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What is Cold Laser Therapy? – Loveland, Fort Collins

Cold Laser Therapy in Loveland

Many patients have heard about the many beneficial effects of Low Level Laser Therapy (AKA: Cold Laser, Therapeutic laser, LLLT) but are not familiar with what laser therapy is. 

When you combine Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and Cold Laser Therapy you can knock down the walls of pain and suffering and begin your journey towards healing.

It does not matter if it is a new injury, an old injury or condition, Laser Therapy can help start or accelerate your process of healing, and it can do it naturally without the use of drugs or surgery. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cold Laser? 

Laser is light amplification at specific wavelengths that have been scientifically proven to create healing properties in human cells. Like a plant cell uses sunlight for growth and health, human cells have been shown to respond to light in a similar way. 

Are All Lasers the Same? 

No. There are heavily researched wavelengths and doses of laser light that have been shown to be the most therapeutic and safest. Research demonstrates that lasers in the range of 630 – 830 nM and doses levels ranging from 0.5 – 10 J/cm2 to be the ideal “sweet spot” for optimal health benefits. This is the reason why the doctors at Laser & Chiropractic Center of the Rockies only use lasers that meet these specific requirements. 

Are Cold Lasers Safe? 

Yes. When used in the ranges mentioned above lasers are one of the safest devices currently used in healthcare. They are non-ionizing, non-thermal, non-invasive, non- toxic applications so you do not receive any harmful byproducts. When lasers get too powerful, they serve a different purpose such as surgical lasers. These are not “cold lasers.” The only tissues that Class 2 lasers are contraindicated with are directly onto the retina. 

What Can Cold Lasers Help With? 

Research has shown lasers to be helpful in almost every tissue of the human body including brain, muscle, bone, cartilage, and ligaments. They can:

Stimulate nerve function and growth
Decrease pain
Stimulate antioxidant pathways
Decrease inflammation
Stimulate new blood flow
Speed up recovery time
Increase blood flow
Decrease scar tissue formation
Promote wound healing

Lasers have been shown to be safer and more effective than many drugs and surgeries. 

Does Cold Laser Therapy Hurt? 

No. Cold laser does not give ANY perception. The only sensory perception the patient has is if the laser is used with other modalities like electrical stimulation. What are the differences between lasers and regular red-light sources? Although red light does range in the same wavelengths as cold laser, there are differences. Red light is just scattered photons of energy that are not easily absorbed into the body. Red light therapies do have some therapeutic value on the surface (like burn healing), but they do not have penetration and downstream tissue effects like parallel, coherent waves from true laser diodes. 

What is Cold Laser Therapy? – Loveland, Fort Collins

Will I Receive Just Laser Therapy? 

We may offer Laser Therapy as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with other modalities and therapies. During your initial consultation, you will receive various treatments options based on your needs and exam findings.