Cold Laser Therapy is a colloquial term for Photobiomodulation (PBM Therapy) previously known as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT).
It is light therapy using safe cold lasers or LEDs to improve tissue repair, reduce pain and inflammation wherever the beam is applied. Treatments will usually last about 10 minutes and should be taken two or more times a week. Depending on the condition, treatment times will last on average 15 minutes. Duration of treatment is based on the size of area, depth of penetration and condition being treated.
Because the level of light being delivered is so low, no heat is produced. While some patients report feeling a slight tingling sensation, most feel nothing at all during their treatment session. The tingling you may feel is due to increased blood flow in the area.
- Treatment is painless.
- Highly effective for many diseases and conditions.
- Eliminates pain.
- Reduces the need for pharmaceuticals.
- Restores normal range of motion and physical function.
- Easily applied.
PBM/LLLT has been used for many years on neck and back pain, sports injuries, arthritic joints and neuropathic pain syndromes. According to the more than 4000 studies on pub.med.gov, the majority of laboratory and clinical studies have demonstrated that it has a positive effect on acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain