Cold Laser Therapy is a type of treatment that applies a light which is in a strength similar to the warming rays of the sun which is infrared light waves. It is called cold laser but it actually is a warming light much like an infrared sauna.
The effect on injured tissues is that inflammation is decreased and pain is relieved.
The result of laser treatment is generally diminished pain, reduced inflammation, decreased edema, faster healing times and increased strength of repaired tissues. Laser therapy heals a wide range of conditions including: soft tissue injuries (muscle, ligament and tendon), degenerative conditions, arthritic issues, and neurogenic conditions
Laser treatment is painless and may result in warmth when applied to an injured tissue.
There is a specific light range and intensity for different conditions and using the exact frequency and length of treatment can increase the benefit to an injured tissue whether it is a whiplash injury or a knee sprain. Laser treatment can also help with TMJ pain and is very effective to reduce muscle spasms and allow the TMJ to relax.
The treatment time is usually complete in a matter of a few minutes and the effect of the laser treatment can last for several days. It is recommended that laser treatment for some chronic pain conditions be done several times a week for optimal results.