Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy

Leading Chiropractor in Lee's Summit, Dr. Mitchell, may recommend Cold Laser Therapy as part of your treatment plan. This safe, non-invasive treatment can help you start you journey to wellness by alleviating pain and promoting healing. 


If you're interested in learning more, browse our FAQs below. Or if you have any questions, give us a call at  816-524-1212. Our friendly, professional staff will happily answer any questions!


What is Cold Laser or Light Therapy?

Cold laser treatments or “photobiomodulation”, uses specific wavelengths of light (red and near infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling.   


Cold Laser Therapy offers a therapeutic application of coherent, monochromatic light.

 

Four widely accepted therapeutic benefits of laser therapy are the following:

 

1) Biostimulation/Tissue Regeneration

 

2) Reduction of Inflammation

 

3) Pain reduction, either chronic or acute

 

4) Antibacterial and Antiviral

 

How Can Cold Laser Therapy Help?

 Therapeutic applications which have shown promising results based on studies include: 


  •  Acne 
  • Allergic Purpura 
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Arteriosclerosis / Atherosclerosis
  • Arthritis 
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 
  • Cerebral Palsy 
  • Dental Applications 
  • Diabetes 
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Headaches/Migraine
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Herpes 
  • Hypertension 
  • Hyperlipidemia 
  • Lymphedema 
  • Maxillofacial Disorders
  • Meniere’ s Disease
  • Nerve Regeneration 
  • Neuralgia Neuropathy 
  • Pain (Musculoskeletal, Myofascial, Nerve) 
  • Pancreatobiliary Disease 
  • Peyronie’s Disease
  • Prostatitis 
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Respiratory Disorders (Asthma, Bronchitis, Pleurisy, Pneumonia, Sinusitis, Tuberculosis)Scars
  • Skin Disorders
  • Sports Injuries 
  • Tendonitis 
  • Tinnitus
  • Wound Healing

Has Effectiveness been Demonstrated Scientifically?

 Yes. There are thousands of published studies demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of laser therapy. Among these, there are more than one hundred rigorously controlled, scientific studies that document the effectiveness of laser for many clinical conditions. 

What is The Power of Most Laser Therapy Devices?

 Low laser therapy devices are class III lasers whose powers range from 5 milliwatts to 500 milliwatts.  Our laser is a high-powered therapy device with power adjustable from 100 milliwatts to 15,000 milliwatts allowing for a wide range of treatment protocols. This power and penetration of our Laser system is not attainable with other cold laser  

How Many Cold Laser Therapy Sessions are Necessary?

 Usually ten to fifteen sessions are sufficient to achieve a treatment goal.  However, many patients note improvement in their condition in just one or two sessions. These sessions may be scheduled at two to three times per week for short duration treatment, or once or twice per week with longer treatment protocols.

Why is Cold Laser Therapy Better than Some Other Forms of Treatment?

It does not require the use of drugs or surgery, there are less side effects or risks, and it is quick and convenient. Studies have shown that it is equal to or more effective than other forms of physical therapy. 

What Does it Feel Like to Get a Cold Laser Therapy Treatment?

  You really don’t feel too much. There may be a slight warming sensation since the laser uses an infrared wavelength. Or you might feel a little tingly sensation – some people think this is due to the increase in cellular energy output, or the increase in cell membrane permeability.

What about Side Effects, or Other Risks?

Occasionally I have had a patient say there pain was slightly increased after a treatment. But remember – pain should be the ONLY judgment of your condition.  Increased pain my be due to an increase in localized blood flow, increased vascular activity, increased cellular activity, or a number of other effects. 

How Long Does each Cold Laser Therapy Treatment Take?

Most treatments take only a few minutes. Ranging from 10 - 20 minutes per session.

Will I Feel Better?

 Some patients feel improvement in their condition after the very first treatment. Sometimes you will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that nothing is happening. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.

Schedule an Appointment with Integrity Chiropractic

Your wellness journey starts here! Get in touch with Lee's Summit Chiropractor, Integrity Chiropractic today. Give us a call at  816-524-1212.