Cold laser therapy is a safe and effective treatment
designed to treat chronic pain and improve mobility. Cold laser is the
application of light at the non visible end of the spectrum. By applying
this light to damaged areas of the body, we can trigger the natural
Cold laser therapy is very effective in the treatment of sports injuries, and is used by many professional teams to treat their athletes.
Areas Treated By Cold Laser
- Connective tissues
- Dermal tissues
How Does Cold Laser Work?
Cold laser treats injuries by accomplishing three separate goals.
- A Reduction in inflammation
- A Reduction in pain
- The Acceleration of tissue repair
After an injury the body undergoes reactions meant to protect the damaged area while it repairs. One such reaction is inflammation of the injured area. Inflammation is the body’s way of telling us to remove the stimuli that are causing it damage. Although its initial purpose is to help treat the body, inflammation can stay around longer than needed causing a burning pain. Cold laser therapy has been shown to reduce inflammation by increasing the amount anti-inflammatory compounds in the body.
Cold laser therapy can also reduce the amounts of agents that cause inflammation. This is useful while treating inflammation related diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Cold laser treatment stimulates an increase in the body’s production of beta-endorphins. Beta-endorphins are part of a unique group of chemicals known as peptides. Peptides are molecules that the brain uses to communicate with the rest of the body. Beta-endorphins affect the receptors of the brain that cause pain producing an analgesic effect.
Cold laser therapy increases the production of ATP (adeno-triphosphate) within the body. ATP is the chemical energy contained within a cell that allows it to complete work. When the amount of ATP is increased, cells can do their job faster and more efficiently. By increasing the Amount of ATP cold laser therapy makes the cells heal faster; decreasing the overall healing time of an injury.
If you have recently suffered an injury and are interested in cold laser therapy contact our Scottsdale clinic today.