At Shin Wellness in Miami, Florida, we offer Cold Laser Therapy or Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) to help our patients improve their health in three ways. The first is in reducing inflammation which occurs in many musculoskeletal conditions and most disease processes. The second is to aid in wound healing, healing of deep tissue and healing of nerve tissue and lastly in the treatment of pain.
It is called Cold Laser or Low-Level Laser to distinguish it from other lasers that are used in surgeries- these are known as ablative lasers. The lasers we use light in the red or near infrared spectrum to stimulate tissues. The stimulation will help to displace nitric oxide thus allowing increased oxygenation into the tissue being treated. This, in turn, will help with mitochondrial function and overall function at the cellular level. When this occurs, healing takes place.
There is no heat produced and no unwanted side effects (some may feel a gentle warming sensation but this is this increase in metabolism of the cells that is felt). It is safe to use on all ages and in a variety of conditions and has provided excellent results for our patients.
Think about LLLT when faced with sporting injuries, disc injuries, headaches, plantar facitis, inflammatory processes, pain, decreased flexibility and so much more!