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Cold Laser Therapy

What does cold laser therapy do?

cold laser treating shoulder pain

Cold laser therapy is the application of red and near infrared light over an injured area to improve soft tissue healing and relieve both chronic and acute pain. Non-heat producing or ‘cold’ laser light energy directs light energy to the body’s cells without injuring them. Cold laser light dramatically boosts the body’s natural healing response.

Dr. Bajor had a freak trampoline injury where he ruptured both of his patellar tendons completely. He had emergency surgery, over 50 staples, had his legs immobilized for two weeks where he couldn’t bend them. Right from the beginning he did cold laser on them and was back to work in 5 weeks! Watch the video to see the dramatic changes in just two weeks!

How does it work?

  • relieves acute and chronic pain
  • reduces swelling
  • promotes faster wound healing and clot formation
  • aids in generating new and healthy cells and tissue
  • aids in developing collagen and muscle tissue
  • stimulates nerve function
  • stimulates the immune system
  • increases blood supply and the speed, quality, and tensile strength of tissue repair
picture explaining the effect of cold laser on tissue

Cold laser is not painful. Low level lasers are used to stimulate tissue repair and healing and do not generate perceivable heat. Therefore, when a laser contacts the skin, the patient experiences no warmth or burning as a result of the laser. Most people feel nothing while a few may feel a slight tingling during the treatment.

What do I expect and how long will it take?

To start, a patient usually comes in for a treatment approximately three times a week. The number of treatments can range anywhere from 3 to 20, depending on the nature and severity of the condition. Each session takes anywhere between 5 to 25 minutes, depending on what part of the body we are treating.

Laser therapy works with or without chiropractic care. However, it can be a beneficial additive to chiropractic care and can be received on the same day as you adjustment.

Cold laser therapy is covered under regular chiropractic care for insurance purposes.