Cold laser therapy was introduced for use by the medical community back in the 1950s. It’s slowly gained ground and has become a trusted treatment modality with few side effects. The therapy includes the use of a high-intensity light that has been shown to reduce inflammation and stimulates the body to heal. Consider these four health issues that cold laser therapy is regularly used to treat in Denver.
Acute or chronic pain and cold laser therapy
Unlike other lasers used for medical procedures that burn or cut through tissues for surgical procedures and the like, cold laser therapy in Denver doesn’t destroy tissue and instead promotes the healing of tissue. It has been used with success to treat both acute and chronic pain. When the cold laser is fixed on an injured area for a period of time from 30 seconds to several minutes, the damaged tissue absorbs the light and energy and begins its own process of healing. This type of treatment has been accepted and approved by the US Federal Drug Administration as a treatment for pain since 2001.
Patients dealing with an injury have also shown a positive response to cold laser therapy as part of their treatment protocol. These low-level lasers have been shown to help promote the healing of wounds either accidental and medically repaired, or following planned surgery. Medical research conducted on the modality shows that it appears to be especially effective with sports injuries like tennis elbow, Achilles tendinitis and jumper’s knee with more than 65 percent of patients reporting improvement in their condition after treatment.
Carpal tunnel and arthritis
This kind of therapy is also showing promise as an effective treatment for both carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis and fibromyalgia. The technique delivers energy deep into the joint and surrounding tissue which helps to stimulate healing and normal cell growth. The therapy also reduces inflammation and swelling in the affected areas which is the aspect of these conditions that cause patients to feel chronic pain associated with them.