What Is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser technology is the newest viable procedure of the medical world, having come into wide-spread use only in the past 30 years. Compared to the other major alternative therapies, such as chiropractic practices (circa 1895) and acupuncture treatments (circa 3500 BC), cold lasers are progressively becoming a popular option for treatment. Modern innovations in the design of the laser applications have made them widely available in clinical settings, allowing many patients easier access to cold laser treatments.
Cold Laser therapy treatments are the best non-invasive option available for those who do not wish to undergo full surgery. Laser therapy also benefits the patient by offering a non-addictive solution as it eliminates the often necessary drug component of traditional invasive treatments. Cold laser therapy pain management treatment has a large array of applications, with treatments tailored to both chronic and acute pains, soft tissue injuries, arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and many joint pains among other ailments.
Healing With Cold Lasers
A cold laser will be applied to the area designated for treatment, producing a pulse of highly focused light at a controlled wavelength into the skin (most often falling between 800 to 900nm). This control of the wavelength maximizes the absorption of energy into the body while minimizing the possibility of laser scattering and reflection. Minute changes in the laser depth, intensity, and wavelength are adjusted accordingly based upon the treatment being received by the patient in order to best accommodate their needs.
The purpose behind cold lasers is to deliver light-based particles of energy, called photons, into the damaged cells of the treatment area through infrared laser radiation. These photons are absorbed by the mitochondria, stimulating it to increase production of energy thus allowing the cell to better repair itself in order to return to healthiness. Often this cell stimulation promotes over-all cell growth, with a matching increase in metabolic activity in the photon-rich cells resulting in the development of more healthy cells. This leads to faster wound healing of the area and a general pain reduction through a mixture of anti-inflammatory action and increased vascular blood flow.
Is Cold Laser therapy Safe?
The process is completely safe for the patient, with no known side effects and minimal pain during the procedure. The delivery of a controlled cold laser to the desired area is a very easily applied procedure, with a high chance of success regarding pain reduction and joint relief (over 90% efficiency in more than 4000 studies). Cold Laser Therapy is a very reliable, cost effective solution for those seeking a non-invasive approach to healing their ailments.