Cold laser therapy is a painless, sterile, non-invasive, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of pain syndromes, injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions and pathologies. 

Around the world, cold laser therapy is rapidly becoming a medical therapy that can heal wounds and fractures up to 60% faster while also reducing the cost of treatment for many conditions. In the U.K., LLLT has become the treatment of choice for soft tissue “whiplash” injuries.

How Does Cold Laser Light Heal? 

Healing with the use of light is not new. With the development of the laser and its special properties, using light as a treatment has gained more popularity. This is because we can now use specific wavelengths of light and give accurately measured doses of energy directly to the appropriate treatment site, which was not possible with other light sources.

Cold lasers supply energy to the body in the form of non-thermal photons of light. Light is transmitted through the skin’s layers (the dermis, epidermis and the subcutaneous tissue or tissue fat under the skin) at all wavelengths in the visible range. However, light waves in the near infrared ranges penetrate the deepest of all light waves in the visible spectrum. When low level laser light waves penetrate deeply into the skin, they optimize the immune responses of our blood. This has both anti-inflammatory and immunostimulate effects. It is a scientific fact that light transmitted to the blood in this way has positive effects throughout the whole body, supplying vital oxygen and energy to every cell.

Why the Back Pain Institute Uses the Micro Light 830 Laser 

Some manufacturers produce devices with super luminous diodes (SLD) or light emitting diodes (LED). See the chart below to see how typical light penetrates the skin. LED’s will normally penetrate less then 1cm. SLD’s are more powerful and can penetrate about 2.5 cm. But Lasers at 830nm can penetrate 5 cm. Far more effective then SLD’s or LED’s. 
As a Colorado Springs Chiropractor, I can't believe I didn't begin using this FDA-approved pain relief treatment sooner. 

The results are very exciting, and it is painless and their are no-known side-effects. We use the MicroLight 830 cold laser, the first FDA-approved cold laser in the United States. 

It was approved based on a carpal tunnel study conducted at Ford Motor Company. 

Though it has been all over local and national news stations, you may not have heard about it. So hear are a few news stories: 
We utilize techniques like the chiropractic spinal and extremity adjustments, active release technique (ART for soft tissue), traction and spinal decompression on a daily basis, but there is a little-known device that the FDA approved that is dramatically improving our results, when used in conjunction with these treatments. 

The FDA says that cold laser therapy, now offered by me, a Colorado Springs Chiropractor, and my office, is a pain-free, non-surgical and drug-free option to find pain relief. 

Cold laser therapy is a low level laser technique that safely increases cellular metabolism and healing in patients suffering from pain-related disorders. 

The Back Pain Institute is one of a few offices around the nation using this laser under an FDA-approved protocol.

Cold laser therapy is completely painless and totally non-invasive,  and there are no known side-effects. 

There are no pulsating shocks felt, as is the case with electronic stimulation and you generally don't feel heat. The most noticeable sensation is the touch of the probe head of the laser, as it comes in contact with the skin.

Some patients (3-5% of those undergoing cold laser therapy) have reported a slight tingling or tapping in a nerve or along a nerve pathway. Some have noted that they are able to sense a slight feeling of warmth. But for the most part, the treatment, which may last from 2 to 20 minutes, is not noticed at all.

Following (and even during) a cold laser therapy session, approximately 75-80% of patients being treated can notice an immediate improvement in their condition. This will depend primarily on the type of condition and the length of time the condition has been present.

Generally, the more chronic or severe the condition, the longer it takes to respond. The majority of conditions treated will take anywhere from 4-5 or 10-18 treatments. Once again, the number of treatments depends upon the severity of the condition and its duration. If your condition does not change immediately, it may take 3-4 sessions before a dramatic or marked change is perceived. 

Conditions that may be a candidate for cold laser therapy in Colorado Springs are: 

- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
Back Pain
- Disc Injuries
- Neck Pain
- Post-surgery healing
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Shoulder Pain
- Knee Pain
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Tennis Elbow
- Whiplash
- Joint Pain in Knees, Elbow, and Ankles
- Nerve Injuries
- Low Back Pain
- Sciatica
- Scar Tissue
- Many other musculoskeletal injuries