What Is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy is a treatment option for pain. Cold laser therapy is also known as low-level laser therapy, low-power laser therapy (LPLT), soft laser biostimulation, or photobiomodulation.
A Blair chiropractor at Midwest Chiropractic and Acupuncture uses the cold laser device, which is often the size of a flashlight, by aiming it at the skin. Photons emitted from the laser pass through the skin into deeper tissues (approximately 2 to 5 centimeters) such as muscles to provide pain relief. Because cold lasers do not produce heat, treatment doesn't hurt, and it is safe to use for pain treatment.
How Cold Laser Therapy Can Help You
Cold laser therapy is one treatment option to reduce pain from injuries and other hard-to-treat conditions such as:
- back pain
- temporomandibular disorder
- carpal tunnel
- diabetic neuropathy
- ligament sprains
Even dentists and skin care professionals have used cold lasers in their practices. It's thought to be effective because of anti-inflammatory effects that help to repair tissues and relieve pain. Research is being done to determine what other conditions might be treated with cold laser therapy. Cold laser therapy may also be used to maintain pain relief over time.
Your chiropractor may use cold laser therapy along with rehabilitative therapy to help improve conditions or heal injuries. Because of this, low-level laser therapy is often known as supplemental therapy.
In most cases, cold laser therapy is partially covered by insurance. Although it depends on your insurance provider, you might find prices are more affordable than anticipated.
Contact Us about Low-Level Laser Therapy
If you're considering cold laser therapy to treat pain or have any other questions about this treatment, we're happy to help. Call the team at Midwest Chiropractic and Acupuncture at (402) 426-9211 now.