Cold Laser Therapy (LLLT) and Pain Management
Have you heard of Cold Laser Therapy? It’s a newer procedure, and is non-invasive. With no extensive recovery time either, it can be a great addition to your healthcare lineup. We’ll typically have you in once a week or so, and your body will use the energy absorbed by the device during your days off to regenerate and heal.
It’s called Cold Laser Therapy because the device doesn’t generate enough heat for you to feel it, making it a very comfortable procedure.
What is Cold Laser Therapy – known as Low-Level Laser Therapy?
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) sometimes known as Low Level Light Therapy or Photobiomodulation (PBM) is the application of light. Light with a wavelength in the red to near-infrared region of the spectrum (660nm–905nm), is generally employed because these wavelengths have the ability to penetrate skin, and soft/hard tissues and are proven in clinical trials to have a positve effect on pain, inflammation and tissue repair.
How does Cold Laser Therapy work, and how can it help me?
The goal of laser therapy is to deliver light energy units, called photons, from red and infrared laser radiation to damaged cells. The cold laser produces an impulse of light at a specific wavelength (usually 600 to 980nm) that minimizes reflection and scattering and maximizes absorption of the energy (in photons) at a desired depth. Experts agree that photons absorbed by cells through laser therapy stimulate mitochondria to accelerate the production of ATP – the energy molecule. This biochemical increase in cell energy is used to transform live cells from a state of illness to a stable, healthy state. The biological effects of low-level laser therapy include increased cell growth, increased cell metabolic activity, faster wound healing, anti-inflammatory action, increased vascular activity, reduced scar tissue formation following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns or post-surgery, stimulated nerve function, and pain reduction.
Is Cold Laser Therapy Right for You?
Tell us what problems you are facing and to learn how our East Vancouver Chiropractic Clinic can help. We will develop a custom treatment plan that will address both the healing and strengthening of your body, returning you to your optimum level of health as quickly as possible.
Is Cold Laser Therapy safe?
Cold Laser Therapy is very easy to apply, extremely safe, non-toxic, non-invasive, cost-effective for patients, is a superior alternative to analgesics/ NSAID’s and other medications, reduces the need for surgery, has no side effects or pain, and works synergistically with other modalities like Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, and Physiotherapy. It also provides a non-addictive treatment that eliminates the complications of long-term drug treatment programs.
What conditions can be helped by Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold Laser Therapy is FDA cleared and widely used for treatment of various conditions such as acute and chronic pain, ligament sprains, muscle strain, tendonitis, arthritis, tennis elbow, back pain, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder, and fibromyalgia, to name a few.
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See below – Cold Laser Therapy has also been featured on the Dr. Oz Show!
Call us at 604-876-9977 for more information, and we’d be happy to book you in for an initial consultation.
Which Backs in Action Chiropractors conduct Cold Laser Therapy?
Dr Peyman Khademi, a practicing chiropractor for 20 years, utilizes Bioflex Cold Laser Therapy as part of his practice.