Cold Laser Therapy
If you live in the Dallas area, Apex Wellness Center is a great choice for exceptional chiropractic care services. Chiropractic care is focused on the relationship between the structures and function of the body, utilizing noninvasive techniques to achieve pain relief and overall wellness. One of the tools at our disposal is cold laser therapy.
Cold laser therapy is a technique that utilizes low-intensity laser light to stimulate the body’s natural healing. It is alternately known as soft laser biostimulation, photobiomodulation, Low Power Laser Therapy (LPLT), and simply Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). The level of light used, unlike other forms of laser therapy, is not strong enough to heat the body’s tissues, thus its designation as “cold.”
This treatment method applies different wavelengths and outputs of a low-level light to the specific area in need of treatment. The tissues of the body then absorb this light which triggers the body’s natural healing response which, in turn, begins the regeneration of damaged cells.
This form of treatment is safe and painless. While patients will feel the device touching their skin, they will not feel the light from the laser or even vibration from the machine.
What Is Cold Laser Therapy Used to Treat?
Cold laser therapy has been shown to enhance and accelerate the natural healing abilities of the body to a significant degree. The main use for this treatment continues to be the reduction of inflammation, tissue repair, and pain relief.
Among the conditions commonly treated with this therapy are an inflammatory condition like rheumatoid arthritis, strains, sprains, chronic autoimmune disorders like Lupus, and acute or chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia or carpal tunnel syndrome. It is also excellent for acupuncture in patients that do not tolerate needles well. Cold laser therapy is also useful in the treatment of difficult to heal wounds, to promote healing in joints and soft tissues, as well as for reducing swelling.