The Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy
By High Desert Family Medicine
January 15, 2021
Category: Osteopathic Treatment
Tags: Cold Laser Therapy
Millions of people in the US are dealing with neck and back pain, joint disease, and soft tissue injuries that impact their lives. Many people are dependent on pain medications just to help them get through the day; however, medications only treat the symptoms, not the underlying injury or inflammation. This is why many people turn to osteopaths. An osteopath is a medical doctor that focuses on therapeutic and alternative ways to promote natural healing within the body to improve how it functions as a whole. One way in which an osteopath can promote tissue repair and faster healing is through cold laser therapy.
What is cold laser therapy?
Cold laser therapy, also referred to as low-laser therapy, uses special light waves to help stimulate the body’s natural healing and repair response, as well as to regenerate damaged cells. Low-level laser therapy such as these do not produce heat, so patients won’t feel any heat or discomfort during their treatment.
What issues can be treated with cold laser therapy?
Your osteopath may recommend cold laser therapy to help alleviate pain and inflammation and to treat a wide range of soft tissue injuries and problems. You may benefit from cold laser therapy if you are dealing with,
- Neck or back pain
- Tennis or golfer’s elbow
- Sprains and strains
- Knee pain
- Muscle spasms
- Joint swelling
- Sports-related injuries
- Torn muscles
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Diabetic wounds
What are the benefits of cold laser therapy?
Cold laser therapy, when performed by a qualified medical professional such as an osteopath, is incredibly safe. Some of the benefits of cold laser therapy include,
- A painless, non-invasive procedure
- A fast treatment that lasts anywhere from five to 20 minutes, depending on the area that we are treating
- A faster recovery process
- Greatly reduces pain and inflammation
- No side effects or complications
- A safe alternative to pain medications
- No downtime
Cold laser therapy has been used to treat everything from arthritic joint pain to sports injuries. It’s safe and effective. Talk with your osteopath today if you are interested in finding out how cold laser therapy could benefit you.