What is Cold Laser Therapy?

Cold laser therapy is a relatively new technology when compared to many alternative therapies like Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Physical Therapy. Many alternative medicine practices are evolving to include light therapy. In general, cold lasers can be used in 2 distinct ways:

  • To target trigger points (similar to acupuncture but without the needles)
  • To stimulate broad coverage changes in deep tissue with photons

Cold Laser therapy offers a non-invasive option to acupuncture and surgery. It also provides a treatment plan that eliminates the complications a prescription drug program may cause.

What Conditions Can Cold Laser Therapy Treat?

  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle strain
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Back pain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia

How Do Cold Lasers Heal?

The goal of laser therapy is to deliver light energy units from infrared laser light, called photons, to damaged cells.  Photons absorbed by the cells through laser therapy stimulate the mitochondria to accelerate production of Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP) or cell energy. This biochemical increase in cell energy is used to transform live cells from a state of illness to a state of health.

What are the Benefits of Cold Lasers?

  • Easy to apply
  • Extremely safe
  • Non-Toxic
  • Non-Invasive
  • No side effects or pain
  • Cost effective
  • More than 90% effective in treating ailments  
  • Superior alternative to prescription medications
  • Reduces the need for surgery
  • Works synergistically with Chiropractic

What are the General Therapeutic Effects?

  • Pain Reduction
  • Increased Cell Growth
  • Increased Metabolic Activity
  • Faster Wound Healing
  • Anti-Inflammatory Action
  • Increased Vascular Activity and Blood Flow
  • Reduced Fibrous and Scar Tissue Formation
  • Stimulated Nerve Function and Decreased Numbness

For more information about how Chiropractic can help, please visit our What is Chiropractic? and FAQ's pages. Or feel free to just give us a call at (973) 845-6282.