Unlike high-powered lasers that use heat to cauterize or cut tissue, low-energy cold lasers enhance biochemical reactions in the targeted tissues. Within injured musculoskeletal tissue, LLLT starts an increase in microcirculation and enhanced tissue regeneration. Cold lasers have been used for over 30 years. With over 2000 published research studies, there is not one recorded side effect. This treatment is FDA approved for the treatment of chronic pain.
LLLT can be used to treat conditions such as:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Sciatica and Leg Pain
- Sprains, Strains, and Tendonitis
LLLT works by stimulating the cell activation process to help the cell to produce more energy for healing and tissue recovery after an injury. Treatments take just a few minutes and can be performed through clothing. Frequently, there is no sensation during treatment, but some report a mild warmth or tingling.
Benefits after cold laser treatment may include increased range of motion, decreased pain and inflammation, and enhanced tissue regeneration.