Cold laser therapy, also known as low level laser therapy, is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is known to accelerate the healing process of a variety of clinical conditions. By definition, this type of therapy uses radiation intensities that induce minimal temperature elevation (not more than 0.1 to 0.5 degrees celsius), if any. Low-energy lasers have been promoted as an effective way to produce pain relief.
Pequannock Chiropractic Group uses a K-Laser to treat patients. K-Laser involves the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal. Class IV K-Laser Therapy is an FDA cleared therapeutic treatment that manages pain and inflammation while accelerating tissue regeneration. This form of therapy also increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces swelling, muscle spasm, stiffness and pain.
Cold laser therapy is also widely used for treatment of:
- Acute and chronic pain
- Ligament sprains
- Muscle strain
- Soft tissue injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Wound healing
Cold laser therapy is one option among a variety of treatment approaches that can potentially alleviate pain symptoms without the use of surgery or drugs.