Cold laser therapy uses low-level laser energy to reduce pain and promote healing of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Yong Park, DC, is an experienced chiropractic doctor who specializes in pain management. At Park Brothers Pain Clinic in Glenview and Schaumburg, Illinois, Dr. Park offers many innovative therapies to ease pain, including cold laser therapy. To schedule a consultation to find out how cold laser therapy can help you, call the nearest office or schedule an appointment online today.
Cold laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), is a pain management treatment that uses low levels of laser energy to stimulate healing and reduce pain. It’s called cold laser therapy because the laser energy heats the body tissue without causing any damage.
Cold laser therapy works by activating your body’s healing process at the cellular level. The light energy from the laser tool passes through the skin and to the damaged tissue underneath.
The cells in the damaged area absorb the light energy, stimulating activity. The light energy delivered to your cells is similar to the sun’s energy that triggers photosynthesis in plants. Photosynthesis is how plants turn sunlight into energy.
When your cells absorb the light energy, it stimulates activity within the cell, reducing inflammation and pain and increasing your body’s natural healing response.
Dr. Park uses cold laser therapy to ease acute and chronic pain conditions. He may recommend this innovative treatment for:
Dr. Park may also use cold laser therapy as an alternative to acupuncture for his patients that feel uncomfortable around needles.
Dr. Park customizes your cold laser therapy to match your needs. He reviews the details of your plan at your consultation, so you know what to expect.
During cold laser therapy, you sit or lie down on the exam table. Dr. Park places the hand-held cold laser tool over the area of the body that’s causing pain. He then activates the device and delivers the laser energy to the tissue for several minutes.
Cold laser therapy is painless, and you can resume your usual activities after your session.
It takes time for your body to heal, and Dr. Park recommends a series of two to four cold laser therapy treatments a week for up to four weeks. The frequency and length of your therapy may depend on the severity of your painful condition.
For a more holistic approach to your pain, call Park Brothers Pain Clinic or schedule an appointment online today.