Cold Laser Therapy
Are you looking for cold laser therapy in Syracuse? In recent years, many medical and alternative health clinics have begun including light therapies into their traditional treatment methods. One of the most popular light therapies being used is cold laser therapy or low level laser therapy. When tissues are damaged, cells begin to die and scar tissue formation often begins. Both of these consequences can slow or even limit the healing process. Modern day cold laser units have been specifically engineered to produce the essential wavelengths of light necessary stimulate the damage cells, break up the formed scar tissue, and stimulate the healing process.
What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy is a fantastic option for those patients seeking treatment for pain relief or pain reduction without the use of medication or surgery. Cold Laser therapy is painless, non-invasive, and is a great tool to use in combination with your regular Chiropractic care. Cold Laser Therapy can be used alone or used with a number of other therapies.
How does cold laser therapy work?
Cold laser units come in various sizes and shapes. Often the units used are handheld and similar to the size of an average flashlight. The treatment time required is usually dependent on two factors, the condition being treated and the size of the area affected. A major advantage of cold laser therapy units is the ability to penetrate deep into tissues and joints while retaining the capability to also treat conditions closer to the skin surface. People utilizing cold laser therapy as a non-invasive form of treatment report feeling little or no sensation during the treatment process. Regardless of how deep the light waves penetrate, the energy is eventually absorbed by the damaged cell providing it with the boost to begin working. Plants using the suns light to stimulate growth and healing is a good analogy to demonstrate the effects of cold laser therapy. As these cells are repaired, the body is able to decrease the sensation of pain, reduce swelling, and accelerate the time required to heal.
Cold lasers are used to accelerate cellular reproduction and stimulate fibroblast development and lymph and blood circulation in damaged tissue resulting in a faster healing time for the body. During treatment of the tissue with the Cold laser, an interaction between cells and photons takes place, photons from the laser affect the tissue at the cellular level. As the cold laser enters the tissue it alters the cell membrane at the cellular level and allows it to be absorbed in the mitochondria of the cell creating physical changes such as: Rapid cell growth, simulated nerve function, and faster wound healing.
Does It Hurt?
No! Cold Laser is completely pain less. Some patients may feel a mild tingling sensation in the area being treated from the increased blood flow brought on by the laser. There is no heat or even warmth produced from the Cold Laser. You will never feel a “burning sensation” during this treatment. Cold Lasers are completely safe and comfortable for our patients.
What can I use cold laser therapy for?
Due to the wide range of healing potential, our Syracuse Chiropractic & Health Center team has been trained to utilize this technology for the treatment of many conditions. Some of the conditions that are commonly treated at our clinic include:
- Neck Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Foot Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Knee Pain
- Various Tendonitis
- Painful Joints
- Various Forms of Acute and Chronic Pain
- ..... and many more