Cold Laser Therapy, also known as Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) uses a laser of specific wavelengths to help speed up the healing process within the body’s tissue. It is effective at reducing pain, swelling, and spasms for patients who deal with chronic and acute conditions, and can also help bring back former functionality.
Just like plants use light to create energy and grow, Cold Laser Therapy uses light to help heal. The light energy is able to reach a targeted area within the body by passing through the layers of skin, and is then absorbed by cells within the tissue. As the cells absorb the light energy, it begins the work of healing the damaged or injured tissue. This results in reduced pain, less inflammation, less edema, and faster healing times through intracellular metabolism.
During the treatment, Dr. Nuzzi will use a handheld device the size of a flashlight over the injured area. How long the device is used depends on the size of the area being treated and the dose needed to affect it. During the therapy, you will experience no pain--the laser doesn’t feel like much of anything, even though it’s reaching the deepest layers of your tissue.
Cold Laser Therapy can be used to treat chronic or acute conditions that involve injured muscles, ligaments, cartilage, and/or nerves. If you’ve suffered a sport injury or require rehabilitation, Cold Laser Therapy can be a great option to get you feeling like yourself faster. Additionally, people with these conditions often find Cold Laser Therapy to be an effective treatment option:
Dr. Nuzzi and her team can help you decide if Cold Laser Therapy is right for you. Because it’s painless and involves no risk, no side effects and significant results for pain management and reduction, patients who experience pain are often eager to give it a try. The first step is to contact Nuzzi Chiropractic Lifestyle Wellness Center for a complimentary consultation.
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