Cold laser therapy is an alternative treatment modality that utilizes low-level lights to help heal your body’s injured tissue. The reason it’s called “cold” is because the laser is so low that it doesn’t cause your body tissue to heat up when it’s applied. The body absorbs the light emitted by the laser and it reduces the inflammation and swelling in the area. If you haven’t tried this therapy, here’s how you might benefit.
Cold laser therapy can improve arthritis pain
Arthritis is a debilitating chronic condition that causes inflammation in the joints. Inflammation causes redness, swelling and heat, and can be very painful. Cold laser therapy applied low-level energy to the area which reduces the inflammation. Less inflammation means less pain.
Improve function and flexibility
Inflammation also reduces the function of your musculoskeletal system and your flexibility. Having laser therapy treatments can help to improve overall function of your muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons. Maintaining flexibility as you age is one of the best ways to maintain overall health and well being.
Help back pain with cold laser therapy
Just as cold laser therapy helps arthritic joints, it can also help back pain. The low level lasers are directed at the lower back region in hopes of reducing inflammation in the area. If you decrease inflammation, you’ll also decrease the pain experienced by the patient and that’s how easy it is for this kind of therapy to help with back pain.
Reduce swelling and pain from injuries
Anything from traumatic injury to minor ones can benefit from cold laser therapy. Healing can continue and will be encouraged by laser therapy. Inflammation, swelling and pain in the area can be reduced by the therapy making physical therapy more manageable.