Cold Laser Therapy is an adjunctive modality available at Spark Chiropractic.
LLLT — Low level laser therapy, otherwise known as soft laser or cold laser is a form of light therapy used to stimulate healing.
How does this work?
Using laser therapy, light energy units or photons are directed to damaged cells. The consenses of experts is that the photons, absorbed by the cells through laser therapy, stimulate the mitochondria of the cell to accelerate production of ATP. This biochemical increase in cell energy is used to help transform cells from a state of illness to a stable, healthy state.
What conditions benefit from laser?
The short answer is muscle, tendon, ligament and joint conditions. The more detailed answer includes chronic and acute management of:
- Frozen shoulder
- Wrist arthritis
- Hip arthritis and pain
- Hip tendonitis
- Knee joint injuries
- Achilles tendonitis
- Heal/calcaneal spurs
- Elbow joint injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Plantar fasciitis
- Biceps tendonitis
*Note: This is a partial list. Both acute and chronic conditions respond to laser.
Summary of the benefits of laser treatment:
- Accelerates pain relief
- Controls/decreases inflammation and edema
- Speeds healing and recovery
- Increases joint flexibility
- Drug free