When you have a chronic health condition, you may be tired of living with pain, discomfort, or limited mobility, but you’re not ready to commit to surgery or long-term prescription medications. Fortunately, you have other options, including cold laser therapy. This technology allows you to tap into your body’s healing power to relieve your pain naturally!
What is Cold Laser Therapy?
“Cold” lasers are called such because they employ low-level infrared and near-infrared light. At these wavelengths, lasers trigger your cells and promote accelerated healing without damaging your soft tissues. Another name for this therapy is low-level laser therapy (LLLT). Each safe, painless, and non-invasive treatment only takes a few minutes to complete, though you may need several sessions to achieve the desired results.
How Do Cold Lasers Help You Heal?
A qualified practitioner applies a handheld device to the treatment area and emits laser energy into your skin. Wavelengths between 600 and 700 nanometers (nm) treat tissue near the surface, while wavelengths of 780 to 950 nm penetrate muscles and other tissues deeper down. During treatment, you’ll feel the device against your skin, but you’ll detect no sound, vibration, heat, or pain.
Cold laser energy helps your body repair and rebuild from the inside out. Here’s how:
- It blocks nerve transmissions for instant pain relief.
- It stimulates the production of adenosine triphosphate, boosting your cells’ detoxification and regenerative abilities.
- It initiates a chemical reaction that prompts your cells to increase their production of tissue-building collagen and elastin.
- The accelerated growth of healthy new tissue raises the number of blood vessels in the area, promoting better circulation and delivering oxygen and nutrients where they’re needed most.
What Does Cold Laser Therapy Treat?
Depending on your symptoms and the underlying cause of your pain, LLLT may be used in multiple places during a single session. Cold lasers are incredibly versatile and may be used to treat pain stemming from muscles, connective tissues, trigger points, nerves, lymph nodes, and more.
Cold laser treatment may be worth trying if you struggle to manage any of the following conditions:
- Muscle strains and sprains, bursitis, or tendonitis
- Chronic knee pain, neck pain, or low back pain
- Pain and inflammation associated with arthritis
- Aches and pains from fibromyalgia, TMJ, or carpal tunnel syndrome
- Psoriasis, rashes, dermatitis, or acne
- Difficult-to-heal wounds related to diabetes
- And much more
Schedule a Consultation for Cold Laser Therapy
If you have any of the conditions listed above other ailments that cause chronic pain, please reach out to Effective Integrative Healthcare. During your free consultation, we’ll conduct a thorough physical exam to uncover the source of your pain. If we believe cold laser therapy is suitable for your condition, you can begin treatment right away. Rest assured that we’ll formulate a custom plan for you, which may include multiple therapies for the best results. To get started, please contact our Crofton or Millersville, MD office today.