What Is Cold Laser Therapy?

Low-level or cold laser therapy is the application of red and near infrared light over injuries or wounds to improve soft tissue healing and relieve both acute and chronic pain. Low-level therapy uses cold (sub-thermal) laser light energy to direct bio-stimulative light energy to the body's cells without injuring or damaging them in any way. The therapy is precise and accurate and offers safe and effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions. The energy range of low level laser light lies between 1 and 500 mW (milliwatts),It is also known as low level laser, soft laser or low intensity laser.

How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?

"Cold Laser Therapy" is the use of 650nm or 810nm low intensity laser photon energy to relieve pain and enhance the body's healing/rejuvenation process. The photons from the laser light can excite the body's cells infusing them with energy, with the three primary reactions being, reduction of inflammation, cell regeneration, and increased blood flow.

What is the Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy?

Relieves acute and chronic pain, Reduces inflammation, Helps generate new and healthy cells and tissue, Increased microcirculation, Increased tissue and bone repair, Increased lymphatic response

Low-level laser therapy does not require constant, ongoing treatments, as is often required with traditional chiropractic or physiotherapeutic treatments. Many acute and chronic conditions can be improved or eliminated with laser use.

What is cold laser therapy contraindications?

Pregnancy, cancer and hemorrhagic diseases are prohibited to use the cold laser therapy device.

What is cold laser therapy risks or side effect?

It is no invasive, painless, no side effect, pure physiotherapy.

What is cold laser therapy indications?

scapulohumeral periarthritis, tenosynovitis, lumbar disc herniation, tennis elbow, cervical spondylosis, rheumatic joint disease, gout femoral head necrosis, knee pain, heal pain, chronic joint bruising, calcaneal spur, osteoarthritis, acute lumbago.

Neurological Disease:
Prosopalgia, ischialgia, peripheral polyneuritis, intercostal neuralgia, femoral neurosis

Inflammatory Disease:
chronic pharyngitis, paradentitis, gingivitis, cholecystitis, acute chronic strain, sprain, bruising inflammation, neurodermatitis

Vascular Disease:
phlebitis, vasculitis, varicosity, the lower extremities are acute and chronic ulcers

Sports Injuries: Muscle tears, Tendon and ligament problems, overuse injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, knee/ ankle and foot pain, shoulder problems, foot conditions.

How long does a laser therapy session take for people?

A laser therapy session typically lasts for a few minutes to around 15-30 minutes, depending on the specific condition being treated and the laser type which be used. If you use Domer Laser high intensity class 4 laser 980nm 60W, just 5-10 minutes per laser treatment. While if you use Domer Laser low intensity class 3B Handheld Laser, you should take 10-30 minutes per laser treatment.

How many laser therapy sessions will I need?

The number of sessions required will depend on the specific condition being treated, its severity, and individual response to treatment. While some people may experience relief after just a few sessions, others may require multiple sessions over several weeks. Normally, for the acute pain, the clients will feel better after 3-7 laser treatment basis on class 3B laser treatment. for chronic pain, you will take 5-14 laser treatments to get the better results. While if you use the Domer Laser class 4 laser 980nm 60W, you can get the results faster, just 1-3 laser treatment, you will feel better.

Can laser therapy be used for pain relief?

Yes, laser therapy is commonly used as an effective modality for pain relief in various acute and chronic pain conditions. By targeting inflamed or injured tissues, laser therapy helps to reduce pain perception, improve tissue healing, and restore normal function, thus providing significant relief for patients suffering from musculoskeletal, neuropathic, or inflammatory pain syndromes.

Is laser therapy effective for arthritis?

Yes, laser therapy has been shown to be beneficial for managing the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other arthritic conditions. By reducing inflammation, promoting tissue repair, and modulating pain signaling pathways, laser therapy can help improve joint mobility, reduce stiffness, and enhance overall quality of life for arthritis sufferers.

Can laser therapy help with wound healing?

Laser therapy can significantly aid in wound healing by accelerating the body's natural repair processes. By promoting cellular proliferation, collagen synthesis, and angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels), laser therapy enhances tissue regeneration, reduces healing time, and minimizes scar formation. It is particularly effective for chronic wounds, diabetic ulcers, pressure sores, and surgical incisions.

Is laser therapy FDA-approved?

Yes, laser therapy devices used for medical purposes are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Domer laser therapy devices have received FDA clearance and approval for specific medical indications, ensuring the safety and efficacy when used as intended by healthcare professionals.

Can laser therapy be used for hair loss?

Yes, laser therapy can be beneficial for treating hair loss conditions such as androgenetic alopecia (pattern baldness) and alopecia areata (spot baldness). Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) stimulates hair follicles, increases blood flow to the scalp, and promotes cellular metabolism, leading to improved hair growth, increased hair thickness, and reduced hair shedding over time. But you should choose the right laser for hair loss.

Is laser therapy suitable for treating sports injuries?

Yes, laser therapy is widely used in sports medicine for the management of acute and chronic sports-related injuries, such as strains, sprains, tendonitis, ligament injuries, and muscle tears. By promoting tissue repair, reducing inflammation, and relieving pain, laser therapy helps athletes recover faster, regain mobility, and return to sports activities more quickly.

