"Cold" is called a laser pulse which
does not cause direct heating of the
This type of laser can be used in acute
exacerbations and chronic conditions in
order to eliminate the pain, swelling,
reduce spasms, as well as to accelerate the
natural healing process.
The principle of cold laser in medicine
The device itself, emitting "cold" laser
pulses are often comparable in size to an
His have just above the surface being
The procedure lasts from 30 seconds to
several minutes, depending on the area of
treatment and the intensity of the laser.
During processing, the "cold" light photons
penetrate the skin layers (dermis,
epidermis, subcutaneous tissue or fat).
At a wavelength of 830 nm at 90 mV, the
penetration depth is 2 to 5 cm
The light that reaches the target area is
absorbed by tissue and interacts with the
light-sensitive elements in the cell.
This process can be compared to
photosynthesis: sunlight is absorbed by
plants and converted into energy growth.
When light is absorbed in the cell runs a
number of processes that could theoretically
lead to the normalization of the damaged
tissue, reducing pain, inflammation,
swelling, healing of the total due to
activation of intracellular metabolism.
Indications for use of cold laser medical
cold laser can stimulate the cells of
all types of tissues, including muscles,
ligaments, cartilage, nerves, etc.
Apply a cold laser is recommended when a
number of states, are typical:
caused by fibromyalgia;
in the knee;
in the cervical region;
The effectiveness of cold laser therapy
For many years, doctors prescribe a cold
laser therapy for patients who need an
effective alternative method of pain relief.
In 1967 it was made in 2500 of clinical
trials, during which studied the effect of a
Many of these studies implied a dual control
and the use of placebo.
The research results prove the principle
cold laser is effective as a means of
It should be noted that many studies were
conducted in small groups, large-scale study
has not yet been organized.
One of the tasks that should be put to such
research - development of common programs,
indicating the number of doses, and
Advantages and disadvantages of cold laser
The use of cold lasers in medicine -
non-invasive procedure that eliminates the
lengthy rehabilitation period.
In addition, such therapy does not require
According to studies, cold laser does not
have serious side effects if the treatment
carries a doctor.
The disadvantages of cold laser can be
attributed the absence of complete pain
relief after the first application.
Usually the patient is required to pass 8-10
sessions to achieve this result.
Procedures should be carried out often
enough, from 2 to 4 times a week.
State of the manifestations of chronic
disease may worsen after the application of
cold laser, but this deterioration is of
short duration (1-2 days).
The cold laser is contraindicated in
suspected presence in the area of
treatment of malignant tumors, carcinomas.
Also, a cold laser can not be applied to the
thyroid gland, eyes.
In pregnancy, to carry out such procedures
are not recommended, since the effect of a
cold laser on the fetus have not been
Safety glasses are required for both the
physician and the patient during the
Cold laser - a potential way to get rid of
the pain, which will be primarily of
interest to patients who refuse surgery and
The cold laser can be used simultaneously
with the passage of other treatments.