Cold laser therapy is low-intensity laser therapy that stimulates healing on a cellular level while using low levels of light. The red and near-infrared light cause a reaction, and the damaged cells respond with a physiological reaction that promotes regeneration to the body’s tissue.
Although you’ll feel the laser device touching your skin, the procedure is painless and noninvasive. There will be no sound and you’ll feel no vibration or heat. Each treatment typically takes only a few minutes.
Many practitioners often use cold laser for conditions such as:
- Tendonitis / bursitis
- Pain associated with muscle spasm
- Neck/low back pain
- Joint / soft tissue healing
- Inflammation caused by RA or other chronic autoimmune diseases
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow
The potential for new applications for cold laser therapy is virtually limitless. Researchers are studying its use in hopes that it can help treat a variety of ailments and conditions, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.