Can cold laser therapy be used to treat things like knee and back pain? First, let’s cover what cold laser therapy is and how it works.

Cold laser therapy is essentially a low-intensity type of laser therapy that stimulates healing by reducing pain and inflammation deep within a certain area of the body. This techinique gets its name “cold” laser therapy because of its low levels of light compared to other types of laser treatments.

How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?

When your chiropractor performs a cold laser therapy procedure, different wavelengths of low-level light and energy are applied directly to the targeted area through a device. The red and near-infrared light cause a reaction, and the cells of the affected area respond with a physiological reaction that promotes regeneration.

Unlike other forms of laser treatments, cold laser therapy doesn’t heat or cut your skin at all. You will feel the laser device touching your skin, but the procedure is virtually painless and non-invasive and it only takes a few minutes.

What Conditions Can Cold Laser Therapy Treat?

Cold laser therapy can be used to treat many different conditions, but its main use is for tissue repair, injury rehabilitation, and pain relief from inflammation.

Here are some of the symptoms and conditions that can be treated by cold laser therapy:

  • Knee Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sports Injuries

The Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy

Some of the pros of using cold laser therapy are:

  • It’s a drug-free alternative to opiods for those looking to treat chronic pain
  • It’s a non-invasive, painless procedure
  • There are few side effects

Is Cold Laser Therapy Right For You?

Cold laser therapy is one option among many treatments for those looking for pain relief. It’s a great choice for those who want to avoid surgery or drugs.

Although there are at-home devices out there, this treatment is considered safest when performed by a qualified medical practitioner. If you’re interested in exploring your options, contact Imperium Health Center today and let’s chat!