Cold laser therapy (also known as LLLT – Low Level Laser Therapy) is a type of therapy designed to reduce pain and inflammation, and repair tissue. The treatment encourages the body’s natural healing ability, which may have been hindered through tissue damage, by stimulating the mitochondria and encouraging the cells to produce more ATP.
During the treatment, a small device emitting visible nonthermal lasers is placed over the target area. LLLT can stimulate all types of cells, including muscle, ligaments, nerves, and cartilage. This works like photosynthesis in plants, it is absorbed and interacts with the body’s cells. The treatment boosts the body’s natural healing ability by exciting the mitochondria and encouraging the cells to produce more ATP.
Cold laser therapy is an FDA approved treatment for low back pain and plantar fasciitis. There is no recovery time and no side effects which makes LLLT an effective treatment for symptoms such as acute and chronic pain, meridian therapy, inflammation, sinus problems, and more.
There is little to no sensation during the course of the treatment. The low levels of light penetrate the tissue without heating or damaging the skin and the whole process is completely heat and pain free.