Cold Laser Therapy

Root Medical

Regenerative Medicine & Chiropractic Care located in Vernal, UT

Cold laser therapy is a relatively new technology compared to many alternative therapies like acupuncture (which has been used since 8000-3500 B.C.), chiropractic (since 1895) and physical therapy. Many alternative medicine practices are evolving to include laser therapy. Recent innovations in low-level lasers now make it possible for practitioners or consumers to own high quality cold laser equipment. The first cold laser was FDA cleared in 2001. Cold lasers are sometimes called Low Level Lasers (LLL) or soft lasers.

Cold Laser Therapy Q & A

In general, cold lasers can be used in 2 distinct ways:

  • Targeting acupuncture trigger points (similar to acupuncture but without the needles).
  • Treatment of damaged tissue, muscle and bone with Cold laser to reduce pain and stimulate healing.

Cold Laser therapy offers a non-intrusive option to acupuncture and surgery. It also provides a non-addicting treatment that eliminates the complications of long-term drug treatment programs. Cold lasers are FDA cleared and widely used for treatment of:

  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle strain
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Back pain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  •  Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Sinusitis
  • Allergies
  • Headache
  • Scar Tissue
  • Inflammation
  • Bell's palsy
  • Constipation
  • Candida
  • Cold and Flu
  • Eczema/Rashes
  • TMJ
  • Paresthesia (numbness)
  • Post-op (wound healing)
  • Lymphatic (with precursor)
  • Infection
  • Anxiety
  • Bed wetting
  • Bronchitis
  • Burns
  • Ear Ache
  • Hormone Balance

Healing With Cold Lasers

The cold laser produces an impulse of light at a specific wavelength (usually 600 to 980nm) that minimizes reflection and scattering but maximizes absorption of the energy (in photons) at a desired depth. Erchonia Low Level Laser is the only company with a product that operate between those wavelengths.

Over 4000 studies have been conducted in recent years to validate the effectiveness of cold laser therapy. Cold laser treatment systems have been cleared by the FDA.

Benefit of Cold Lasers

  • Easy to apply
  • Extremely safe
  • Non-Toxic
  • Non-Invasive
  • No side effects or pain
  • Cost effective for both the practitioner and patient
  • Highly effective in treating ailments (more than 90% efficacy)
  • Superior alternative to analgesics, NSAID's and other medications
  • Reduces the need for surgery
  •  Works synergistically with other modalities like Chiropractic, Acupuncture, and PT

General Therapeutic Laser Biological Effects

Increased Cell Growth: Laser photons accelerate cellular reproduction and growth.

Increased Metabolic Activity: Photons initiate a higher output of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells and thus greater production of the basic food source for cells, Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP).

Faster Wound Healing: Cold laser photons stimulate fibroblast development and accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue.

Anti-Inflammatory Action: Laser photons reduce swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints resulting in enhanced joint mobility.

Increased Vascular Activity: Laser photons induce temporary vasodilation that increases blood flow to effected areas.

Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation: Laser photons reduce the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from: cuts, scratches, burns or post surgery.

Stimulated Nerve Function: Laser photon exposure speeds the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas back to life.

Pain Reduction: Almost all systems have a mode of operation specifically designed to reduce pain.