Cold laser therapy is currently being used to speed up tissue healing, reduce inflammation, and minimize pain. While the use of this therapy is still in its early stages and is still considered somewhat experimental by some physicians, there is little doubt that the popularity of this type of treatment is growing.
As an extremely versatile solution to many problems, cold laser therapy, or low-level laser treatment (LLLT) as some call it, provides benefits to people suffering from a wide range of conditions. Currently, this therapy is being used in medical, dental, chiropractic, acupuncture, physiotherapy, osteopathic, veterinary, and podiatric offices as a treatment option.
The treatment of musculoskeletal medical conditions is one of the primary uses of cold laser therapy. The portability feature of this therapeutic solution makes this an attractive answer for treating athletes in particular since the treatment can be administered on the field if necessary. The short recovery period is also winning favor with this group of patients since professional athletes want to minimize the period they are sidelined and unable to play.
In addition to musculoskeletal injuries, this therapy is useful as a clinically proven treatment for wounds, ulcers, acne, and other skin conditions. This simple procedure focuses the lasers on the affected area. This solution is comprehensive and treats the muscle, ligament, tendon, nerve, bone, and connective tissue all at once. For this reason, it is also used regularly in aged-care home environments where pressure sores are quick to develop.
A more controversial use of cold laser therapy is to treat addiction. Some believe that the use of cold treatment releases endorphins that repress a person’s urge to smoke, for example. This use of the procedure for this purpose is still being debated.
Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy
Shortened Recovery Period
In particular, professional athletes appreciate the shortened recovery period that cold laser therapy offers over more traditional treatment plans. Acute musculoskeletal problems respond well to this type of treatment and are one of the main ways this therapy is being used.
Relatively speaking, cold laser therapy provides a reasonable solution to some of life’s most common ailments. This treatment session costs a mere $30 to $60 on average. Since cold lasers increase blood flow and ATP production in the area being treated, this therapy is often used to ease neck pain, lower back pain, carpal tunnel, joint pain, foot and ankle pain, dental pain, more moderate extremities discomfort, and elbow pain to name a few.
Painless and Non-invasive
One of the reasons patients love cold laser treatment is because it is painless, non-invasive, and has few if any side effects. This type of solution is very popular as a low-risk alternative to surgical or pharmaceutical options that typically have negative repercussions that complicate healing and managing life. This non-drug approach offers people reluctant to take pharmaceuticals a much more attractive option. Considering the growing concern over negative drug interactions, non-drug answers are highly-valued.
No Side Effects
This non-invasive therapy has no side effects.
Cold therapy reduces ugly scarring.