Cold laser therapy, or low level laser therapy, utilizes a low-intensity light to improve blood flow, decrease pain and inflammation, and improve healing. The treatment is called “cold” because the light levels are low enough they do not heat the tissues. You actually won’t feel anything during a laser treatment because of this. Cold laser therapy is beneficial for a wide variety of conditions and our Omaha chiropractors and physical therapist use it often in practice to promote healing!
How does cold laser therapy work?
Cold laser therapy uses light photons that are introduced through your skin with a wand containing light-emitting diodes. As the photons enter your skin and other tissues, they stimulate cellular changes to increase cell metabolism. This increases blood flow, reduces inflammation, and speeds up the healing process.
What does cold laser therapy treat?
Cold laser therapy is beneficial for many different conditions, including:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Tendinitis or tendinosis
- Ligament sprains and muscle strains
- Plantar fasciitis
- Headaches and migraines
- Frozen shoulder
- Sports injuries
- Low back pain and herniated discs
- Nerve regeneration
- Knee pain
- Neck pain
- TMJ disorder
- And many more!
Cold laser therapy is non-invasive, painless, and a relatively quick treatment! Since the light is able to penetrate both superficial and deep tissues, it can help treat a variety of conditions. This therapy is best used when combined with other therapies our Omaha chiropractors and physical therapist use in office, such as manual adjustments, manual therapy, exercises and stretches, and passive modalities. Interested in adding cold laser therapy to your treatment plan? Schedule an appointment here or call 402-408-6561 to schedule!