Cold Laser Therapy utilizes Low Laser Light Therapy (LLLT) to promote healing. It is called cold laser therapy because the level of laser light is low enough that it does not heat the body’s tissue. When the laser light is applied to the skin, the energy converts into chemical energy which initiates a series of reactions at the cellular level. This leads to the promotion of healing, improved cell proliferation, pain relief, and can even help to strengthen the immune system.
How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?
During cold laser therapy, low-level light is applied to a specific, targeted area on the patient’s body. Their body tissue absorbs the light causing a reaction that results in cell regeneration.
Each treatment takes only a few minutes and is pain-free. The patient will only feel the sensation of the laser touching their skin — there is no sound, vibration, pain, or heat. Cold laser therapy is most commonly used to relieve pain for a number of conditions including fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel, and arthritis, as well as for skin rejuvenation for conditions such as psoriasis or acne scarring.
Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy takes only minutes to perform, is pain-free, and relieves pain and promotes skin regeneration for many patients suffering from chronic conditions. It’s a completely non-invasive procedure with no recovery time and does not typically have any side effects. Cold laser therapy is ideal for patients who prefer to avoid taking pain medications.
Cold laser therapy can also be used to stimulate acupoints for patients who would like to try acupuncture, but are uncomfortable with needles.
Conditions Treatable With Cold Laser Therapy
- Sprains and strains
- Back, knee, and neck pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Muscle and joint pain
- Acne and acne scars
The Functional Medicine Center of Fort Collins
At the Functional Medicine Center of Fort Collins, we perform cold laser therapy for patients who are looking for pain relief without the use of medications and to help with skin rejuvenation for patients suffering from scars, burns, or other rashes. Cold laser therapy has been FDA-approved to treat a number of conditions and is completely safe when it is performed by a professional like those at the Functional Medicine Center of Fort Collins.
Cold laser therapy is a completely non-invasive and pain-free method that can help relieve pain from many chronic conditions so that the use of pain medication may no longer be necessary. Many of our clients come to us because the side effects of prescription medications can actually be worse than the symptoms of the condition being treated. With cold laser therapy, there are no side-effects and many patients find it as a better pain-relief option.
At the Functional Medicine Center of Fort Collins, we use cold laser therapy as one of our treatment options. We also provide chiropractic care, acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, and much more to help our clients find the right treatment or combination of treatments for their condition and ultimately improve their overall wellness.
We ensure that each client is treated as the individual they are. We understand that no two patients are exactly alike and that is why we make each individual a customized wellness plan for their specific needs and goals. We focus on overall wellness, rather than just treating the symptoms, which is why many people find relief at the Functional Medicine Center of Fort Collins when they have been unsuccessful elsewhere.
If you are interested in trying cold laser therapy or any of our other services, schedule a consultation at the Functional Medicine Center of Fort Collins to learn more about how we help our patients find relief from chronic conditions. Contact us today for more information.
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