How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?
Cold Laser therapy also known as Low Level Laser Therapy or Photon modulation is a form of phototherapy or light therapy. Dr Hagmeyer uses cold laser light therapy to help a number of chronic pain conditions. The cold laser is also know as a Low Level Laser device produces a beam of light, which is applied over the injured area to stimulate healing. There is no pain with the treatment.
When laser light is absorbed by a living tissue, it triggers biological reactions in the cells. Chemical substances are produced, released and carried by blood and lymphatic flow to other parts of the system. In this way, the effects of cold laser light may not be only local, but can also achieve wide systemic effects.
Here are some of the Benefits and physiological responses of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT):
• Reduction in pain by causing production of natural pain killer endorphins.
• Reduction in inflammation by suppressing inflammatory enzymes that create swelling, redness, pain, and heat.
• Enhanced lymphatic drainage, which increases circulation and speeds healing.
• Release of tight muscles that create chronic pain, joint problems, and decreased mobility.
• Faster bone repair by stimulating fibroblastic and osteoblastic proliferation.
What conditions does Cold Laser therapy treat?
Dr. Hagmeyer uses Low Level Cold Laser Therapy for osteoarthritis, TMJ, Knee problems, Fibromyalgia, Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetic Neuropathy, Pre and post surgical care. Cold Laser can work for acute or chronic injuries, pain or inflammation. Conditions that have shown successful outcomes include:
Is cold laser and Low Level Laser therapy safe?
Soft tissue injuries
Sprains & strains
Back, neck and shoulder pain
Repetitive strain injuries
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Headaches and migraines