Cold Laser Therapy is a treatment whereby a laser with shorter wave lengths that do not produce heat or burn tissue are utilized to treat chronic and acute pain. Cold laser therapy is used for persons suffering from back and neck pain, musculoskeletal pain, joint pain associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, bursitis, neuropathy, Achilles tendon pain, migraine headaches, sprains and strains, carpal tunnel and other associated pains.
What is low level laser therapy?
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a form of phototherapy or light therapy. This involves the application of low power light to areas of the body in order to stimulate healing. It is also known as cold laser, soft laser or low intensity laser.
How does it work?
Photons, which are particles of electromagnetic energy, are emitted from the low power laser. These particles enter the tissues and are absorbed in the mitochondria, which are tiny structures within the substance of each individual cell. The energy is converted to chemical energy within the cell. The permeability of the cell membrane changes, which in turn produces various physiological effects.