Cold Laser Therapy


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Overview

Cold laser therapy is fairly new type of treatment. It uses the power of light to provide debilitated cells with energy. Traditional hot laser treatments would often cause pain because they wouldn't allow any of the heat building up in the tissue to dissipate. Cold laser devices don't allow any heat build up by activating and deactivating the laser at a rapid rate. Our cold laser machine is manufactured by Theralase. Therelase is based in Canada and is one of the only companies producing cold laser machines.

Indications

Cold laser therapy's unique properties make it a very effective solution to specific conditions. For instance, cold laser therapy is a very effective treatment for patients dealing with neuropathy as it's able to reduce inflammation. We most often use cold laser to treat the conditions listed below as well as others.

How it works

Theralase's cold laser technology works by firing two different laser wavelengths simultaneously in a repetitive power cycle. 660nm visible red and 905nm super-pulsed near infrared are the two wavelengths of laser diodes used. These wavelengths used together are able to provide three benefits. First, the 660nm laser diode revives cells by encouraging the mitochondria to accelerate the transformation of glucose to energy (ATP). Second, the 905nm laser diode lessens inflammation by activating the flow of nitric oxide into the injured area. This process causes the lymphatic system to become more porous making it easier to reabsorb the interstitial fluid causing the inflammation. Third and finally, the 905nm laser diode reduces pain by increasing the porosity of the cell membrane found in nerve cells. Increasing the porosity of the cell membrane makes it easier for nerve cells to expel potassium ions and absorb sodium ions.


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After being prescribed laser, the initial treatment begins.
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Patients return every week for typically eight treatments.
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By the end of the treatments, often, the condition will have been resolved.