Updated: Cold laser therapy? It works!

When it comes to healing from an injury, you might be looking for an effective and natural treatment. Painkillers can offer temporary relief but lead to additional problems. 

One alternative pain relief solution is cold laser therapy. This type of non-traditional chiropractic care can help heal injuries rapidly and remove pain away, all with a laser! 

Take a look at how this kind of treatment works and if it is the right kind of care for you in our laser therapy blog!

How does cold laser therapy work

Cold laser therapy performed with a small laser that is special for targeting a problem area. This small device will emit light that penetrates 2 inches below the skin reaching. 

This light can pass through the dermis, epidermis and fatty tissue reaching the problem area for it to be healed. If you are worried about pain, do not worry. This kind of light is non-invasive and causes you no pain. 

This kind of laser therapy is called cold because it does not heat up the tissue. If you’re able to schedule multiple appointments in a short time span, repetitive cold laser treatments may be beneficial.

The idea behind the technique: light can “awaken” sensitive parts in each cell. This, in turn, can trigger the cell to repair itself naturally.

The best example comparable to this therapy is the process of photosynthesis seen in plants. They absorb light, then eventually convert it into energy at a cellular level.

After light activates the cell’s metabolism, it can naturally repair damage. Reductions in inflammation, pain and overall healing time are noted in the aftermath of effective treatments.

What does cold laser therapy treat?

Cold laser therapy’s light can be used on a variety of cells. It makes it versatile for helping heal multiple types of pains. Here are some type of conditions that cold laser therapy can treat:  

  • Back problems 

  • Facet joints 

  • Herniated disc pain 

  • Muscle strains 

  • Tendonitis 

  • Bursitis 

  • Tennis elbow 

  • Knee pains 

  • Muscle spasms 

Should I try cold laser therapy?

If you have any of the conditions listed above, cold laser therapy can be added to your existing treatments to reduce pain. This type of treatment will not remove your pains and problems right away. 

Cold laser therapy is also a good alternative for people who need surgery. There is no recovery time that needs to be taken. The individuals do not need to take medication and they won’t see any kind of side effects. 

It can take multiple treatments and other forms of chiropractic care to take the pain away completely. Depending on how severe these conditions depends on the number of treatments. It can take from eight to 30 treatments over the course of a month or two in order to heal the area. 

A chiropractor can determine how many treatments you might need to complete the treatment. 

Now that you have read this laser therapy blog, give cold laser therapy a try! Whether you are looking to try cold laser therapy, chiropractic care or massage therapy, choose Wisniewski Chiropractic. Dr. Wisniewski can help choose the correct kind of care you need to help your injury. Schedule your appointment


We’re Wisniewski Chiropractic, part of the Thrive Wellness network. Nearing our third year in our current location, we’re excited to continue bringing you personalized care and support for your wellness journey. Dr. Wisniewski is an expert in chiropractic care. We believe in healthcare that relies less on medication and more on  prevention through the use of proper diet, exercise and patient education. Our chiropractic services follow a three-part plan: relieve your pain first, address the root cause, and make a plan for your future wellness.