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At our Atlanta cold laser therapy clinic, we use Microlight lasers functioning at 830 nanometer wavelengths to reduce inflammation and increase the speed of the healing process.
Most patients come in to treat some form of pain symptom, whether that is from back pain and neck pain, knee pain, elbow or shoulder pain, or even small joints and injuries on the feet and hands. Another condition that responds excellently to cold laser therapy is unwanted scar tissues, which can build up over past injuries.
Why does cold laser therapy work?
Pain from injuries and scar tissue is often a symptom of swelling and what is called "inflammation." Inflammation is actually one of the four stages of the healing process.
So, why is it that Time Magazine's front cover once read "Inflammation: The Secret Killer" of Americans, and why can you do about it?
To understand inflammation better, consider what happens when you twist your ankle: it swells, aches, turns colors and doesn't move properly.
Despite that being an annoying process, it is actually your body's way of healing. It immobilizes the areas, so you use it less. It swells with fluid meant to bring vital nutrients to the area and remove waste materials. It turns purple with great blood flow to the area.
The problem with inflammation is when it doesn't go away. That is where our Atlanta cold laser therapy clinic comes to help.
What is cold laser therapy
Cold laser therapy uses low-level laser light therapy at a specific wavelength to reduce inflammation and increase the speed of healing in the body, by exciting the cells of the body and increase their turnover rate at an injury site.
You feel absolutely nothing using cold laser therapy. These types of lasers are classified as Class 3b lasers. As you increase the intensity and power of the laser, they tend to generate heat. These lasers are called Class 4 lasers, and we have these at our offices as well.
history on the use of cold laser therapy in health care
It has been in use since the late 1960’s and is technically known as photobiomodulation. The first reported cases of cold laser therapy involved its use on slow healing ulcers. This laser biostimulation was performed with low powered laser beams that produced non-thermal (non-heat producing) effects on human tissue. It produced the healing effect through light without burning any tissue.
Because the laser wavelengths that are used are of low absorption rates in human tissue, its penetration rates are very deep and initiates healing. This type of therapy has been proven to be very effective at treating chronic pain. Cold laser therapy has been used for many years on sports injuries, arthritic joints and neuropathic pain syndromes.
There have been over 300 randomized clinical trials published on the effectiveness of cold laser therapy and half of them have been on pain. In fact, one of the first studies was on Ford Motor Company employees for carpel tunnel syndrome.
The doctors at Thrive Health Systems are fully invested in your health. We have treated numerous patients very successfully with cold laser therapy. Conditions have ranged from chronic painful keloid scaring to severely damaged ankle tendons.
Military, professional soccer teams, Olympic teams, Formula 1 racing, rugby and cricket team therapists all use this type of therapy.
We want to meet your expectations and partner with you to advance your health levels. Whatever the injury or improvement you want to make in your health we welcome the opportunity to assist you in any way we can. To receive better health, and determine if you are suffering from an injury or condition unnecessarily, contact our Atlanta cold laser therapy clinic today at 770-667-0099. Schedule an appointment and begin your journey to better health and less pain.