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Acute and chronic joint pain, muscle strains, soft tissue injuries, tendonitis, tennis elbow, back pain, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fibromyalgia are among the conditions that are frequently treated using cold lasers.

We provide cold laser therapy as a non-invasive alternative to acupuncture and surgery. Additionally, it enables a non-addictive approach to treatment, which typically gets rid of the issues with lengthy drug treatment regimens.

How does cold laser therapy work?

This process involves applying various low-level light outputs and wavelengths directly to the region being treated. The light is then absorbed by the bodily tissue. The injured cells react to the red and near-infrared light by triggering a physiological response that encourages regeneration.

Common wavelengths used to treat superficial tissue range from 600 to 700 nanometers (nm). Wavelengths between 780 and 950 nm are employed for deeper penetration.

The laser instrument will feel like it is touching your skin, but the process is painless and noninvasive. You won’t hear or feel any noises, vibrations, or heat. Usually, each treatment only lasts a few minutes.

What can be Cured with Cold Laser Therapy

Patients with a wide range of medical conditions can benefit from cold laser therapy because it speeds up healing and lessens pain by acting at the cellular level. These conditions include:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Bruises, and other soft tissue injuries
  • Tendonitis, capsulitis, and bursitis
  • Damage to ligaments
  • Acute (sudden) and chronic (long-term) joint pain from osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis
  • Chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain
  • Joint degeneration
  • Inflammation, Fractures, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Blisters, ulcers, pressure sores, post-surgical scars, burns, and other open wounds.

Safety and Side Effects of Cold Laser Therapy

Only one negative side effect of cold laser therapy has been identified by research: it made the symptoms of those undergoing chemical detoxification worse.

We won’t use the cold laser to treat a few conditions out of caution: a pregnant woman’s womb, a person who has a pacemaker, or a person who has a vagal nerve stimulator.

According to research, cold laser treatment can be used safely on implants such as cochlear implants, dental implants, metal pins, metal rods, and breast augmentation devices.

Cold laser therapy is a reliable and effective treatment option that avoids the risks associated with pharmaceuticals and invasive surgical treatments.

What to Expect from Cold Laser Therapy

The majority of the time, treatment sessions are brief, lasting around 10 minutes. After a few sessions, symptoms start to improve. Laser therapy is frequently coupled with other therapeutic modalities. Your physical therapist will determine if LLLT is a good fit for you during your initial evaluation and will discuss this with you, along with any adjunct treatment alternatives for a full treatment plan.


1- Is Cold Laser Therapy painful? How does receiving treatment feel?

During therapy, there is little to no feeling. On rare occasions, the patient may experience tingling or a slight, comforting warmth. Prior to pain relief, areas of pain or inflammation may be temporarily sensitive.

2- Are there any negative effects of cold laser therapy?

Very few side effects have ever been documented in the more than 20 years that healthcare professionals around the world have used this medication. Sometimes old injuries or pain syndromes will feel worse for a few days following therapy because the healing process is more active.

3- How long does it take for each treatment in cold laser therapy?

A typical treatment session lasts anywhere from 2 minutes to 8 minutes, relying on the size of the region being treated.

4- How frequently should a patient receive care?

Daily treatment is possible for acute diseases, especially if they are accompanied by severe pain. Treatments administered two to three times a week, tapering to once every two weeks or so when improvement is observed, are more effective for treating chronic conditions.

Final Thoughts

In particular, for individuals looking for a treatment without the use of surgery or medicines, cold laser therapy is one choice among many different treatment modalities that may be able to provide pain relief or pain reduction. For hassle-free cold laser therapy, get in touch with us.

As Dr. Brayan says  
“My goal is to find the root cause of your pain and help you live the pain-free life you deserve”
– Dr. Brayan Dalton, UAE  


Joanne Horowitz

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