How Low-Level Lasers Are Used for Pain Relief At Our Kearney Integrative Medicine Clinic
Cold laser therapy can stimulate all types of cells, including muscle, ligaments, nerves and cartilage. This stimulation of light energy works similar to photosynthesis in plants, as it is absorbed and interacts with light-sensitive components in the body’s cells. The treatment promotes the body’s natural healing — which may have been impeded through the tissue damage — by stimulating mitochondria and encouraging the cells to produce more ATP. Cold laser therapy is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue & help accelerate the healing process. It can be used on people suffering from both acute & chronic conditions in order to eliminate pain & swelling, increase functionality, & reduce spasms.
As a non-invasive procedure, LLLT can be performed at an outpatient clinic, providing a distinct advantage over traditional laser surgery. There is no recovery time and no side effects, which makes LLLT an attractive treatment option for a variety of conditions, including:
- Low Back Pain
- Neck and Shoulder pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Post-Operation Wound Healing
- Acne and Skin Issues
Studies show that cold laser therapy is very effective intreating and alleviating chronic back pain. One study showed a 58% reduction in back pain 2 months after laser treatment. Cell metabolism improves, allowing patients to heal quickly from a variety of issues such as back pain.
Cold therapy benefits:
- NORMALIZING damaged or injured tissue
- ELIMINATING pain, inflammation, & swelling
- DECREASING overall healing time
- REDUCING spasms
- INCREASING functionality