Improve cell function to alleviate pain.
What is it?
Cold laser therapy, also called low level laser therapy (LLLT), uses a painless laser at a specific wavelength known to improve cell function. Healthy cells operate at a specific frequency, determined by the mitochondria, the cell’s energy factory where metabolism takes place. Damaged cells at the site of your pain or inflammation are not functioning at their proper frequency, and a treatment with a cold laser stimulates the mitochondria to heal the damaged tissue.
It’s not unlike how plants require light at a specific wavelength — ultraviolet, or UV — to produce energy and grow.
What do we use it for?
The cold laser is very effective for alleviating pain and inflammation in smaller joints, such as the wrist, elbow or jaw. We incorporate cold laser therapy into our treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome and TMJ.