Cold Laser Therapy
What is Cold Laser therapy?
Light or photon energy with the unique property of being able to penetrate up to two inches below the skin surface causing an increase in cellular metabolism with no tissue damage whatsoever.
What is Cold Laser being used to treat?
Cold Laser is being used to treat a variety of painful and inflamed conditions of the soft tissues and joints such as carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, back pain, sport injuries.
Will I feel anything?
No, the therapy is painless and totally non-invasive.
Is Cold Level Therapy safe?
Yes, the FDA has ruled that the therapy is safe. The only contraindication (warning) is for use directly in the eye.
Is the laser FDA approved?
Yes, the laser was approved on Feb. 11, 2002 for the treatment & management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Other Terms used for Cold Laser:
LLLT ( Low Level Laser Therapy ) is the dominant term in use today. In the literature LPLT ( Low Power Laser Therapy ) is also frequently used. " Therapeutic laser ", " low level laser " or " low power laser ", " low-energy laser " are also used for laser therapy. The term " soft laser " was originally used to differentiate therapeutic lasers from " hard lasers ", i.e. surgical lasers. Several different designations then emerged, such as " MID laser " and " medical laser ". " Biostimulating laser " is another term, with the disadvantage that one can also give inhibiting doses. The term " bioregulating laser " has thus been proposed. Other suggested names are " low-reactive-level laser ", "low-intensity-level laser", " photobiostimulation laser " and " photobiomodulation laser.