Low level laser therapy, also known as cold laser is a pain free modality used to treat a variety of acute and chronic conditions. The light goes through the skin and is absorbed by receptors in your cells. Absorption of light by the receptor increases energy, protein repair, cell growth, oxygen, and blood flow. Increased energy, growth, oxygen, and blood means faster healing. Injured areas tend to have comprised energy, oxygen, and blood, so by increasing these you can start the process of healing and do so even faster.
At Mile High Spine and Sport We use a low level laser made by Erchonia. Erchonia has been manufacturing lasers for longer than any laser company out there and has the most research supporting lasers and their use for a variety of acute and chronic conditions. For more about Erchonia please go to www.erchonia.com
High Level laser therapy or heat lasers are also used in many rehabilitative clinics, however since these lasers produce heat they cannot be used as long or as often. They also have to be avoided in acute concannot be used on certain areas on the body. Heat lasers also require protective eyewear. Low level laser or cold lasers can be used immediately on acute conditions, can be used more frequently, more often, or for longer durations than heat lasers without the side effects. The cold lasers can also be used anywhere on the body without side effects except directly in the eyes. Eyewear or protective clothing is not needed for use with cold lasers since heat is not produced.
The best part about Erchonia’s cold laser is that it is pain free with no side effects!!