Laser therapy To Help Alleviates Pain
Cold laser therapy is a mode of treatment, which makes use of low-level light to cause specific parts of the body to heal. It is different from the use of aesthetic and surgical lasers, in that it does not result in tissue heating up. Sometimes called LLLT, which is short for low-level laser therapy, soft laser, or biostimulation, cold laser therapy has been gaining popularity in recent years.
How Cold Laser Therapy Works
After identifying the area where the problem stems from, light is directly applied to it. This low-level light gets absorbed by the tissue, giving rise to what can basically be termed a chemical or biological reaction to near-infrared light. The damaged cells in this area react physiologically and undergo regeneration.
A range of outputs and wavelengths are used in cold laser therapy, based on what condition a person is being treated for. For superficial tissue, the wavelength in a general range from 600 to 700 nanometers (nm) is employed, while for deeper penetration, 780 to 950 nm would be required.
When the procedure is being performed, the patient feels the device against their skin, but no accompanying sound, heat or vibration. Aside from this benefit, cold laser therapy is 100% non-invasive, as well as painless. Additionally, each treatment sessions lasts no more than a few minutes.
What Cold Laser Therapy is Used For
Cold laser therapy finds a range of uses among dentists, physical therapists, doctors, and other medical professionals, but its constant aim is to relieve pain and repair damaged tissue. Some of the cases where it finds use involve:
- Minor injuries and sprains resulting from sports and related activities, where swelling is a common issue
- Inflammation of tissue in the mouth, which falls under a dentist’s purview, as well as chronic autoimmune diseases like arthritis.
- Chronic pains and aches that require message therapy to alleviate.
- Skin problems including burns, ulcers, edema, and rashes.
- Wounds that are hard to heal, such as ones related to diabetes.
- Acupuncture treatment where clients cannot abide the use of needles. Instead, low-level laser beams are used on the acupoints.
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