Are you looking for an alternative way to heal your pain from sprains, strains, or inflammation? If so, cold laser therapy at Symmetria Integrative Medical in our Arlington clinic and our Marysville clinic may be right for you. Cold laser therapy is a safe, non-invasive therapy that uses low-level laser wavelengths to prompt your body's own healing process.
Understanding Cold Laser
Cold laser therapy is a technique that stimulates healing through the use of low-level light that isn't intense enough to heat your body. This therapy is also known as:
- Low-level laser therapy (LLLT)
- Low-power laser therapy (LPLT)
- Soft laser biostimulation
To perform the therapy, the Symmetria Integrative Medical team applies a handheld laser device to your skin on the targeted area, where it moves through your dermis all the way to the tissue fat under your skin. There, your body tissue absorbs the light.
As your skin takes in red and near-infrared light, it reacts to it, breaking up scar tissue, while prompting damaged cells to begin healing themselves.
To reach different tissues, the team adjusts the wavelengths that the cold laser emits. The team at Symmetria Integrative Medical uses cold laser therapy to treat things like:
- Ligament sprains
- Muscle strains
- Tennis elbow
- Knee pain
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis and other types of inflammation
- Hard to heal wounds
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Skin problems
Skin problems that you can treat with cold laser therapy include:
- Acne and acne scars
Cold therapy also reduces pain and swelling, including pain from muscle spasms.
Does cold laser therapy hurt?
Cold laser therapy is painless. Unlike many other laser and light treatments, cold laser therapy produces neither heat, sound, nor vibrations.
The length of treatment depends on the size of the area you're treating and the type of condition you're treating.
Is cold laser therapy a good choice for me?
Cold laser works well for countless individuals suffering from chronic and acute conditions and pain. Cold laser therapy may be a good choice for you if you are:
- Interested in noninvasive treatment for your pain and inflammation
- Seeking a complementary treatment to your traditional treatment
- Interested in speeding up healing of a minor injury
Note that you can't perform cold laser therapy on cancerous lesions or carcinomas. You should also avoid cold laser therapy if you're pregnant.
If pain or minor injuries are holding you back, cold laser therapy may be the answer you're seeking. Get one step closer to relief and healing today by scheduling an appointment with Symmetria Integrative Medical over the phone today.