Low Level Laser Therapy (also known as Cold Laser Therapy) involves the application of red and near infrared light over injuries or lesions. The objective of this treatment is to improve wounds and heal soft tissue damage. When Laser Therapy is used with other practices such as therapeutic exercise or chiropractic adjustment, it can assist with the speed and quality of tissue repair. This is an important step in relieving acute and chronic pain.
With Low Level Laser Therapy, the healing process is accelerated at the cellular level. The light of the laser stimulates the development of fibroblasts—the cells the make up connective tissues. When cell processes are accelerated, pain and numbness associated with nerve-related conditions is addressed.
For many auto accident injury patients, the use of Laser therapy can help with the return to normal muscle and joint functioning after an auto accident. It can also work to prevent future injury by reducing the formation of scar tissue. Additionally, Laser therapy supports the creation of collagen, the main protein in connective tissues.