The technique is called “cold” laser therapy because the low levels of light aren’t enough to heat your body’s tissue. At Weddington Chiropractic Wellness Center, our Class IV Lumix and MR4 Multi Radiance machines are effective methods for healing. Using non-invasive painless treatments, these enhanced technology units safely penetrate specific super pulsed frequency of light waves to heal damaged tissue in a matter of minutes.
Cold laser therapy is most commonly used in professional, collegiate, and Olympic level athletics. In our office, we use cold laser therapy for patients who have a focal point of injury or pain.
How It Works
When our cells are chemically damaged, they signal the pain response of our central nervous system. Laser energy excites our cells by transmitting healing light through the skin and into the deeper affected area. Once the light reaches the ATP in the cells of the body, they promote the healing process. The healing process can occur in all tissue including muscles, ligaments, and even bone. Laser therapy light can ignite the production of enzymes, stimulate mitochondria, increase vasodilation and lymphatic drainage, and elevate collagen formation substances to prevent the formation of scar tissue.
How Long Does It Take?
The treatment is less than 15 minutes and depending on the chronicity or level of injury, results can be seen within 3-12 visits with on occasion, periodic maintenance follow ups. We suggest the twelve-session package for optimal results. Our laser therapy is included as one of the several wellness plans we offer for your economical convenience.