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  • Writer's pictureDr. Daniel Keadle

What Is “Cold Laser”?

Updated: Dec 20, 2021

Low-Level Laser Therapy aka Cold Laser is used to treat a multitude of conditions that require stimulation of healing, relief of pain and inflammation, and restoration of function. Although many patients do experience some warmth in the area of treatment, it is considered a "cold" laser because it is not intense enough to do any physical damage. The actual laser itself is really a beam of infrared light and is completely pain free.

When the photons of light are absorbed by the soft tissue, we see an increase in electron transport, nitric oxide release, blood flow, reactive oxygen species increase, and diverse signaling pathways are activated. Stem cells can be activated, allowing increased tissue repair and healing. In layman's terms, the cold laser stimulates a healing response in the injured or damaged areas.

The other major benefit of cold laser is that there are essentially zero side effects to treatment and there are only a small handful of pre-existing conditions that would prevent you from utilizing the treatment.

Cold Laser has been used to treat a variety of conditions, but in our office, these are some of the most “popular” ones:

  • Tendonitis

  • Bursitis

  • Chronic Back Pain

  • Ankle Sprains

  • Tennis & Golfer Elbow

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • TMJ/Jaw Pain

  • Arthritis

  • ...and many other inflammatory conditions

If you are struggling with any of these issues, we’d love to teach you more about cold laser and set you up on a treatment plan. Most people see positive results in as few as 5-6 sessions. It is an amazing tool that, in conjunction with chiropractic care, provides amazing and affordable results!

If you’d like to learn more, check out this video!

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