6 Interesting Facts About Cold Laser Therapy
Interesting Facts About Cold Laser Therapy:
Other Names – Cold Laser Therapy is also knows as, Photobiomodulation (PBM) Therapy , Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) , Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) or simply, Laser Therapy.
Cold Laser therapy Has Been Around Since The 60s.- although cold laser therapy sounds like a new technology it is actually around for more than 60 years now and was discovered by Hungarian physician and surgeon Endre Mester. Mester accidentally discovered that low-level ruby laser light could regrow hair during an attempt to replicate an experiment that showed that such lasers could reduce tumors in mice. The laser he was using was faulty and wasn’t as powerful as he thought; it failed to affect the tumors but he noticed that in the places where he had shaved the mice in order to do the experiments, the hair grew back faster on mice he treated compared with the placebos.
Cold Laser Therapy Is Actually Not Cold. – it is a common misnomer, It gained the name to signify the fact that it is not a cutting or burning laser and another name commonly used for this kind of therapy is Low Level Laser therapy.
Cold Laser For Post-operative Incision Healing. -increase the speed of healing specifically the surgical site and surrounding soft tissues. Cold Laser promotes also reduction of scarring on post-operative incision healing.
Cold Laser Therapy Does Not Wear Off Like Most Medicines, Electrical Stimulation, Heat or Ice. – When it reduces inflammation it stays away. It increases your body’s own healing power and enhances that process. True healing. If you don’t re-injure the area, the pain should not return. A great aspect of cold laser therapy is that chronic conditions can be controlled through regular, periodic treatments, while acute conditions almost always fade rapidly. Cold Laser is not only wonderful at reducing treatment time and its cost-effective as well.
Treatment Sessions Varies Between 30-90 Minutes Based On The Severity Of Your Condition. – An average of 10-15 treatments are recommended BUT this again, depends on the severity of the condition, like a complete tear of a rotator cuff tendon will need more treatments than an inflamed soft tissue. Some may experience improvement after three to four treatments. Acute conditions take between 8-10 treatments for complete alleviation of symptoms. Chronic conditions may require more treatments. Most acute inflammatory conditions respond to Cold Laser treatment immediately. You will need to follow precautions in order to avoid re-injury or the pain may return. Cold Laser treatment not only helps injured tissues and wounds heal faster, it also makes them stronger and less vulnerable to re-injury.
“Let Not Your Pain Hold You Back”