AURORA COLD LASER THERAPY
COLD LASER THERAPY
Cold laser therapy, or low level laser therapy (LLLT), is a non-invasive treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to help promote the body’s natural healing process. It is a rapidly growing type of modality that can be used for a variety of acute injuries or chronic conditions. These handheld devices are used to help eliminate pain, decrease swelling and bruising, reduce muscle spasms, increase blood flow, and improve mobility and functionality.
The cold laser is placed directly over the injured area for a specified period of time, ranging from a few seconds up to several minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the power of the unit. During this time, light is emitted from the laser and passed through the layers of skin. Once the light is penetrated through the skin, it is absorbed by the target area, and it interacts with the cells inside the tissues. A series of cellular events take place, resulting in a reduction of inflammation, edema, and pain, and an increase in endorphin release, cellular metabolism, circulation, and healing. The procedure is non-invasive and painless. Besides the feeling of the device on your skin, people don’t generally feel any heat, sound, or vibration. Occasionally, patients will feel a mild, soothing warmth or tingling sensation.
Cold laser is beneficial for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. These include, but are not limited, to the following: arthritis, ligament sprains, muscle strains, nerve pain, numbness and tingling, tendinitis or bursitis, headaches or migraines, fibromyalgia, open wounds, skin rejuvenation, and many more. Our practitioners incorporate cold laser therapy into treatments at no additional cost.