Cold Laser Therapy Utilizes Non-Invasive, Painless Light to Alleviate Pain and Accelerate the Healing Process
Cold Laser Therapy in Tulsa: Cold Laser Therapy has been successfully used around the world for over 25 years. Dr. Boos became acquainted with it while he was chiropractor on staff at Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
Dr. Boos consulted with fellow CTCA staff member, Dr. Laurence Altshuler, on the potential benefits of Low Level Laser Therapy (“cold” laser or LLLT) and determined to provide LLLT to his patients in his private practice. Dr. Altshuler has been conducting FDA-directed research on LLLT since 1984 and after Dr. Boos interviewed Dr. Altshuler about the research supporting cold laser therapy on his weekly radio show, Dr. Boos became convinced cold laser could assist, but not replace, chiropractic care.
What is Cold Laser Therapy and How Does it Work?
Cold laser therapy is a painless, sterile, non-invasive, drug-free therapy which is used to treat a variety of pain syndromes, injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions and pathologies. Cold laser is particularly useful when healing is slow to occur. Cold laser has been used to successfully treat pain, neuropathies (numbness and tingling of limbs), help with fatigue associated with cancer and other illnesses, and edema. It produces collagen to speed healing of musculo-skeletal inflammation and is used to avoid surgery and help reduce conditions that are difficult to treat with conventional means. Additionally, cold laser does not interact with other treatments or medications.
aser therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light to treat painful and debilitating conditions. Laser therapy is also known as Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) and is a form of photobiomodulation. Hargrave Chiropractic offers laser pain management in the Lafayette area. Low light laser therapy is currently being used in 70 countries as well as by Harvard Medical School, NASA researchers, the US Navy and a multitude of Professional Sports Organizations in addition to our clinic.
Common Conditions Laser Therapy Helps
- Sports Injuries
- Back Pain & Neck Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Knee Pain
- Arthritis & Tendinitis
Cold Laser Therapy Promotes Naturally Healing
When a patient comes in for their sessions, low-level light is applied directly to the problem areas. The tissue absorbs the light and the body has a natural reaction to red and near infrared light. This reaction can affect damaged cells that helps promote their regeneration. The laser is not cold, but it is called cold laser therapy because the low levels of light are not enough to heat the body’s tissue.
During the procedure, patients can feel the device against their skin but it creates no heat, sound or vibration. It is completely noninvasive and painless. Most of the time, one treatment will take only a few minutes. Patients may see results after their first session but it depends on their unique condition. Dr. Boos will work with each patient to formulate the best treatment route to manage their pain.