Cold Light Laser

Valley Spinal Care-Kierland

Chiropractor located in Kierland, Scottsdale, AZ

If you’re suffering from chronic pain and inflammation, Valley Spinal Care Kierland in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers cold light laser to stimulate cellular healing. The noninvasive treatment may relieve pain due to a slipped disc, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, and beyond. Cold laser therapy can help shorten your recovery time following an injury and prevent re-injury during long-term rehab. Find out whether cold light laser therapy might be appropriate for you by calling today or booking a consultation online.

Cold Light Laser Q & A

What is cold light laser?

Cold light laser is a long-standing technology used for an array of painful conditions affecting your muscles, ligaments, nerves, and beyond. The noninvasive treatment combines infrared and cold light to stimulate your cells. Researchers theorize that light energy triggers a series of events in your cells that boost intracellular metabolism. 

This cascade of cellular events is thought to provide several health benefits, such as:

  • Healing injured tissue
  • Reducing pain, inflammation, and swelling 
  • Shortening healing times

To realize the benefits of cold light laser therapy, you typically have a series of treatments at Valley Spinal Care Kierland. Your provider may recommend the procedure alone or in combination with some other therapies.

What does cold light laser therapy address?

Because cold light laser therapy may stimulate the cells in your muscles, ligaments, cartilage, and more, the treatment is used on many health problems, such as: 

  • Arthritic conditions
  • Slipped disc
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Jaw pain or temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Fibromyalgia pain

The therapy also may alleviate knee pain, neck pain, and back pain. The team at Valley Spinal Care Kierland discusses whether cold laser light therapy may be able to help you. 

What happens during cold light laser therapy?

Treatment involves a handheld device that’s around the size of a flashlight. Your provider holds the laser instrument directly over your treatment area for around 30 seconds to several minutes. The precise amount of time depends on the size of your treatment area and the dose of cold laser light.

What are the advantages of cold light laser therapy?

Cold laser light therapy may be a good option for you if you’d like to avoid surgery or reliance on medications. Cold laser therapy can help reduce recovery periods following an injury and prevent re-injury during long-term rehabilitation. 

The treatment is a noninvasive procedure, meaning your provider doesn’t make any incisions. As a result, the therapy saves you from a prolonged recovery process. Studies suggest cold laser therapy doesn’t produce serious side effects when used properly by a doctor.

If you’ve been suffering from pain and want to avoid surgery or excessive use of medications, find out if you’re a candidate for cold light laser treatment at Valley Spinal Care Kierland. Call today or book a consultation online.