Cold-laser therapy is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue.
Cold-laser therapy or low-level laser therapy (LLLT) accelerates the healing process when laser photons enter the tissue, which is absorbed by light-sensitive molecules in the cell, which are called chromophores. These chromophores convert energy into other forms of energy that can be used by the cell. Effects of this treatment include improved circulation and increased ATP synthesis, which enhances normal cell functions.
During a cold-laser session, a physician reviews the case and diagnosis. Then, the physician selects which frequencies of laser to use and which tissues of the body to treat. A laser diode is positioned to apply energy to the affected muscles, organs or nerves. Typically, the laser is applied for 6 to 20 minutes, which varies based on the number of areas being treated.
Cold-Laser and LED Light Therapy is available at the Neil Riordan Center.
Cold-Laser and LED Light Therapy can help with: