Cold laser therapy is a cutting-edge medical treatment offered at Atlas Medical Center, designed to address neck and back conditions. Using low-level laser technology, this non-invasive therapy alleviates pain, promotes healing, and improves overall well-being. Discover how cold laser therapy can offer a safe and effective solution for those seeking pain relief.
The Ultimate Non-Invasive Pain Relief Technique
Cold laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), involves using low-intensity lasers that emit specific wavelengths of light to stimulate cellular activity and promote healing. By targeting the affected area, these gentle yet powerful lasers penetrate the skin without generating heat. Cold laser therapy has shown promising results in treating musculoskeletal conditions, including neck and back pain, arthritis, sprains, and strains. It is a drug-free alternative that accelerates tissue repair, reduces inflammation, and provides lasting relief.
Conditions Treated With Cold Laser Therapy:
- Neck and back pain
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Facet joint dysfunction
- Whiplash injuries
- Sports injuries, such as sprains and strains
- Post-surgical pain and inflammation
- Musculoskeletal conditions
How Cold Laser Therapy Works
When low-intensity laser light is applied to the targeted area, the photons of light are absorbed by the mitochondria within the cells, which enhances their energy production and metabolism. This increase in cellular energy leads to various benefits, including improved blood flow, reduced inflammation, accelerated tissue repair, and the release of endorphins, which help alleviate pain. Cold laser therapy also influences nerve function, allowing for decreased nerve sensitivity and reduced pain signals sent to the brain.
Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy:
- Pain relief and reduced inflammation
- Accelerated tissue repair
- Improved blood circulation
- Enhanced cellular metabolism
- Non-invasive and painless
- Minimal side effects
- Drug-free treatment option
- Increased range of motion
- Can be used alongside other treatments
- Short treatment sessions
- Suitable for various age groups
- Safe and well-tolerated
What Happens During Cold Laser Therapy?
During a cold laser therapy session, you will be comfortably positioned while the therapist applies a handheld device emitting low-intensity laser light to the targeted area. The duration of each session ranges from a few minutes to around 20 minutes, depending on the condition being treated. You may feel a soothing warmth or tingling sensation during the treatment, but cold laser therapy is generally painless and well-tolerated. Multiple sessions may be required for optimal results, and your healthcare provider will discuss the recommended treatment plan.
The Recovery Process After Cold Laser Therapy
After a cold laser therapy session, most individuals experience minimal side effects and can resume their daily activities immediately. The treatment is non-invasive, so there is no downtime or recovery period required. Some individuals may experience mild side effects, such as slight soreness or redness in the treated area, but these typically subside quickly. The duration and number of sessions needed may vary depending on the condition being treated, and your healthcare provider will guide you on the recommended treatment plan.
Schedule Your Consultation
Atlas Medical Center offers a range of non-surgical regenerative therapies that go beyond the long-term reliance on pharmaceutical painkillers or invasive surgical procedures. If you’re seeking conservative therapies to relieve pain and improve mobility, we can help. Our treatments harness the body’s natural ability to repair itself, promoting healing and long-lasting results. Schedule a consultation at our convenient locations in Irving and Fort Worth, and discover how our personalized approach can help you regain your quality of life.