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Billions of photons of light are sent directly into the affected area of your body during laser therapy. In order to repair damage to tissue, your body transforms the light into chemical energy by absorbing it at the cellular level. Repairing tissue damage allows your body to regenerate and heal without requiring surgery. Inflammation and pain decrease when tissue damage is repaired.

What are the benefits of Laser Therapy?

Doctors, dentists, physical therapists, and other medical professionals use cold laser or puled laser therapy in a variety of ways. The main uses for cold laser therapy are tissue repair and relief from pain and inflammation:

Minor Injuries and Sprains

Cold laser or pulsed laser therapy is often used in sports medicine and physical therapy practices to treat minor injuries and sprains, such as:
  • ligament sprains
  • muscle strains
  • tendonitis
  • bursitis
  • tennis elbow
  • neck pain
  • lower back pain
  • knee pain
  • pain associated with muscle spasms
In addition, it helps reduce swelling and promotes healing of joints and soft tissues. Cold lasers are used by inflammation dentists to treat inflamed tissues in the mouth and heal ulcerations. It is used to treat inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other chronic autoimmune diseases.

Aches and Pains

Pain clinics use pulsed lasers or cold lasers to treat acute or chronic pain from conditions such as fibromyalgia and carpal tunnel syndrome. Cold laser therapy is used by acupuncturists and other healthcare professionals for clients who are uncomfortable with needles. Low-level laser beams work similarly to needles in stimulating acupoints, but without piercing your skin.

Is Cold Laser Therapy Right for You?

Cold laser therapy is becoming increasingly popular in traditional medicine as well as in complementary or alternative medicine. Under the supervision of a doctor or qualified practitioner, cold laser therapy is considered safe. In addition, it doesn’t cause any pain or discomfort. It also doesn’t require any preparation or medication.

Thus, cold laser therapy shouldn’t be used on cancerous lesions or carcinomas. It should also not be used on the thyroid or eyes at home. Pregnant women should avoid cold laser therapy since its effects on unborn children are unknown.
Time may be a drawback of this therapy. Cold laser therapy only takes a few minutes each, but you cannot gauge its effectiveness until after a month (with as many as four treatments a week). Insurance may not cover it either.

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