Cold Laser Therapy
As the name suggests, Cold Laser Therapy is a treatment method that uses laser beams to relieve inflammation and pain. The intensity of the laser beams used is quite low and the area to be treated is exposed to the laser beams for a specific time at set intervals.
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The term cold does not indicate that the temperature of the laser is low; rather, it refers the intensity of the laser is low as compared to the high intensity lasers, which may burn exposed skin. The treatment method is referred to by several names such as Laser Acupuncture, Low-Level Laser Therapy, Soft Laser, Low Power Laser Therapy, and Bio-stimulation.
How Does Cold Laser Therapy work?
The concept behind the use of low intensity laser beams is that lasers, when calibrated to a certain wavelength, possess the potential to stimulate the damaged cells of the body.
Many theories exist as to the mechanism of action for Cold Laser Therapy but here’s a simple explanation: photonic energy is absorbed by the photo acceptor sites on the cell membrane which trigger a secondary messenger to initiate a cascade of intracellular signals that initiate, inhibit or accelerate biological processes such as wound healing, inflammation, or pain management.
Low-level lasers deliver energy to the body in the form of non-thermal photons of light. Light is transmitted through the skin’s layers (the dermis, epidermis and the subcutaneous tissue or tissue fat under the skin) at all wavelengths in the visible range; however, light waves in the near infrared ranges penetrate the deepest of all light waves in the visible spectrum.
When low-level laser light waves enter deeply the skin, they optimize the immune responses of our blood. This delivers both anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects. Light disseminated to the blood in this way has positive effective throughout the whole body, supplying vital oxygen and energy to every cell.
K-Laser Therapy treatment increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area resulting in reduced inflammation, swelling and muscle spasm, stiffness and pain. This Cold Laser Therapy is proven to bio-stimulate tissue growth and repair.
The K-Laser energizes damaged cells to provide faster healing and increases circulation to the painful area, promoting a cascade of healing responses in your body, thereby decreasing inflammation and reducing or even eliminating your pain.
Treatments take just a few minutes; however, the therapeutic effects continue to soothe and heal long after you’ve left the office.
Each treatment is quick, drug-free, non-surgical, non-addictive, side effect-free, and completely pain-free.
At East Village Chiropractic, patient healing and pain relief are improved with the K-Laser therapeutic benefits:
- Accelerated healing, pain relief, and recovery.
- Deep soft tissue healing with up to 5″ of penetration.
- Reduces soft tissue inflammation and improves joint flexibility.
- Non-invasive and drug-free.
Cold Laser Therapy is FDA-approved and highly effective in addressing acute and chronic pain from musculoskeletal problems such as:
- Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel
- Herniated Disc pain symptoms
- Ligament Sprains
- Muscle Strain
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Tennis and Golf Elbow
Are there any side effects associated with Cold Laser treatment?
There are over 1500 published studies and none refer to any negative side effects of semi-conductor diode lasers at the 5mW range like the K-Laser, a powerful Class IV Deep Tissue Laser. Low-Level Lasers are safe, non-toxic and non-invasive. There are some necessary common sense precautions that need to be considered, like steering clear from pointing the laser beam directly into the eye and keeping it there, as this could damage the eye.
How long are the Cold Laser Manhattan treatments?
Cold Laser treatments in Manhattan can vary in time from seconds to minutes depending on the condition. It may be highly beneficial to treat at lower doses at multiple intervals then to treat a single time with a high dose.
Why do I need to wear safety glasses during my K-Laser treatment?
The K-Laser is a high-powered therapy laser. Laser light can be focused be the lens of your eye, and potentially cause damage to your retina. The safety glasses you wear block out the wavelengths of light produced by the K-Laser.
How will I feel after the K-Laser treatment?
You may feel pain relief after just the first K-Laser treatment. For other patients, it takes a while longer. Most patients report feeling very relaxed, or even tired. If you feel a lot less pain, bear in mind that pain reduction is just one goal. The K-Laser is giving your body’s cells more energy so they repair and regenerate new tissues. The effect of K-Laser Therapy treatments is cumulative. You will receive more benefit with successive treatments.
Should I use ice or pain relief gel after my K-Laser treatment?
One result of the K-Laser treatment is vasodilation, which means your blood and lymphatic vessels have achieved a larger diameter. This helps with inflammation reduction, but for some people the vasodilation can also make them sore. Use ice on the area, as directed by your doctor. You may use a pain relief gel.
How long does the Cold Laser NYC treatment last?
A Cold Laser NYC treatment plan may vary, depending on the condition. For example, an acute soft tissue injury or open wound may require multiple short treatments initially then the time between treatments will lengthen as the condition improves.
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