Cold laser therapy treatment can be powerful when used to speed the healing of a painful area. Also called low-level laser therapy, soft laser biostimulation, photobiomodulation, and low-power laser therapy (LPLT), this treatment uses a device to deliver low levels of light to problematic areas. It is often used in conjunction with other treatment approaches to facilitate healing and recovery from soft-tissue and joint conditions.
Basics On Cold Laser Therapy Treatment
The reason that this type of laser is called cold is because the device delivers light at a level that does not heat the damaged site. Other lasers, such as those used to coagulate tissue and kill tumors (aesthetic and surgical lasers), use a higher level of light.
When you get a cold laser therapy treatment in Atlanta, low-level light is delivered at various outputs into the area being treated – resulting in its absorption into your body. The near-infrared and red light stimulates the damaged cells.
The standard wavelength is 600 to 700 nanometers (nm) for treating superficially. When you need to go deeper into the tissue, the standard wavelength is 780-950 nm.
Cold laser therapy treatment is noninvasive. Since that is the case, you do not need to worry about recovery. LLLT is also a non-drug treatment, which means the avoidance of their side-effects. Cold laser therapy itself, when properly administered by a doctor, does not have any serious side-effects. This therapy is also painless. You won’t feel any heat or vibrations, and it is virtually silent. Each procedure is fast.
Applications & Effectiveness of LLLT
If you are considering cold laser therapy treatment in Atlanta, you should know that it has numerous benefits, including bolstered tissue activity, minimized fibrous tissue production, mitigated edema, and reduced inflammation.
As a pain relief mechanism, cold laser therapy treatment is used for treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and other chronic and acute pain conditions. It is also used, among other applications, to stimulate healing of soft tissue and joints while reducing inflammation. In this capacity, it is administered for sprain and minor injury treatment within physical therapy and sports medicine, for treatment of conditions such as bursitis, knee pain, ligament sprain, lower back pain, muscle spasm pain, muscle strain, neck pain, tendinitis, and tennis elbow.
Cold Laser Therapy Treatment in Atlanta
Do you think this treatment approach might be right for you? At Atlanta Medical Clinic, our doctors use the FDA-approved Erchonia PL-5000 cold laser to stimulate your body to repair a painful area.