photons of light are emitted from the laser to pass through certain layers of the skin (such as the dermis, epidermis, and the subcutaneous tissue and fat). The laser is similar to photosynthesis in plants, in which it helps to general energy (ATP-Adenosine Triphosphate) to the injured area. Your body then recycles the energy to help engage the tissue to speed up the healing process by reducing inflammation and pain.
How long does it take for the process to work?
It depends on the person, but the typical time for you to notice significant different in pain level can range anywhere from 3-10 treatments.
What are the uses?
Cold Laser Therapy have a wide array of different treatments ranging from arthritis pain, back pain, fibromyalgia pain, neck pain, tendonitis and the list is not specific to these parameters either.
So if you have experience any muscular pain and you’re tried just about everything and nothing works, come visit us and give Cold Laser Therapy a try. A lot of our patients have noticed a remarkable difference when they’ve received Cold Laser Therapy along with many of our other services such chiropractic adjustments, and acupuncture.