Cold Laser Therapy, also known as Low Level Laser Therapy, is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is known to accelerate the healing process of a variety of clinical conditions. By definition, this type of therapy uses radiation intensities that induce minimal temperature elevation (not more than 0.1 to 0.5 degrees celsius), if any. The MR4 Laser is designed for to help patients who suffer with chronic
osteoarthritis of the joints, back and neck pain, frozen shoulder, sciatic pain and pain associated with acute injuries. MR4 lasers have been promoted as an effective way to reduce pain signals and inflammation.
Cold Laser Therapy is widely used for treatment of:
- Acute and chronic pain
- Ligament sprains in the ankles and knees from running
- Muscle strain
- Soft tissue injuries
- Tendonitis in the shoulder, elbows, and knees
- Back pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Wound healing
Cold lasers are handheld devices used by the doctor and are typically the size of a flashlight. The laser is placed directly over the injured area for 30 seconds to several minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the dose provided by the cold laser unit.
Cold laser therapy is one option among a variety of treatment approaches that can potentially alleviate pain symptoms without the use of surgery or drugs.