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What is Cold Laser Therapy?

Lasers have many uses in medicine, and we at Luke Chiropractic and Sports Injury are happy to be able to offer cold laser therapy to our patients. Cold laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is the “cold” laser equivalent of “hot” lasers (lasers dialed up to a high level) which are used for medical precision. The wavelengths of light used in cold laser therapy were discovered by accident when a scientist in the 60’s realized that his lasers were on too low in the experiments he was conducting but still produced tangible, beneficial results. Ever since its discovery, cold laser therapy has helped athletes and lay people alike recover faster and more completely from injuries.

How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?

Cold laser therapy works by stimulating accelerated cellular reproduction and growth. During treatment, the laser is placed on or near the affected area, and then photons from the laser are absorbed in the mitochondria of the cell and create position physiological changes. This is due to the fact that photons are small enough for cellular permeability. Cold laser therapy can cut down healing time drastically--with cold laser therapy, it is even possible to heal twice as quickly.

What Does Cold Laser Therapy Treat?

Cold laser therapy is an extremely versatile treatment option\that can be utilized in treating many different ailments. Cold Laser therapy treats a myriad of physical ailments including:

  • Chronic pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • scaring
  • sports injuries
  • swelling
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • soft tissue injuries
  • spasm
  • whiplash
  • joint pain
  • neck pain
  • ligament sprains
  • tendonitis pain
  • back pain
  • neck pain
  • inflammation
  • circulation
  • and more

How Does Cold Laser Therapy Feel?

The word “laser” might make some patients feel wary, but cold laser therapy is actually completely painless. Some patients report feeling some tingling, but this is normal. The tingling sensation can be caused by increased blood flow due to blood-vessel dilation and by cells stimulating nerves as they heal themselves. This may feel strange, but there are no negative side effects. Cold Laser Therapy is FDA approved and completely safe.

Experience the Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy for Yourself

Don’t suffer in silence when cold laser therapy can accelerate your healing. Come into Luke Chiropractic and Sports Injury and ask us if cold laser therapy is right for you. Call us at 808-591-2400 to schedule an appointment or for a free consultation about spinal correction through Luke Chiropractic & Sports Injury and get your health back now.