An effective treatment for pain relief is cold laser therapy. This non-invasive, non-thermal, fast and painless treatment uses low-level lasers to heal and strengthen the tissue. Unlike surgical or aesthetic lasers, it does not cause your tissues to heat up. Cold laser therapy is sometimes called low-level laser therapy (LLLT), or low-power laser therapy (LPLT). Using this technology, a low-level light is applied directly to the problem area. The targeted tissue then absorbs the light, catalyzing a biological or chemical reaction at the cellular level to promote tissue regeneration. Treatment with a cold laser is completely noninvasive and painless. During the procedure, you’ll feel the device against your skin, but it creates no heat, sound, or vibration. A treatment typically is short and takes only a few minutes.
Cold laser therapy is used for pain relief for a number of conditions. The major uses of cold laser therapy are tissue repair and relief from pain and inflammation. It is also used in the treatment of minor injuries and sprains and is helpful in reducing swelling and promoting the healing of the joints and soft tissue.
There are numerous situations where cold laser therapy can be beneficially applied. In cases of minor injuries and sprains, cold laser therapy speeds the healing process. Also, inflammatory conditions, acute and chronic pain, fibromyalgia, wound healing, and skin rejuvenation all improve with the clinical application of cold laser therapy.