What is the difference between cold laser therapy and hot laser therapy?

Cold laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), or hot laser therapy uses low-power lasers to stimulate cellular processes without generating significant heat. They are just thee different name, but the same treatment principles.

How does laser therapy compare to other pain relief treatments?

Laser therapy offers several advantages over traditional pain relief treatments, such as medications, injections, and surgery. It is non-invasive, drug-free, and typically associated with minimal side effects. Unlike medications, which may have systemic effects and potential adverse reactions, laser therapy targets specific tissues, providing localized pain relief and promoting tissue healing. Additionally, laser therapy can be used as a complementary or adjunctive treatment alongside other modalities to enhance pain management and accelerate recovery.

Does laser therapy help with nerve pain?

Yes, laser therapy can provide relief for nerve pain (neuropathy) by modulating pain signaling pathways, reducing inflammation, and promoting nerve regeneration. Laser therapy stimulates cellular repair processes within damaged nerves, improves blood flow to nerve tissues, and enhances the production of neurotrophic factors, which support nerve health and function. This can help alleviate symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness associated with neuropathic conditions.

Is laser therapy effective for treating TMJ disorders?

Yes, laser therapy can be beneficial for treating temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders by reducing pain, inflammation, and muscle tension in the jaw area. Laser therapy helps relax tight muscles, promote tissue healing, and improve joint mobility, leading to reduced TMJ-related symptoms such as jaw pain, clicking or popping noises, headaches, and difficulty chewing or opening the mouth.

How much does laser therapy cost?

The cost of laser therapy varies depending on factors such as the location, the type of laser used, the size and number of treatment areas, and the provider's expertise. In general, laser therapy sessions may range from $50 to $300 or more per session, with multiple sessions often recommended for optimal results. Some clinics may offer package deals or discounts for multiple treatments, and insurance coverage may be available for certain medical indications.

Is laser therapy covered by insurance?

Coverage for laser therapy depends on the specific medical indication and the patient's insurance plan. While some insurance plans may cover laser therapy for certain conditions, such as wound healing, pain management, or dermatological conditions, coverage may vary widely. Patients are advised to check with their insurance provider to determine coverage eligibility, preauthorization requirements, and any out-of-pocket costs associated with laser therapy treatments.

Can laser therapy be used for veterinary care?

Yes, laser therapy is widely used in veterinary medicine for the treatment of various medical and musculoskeletal conditions in animals. Veterinary laser therapy can help alleviate pain, promote tissue healing, reduce inflammation, and improve mobility in pets and livestock. It is commonly used for conditions such as arthritis, soft tissue injuries, post-operative recovery, wound healing, and dermatological conditions. Veterinary laser therapy is administered by trained veterinary professionals and is well-tolerated by animals.

Is laser therapy effective for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Yes, laser therapy can provide relief for symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) by reducing inflammation, relieving pain, and promoting tissue repair in the wrist and hand. Laser therapy helps decrease swelling and pressure on the median nerve, improves nerve function, and enhances blood flow to the affected area, leading to reduced pain, numbness, tingling, and improved hand function and grip strength.

How does laser therapy compare to acupuncture?

Laser therapy and acupuncture are both alternative therapies that aim to alleviate pain and promote healing, but they work through different mechanisms. Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles into specific acupuncture points on the body to restore the flow of Qi (vital energy) and rebalance the body's energy meridians. In contrast, laser therapy uses focused light energy to stimulate cellular processes and promote tissue repair, reducing inflammation and pain perception. Both modalities have been shown to be effective for pain management and may be used alone or in combination for synergistic effects.

Is laser therapy suitable for treating plantar fasciitis?

Yes, laser therapy can be an effective treatment option for plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain characterized by inflammation and microtears in the plantar fascia ligament. Laser therapy helps reduce inflammation, promote tissue repair, and alleviate pain in the plantar fascia and surrounding tissues. By stimulating cellular regeneration and improving blood flow to the affected area, laser therapy can help accelerate healing, improve mobility, and reduce symptoms such as heel pain and stiffness associated with plantar fasciitis. Domer Laser will supply you the professional laser therapy protocols for plantar fasciitis.

Can laser therapy be used for treating sinusitis?

Laser therapy may be used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for sinusitis, a condition characterized by inflammation and congestion of the sinus passages. Laser therapy can help reduce inflammation, improve nasal drainage, and alleviate symptoms such as nasal congestion, facial pain, and sinus pressure. By targeting inflamed tissues and promoting tissue healing, laser therapy can provide relief for acute and chronic sinusitis, particularly when combined with other treatments such as nasal irrigation, medications, and lifestyle modifications.

Does laser therapy help with fibromyalgia pain?

Yes, laser therapy can provide relief for symptoms of fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tender points. Laser therapy helps reduce pain perception, improve muscle function, and enhance overall well-being in fibromyalgia patients. By stimulating cellular repair processes, reducing inflammation, and promoting relaxation of muscle tension, laser therapy can help alleviate fibromyalgia symptoms and improve quality of life for affected individuals.