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Super Pulsed Cold Laser Therapy

Super Pulsed Cold Laser Therapy, Multi Radiance Medical, Low Level Laser

What is Super Pulsed Cold Laser Therapy?

Super Pulsed Cold Laser Therapy also called "cold laser" or "low level laser therapy" (LLLT) is the application of red and near infrared light over injuries to improve soft tissue healing, reduce inflammation and relieve pain.

It is a highly effective treatment for acute soft tissue injuries, chronic pain syndromes and has shown to be particularly helpful in stubborn, persistent, and “difficult-to-treat” conditions.

LLLT has been used for many years on sports injuries, arthritic joints, neuropathic pain syndromes, back and neck pain.

Super Pulsed Cold Laser Therapy is used to:

  • Increase the speed and quality and strength of tissue repair
  • Provide pain relief
  • Resolve inflammation

Picture of cold laser unit

 

What conditions may benefit from Cold Laser Therapy?

Cold laser therapy has been successfully used to manage many conditions such as:

  • Soft tissue injuries e.g. sprains/strains
  • Chronic pain syndromes e.g. RSI, frozen shoulder, chronic neck and low back pain
  • Nerve pain (Neuropathic pain) e.g. from disc injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis elbow/Golfer’s elbow

    Cold Laser Treatment on Neck

  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Knee joint injuries e.g – ligament sprains
  • Ankle sprains

 

How does Super Pulsed Cold Laser Therapy work?

Simply put, Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) causes tissues to heal faster.

Specifically, LLLT works at the cellular level. Human cells produce a natural chemical known as ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is used to run the body and heal tissue. All of our body’s activities result from the use of ATP, it’s like fuel to a car.

LLLT stimulates a micro-structure within the cells called the mitochondria to produce slightly higher amounts of ATP (fuel for our cells). Thus with more ATP at the cellular level, tissues heal faster, and therefore relief comes quicker.

 

Is Super Pulsed Cold Laser Therapy safe?

LLLT therapy is not harmful. Low level lasers operate at very low levels of power and unlike high-power lasers have insufficient strength to heat or damage human tissue. It is also completely safe for people of all ages.

 

How many treatments will I need?

Research studies suggest the benefits of LLLT are accumulative – it may take several treatments for the results to become evident. Total number of treatments needed depends upon the condition being treated, the severity of the condition, and each patient’s individual response.

 

How does laser light differ from “natural” light?

‘Natural’ light (including sunlight, common light bulbs, LEDs) emits incoherent light, in almost all directions, over a wide spectrum of wavelengths.

Laser light is coherent (high and low points of waves are lined up). The light waves from a laser are parallel (travel in the almost the same direction) to produce a small, concentrated beam of light. Laser light is monochromatic, meaning a laser emits light at one or more specific wavelengths rather than a wide range of wavelengths.

Different wavelengths of light have different biological effects. Low-level lasers emit wavelengths of light in the visible red to near-infrared range which penetrate deep into the tissues.

 

Are there any side effects?

Laser therapy has been successfully used around the world for over 25 years with no reports of significant or long-term side effects. Since the therapy uses light waves and not heat, there is little concern over harmful side effects.

In fact, over 1500 published studies have shown that when used correctly, low intensity lasers are a safe, non-toxic and non-invasive therapy, free from negative side effects.

 

Making An Appointment

Super Pulsed Cold Laser Therapy is available with or without chiropractic treatment depending on your condition.  An initial 30 - 45 minute appointment may need to be booked if you are not an existing chiropractic patient and follow up appointments usually take 15 minutes.  Please call reception on 6281 5494 if you have any questions or would like to book an appointment.