Cold Laser Therapy

What is cold laser therapy?

Cold laser therapy utilizes low levels of light to trigger healing. The procedure reduces swelling and pain while increasing functionality and reducing spasms. Cold laser therapy┬áhas an antiedema effect, causing vasodilation, the activation of the lymphatic drainage system, which helps to drain swollen areas. Cold laser therapy is also referred to as soft laser therapy, low power laser therapy and low level laser therapy. It’s used on patients suffering from chronic or acute conditions.

How does cold laser therapy work?

Low level wavelengths of light are applied directly to the problem area. As the tissue absorbs the light, the wavelengths create a biological reaction to the red and infrared light improving regeneration. Cold laser therapy creates no sound, vibration or heat and it’s a painless procedure that takes only a few minutes. It’s safe, cost-effective, nontoxic and noninvasive.

Who benefits from cold laser therapy?

Patients with:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Back pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Muscle strain
  • Ligament sprains
  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Inflammation
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Wound healing

If you’re interested in cold laser therapy, please call Physical Healthcare of Jacksonville at 904-645-0777 to schedule a complimentary consultation.