Cold Laser Therapy


Cold laser therapy can help you rapidly reduce pain and inflammation and/or quickly strengthen healed tissues to prevent re-injury.

The ML830 MicroLight Laser Therapy system utilized here at Quint Chiropractic helps to increase the speed of healing through a complex augmentation of your body's normal inflammatory process. The non-thermal laser penetrates deep into your body's soft tissues promoting photobiomodulation. In other words, the cellular metabolism increases which in turn accelerates cell repair, increases blood flow, and stimulates the immune and lymphatic systems.

Photobiostimulation energizes cells and accelerates your body's normal healing process. This laser falls under the category of a "low level laser" and emits non-visible light that has no heating or cutting properties. Treatment is completely painless and provides true healing properties. Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) with the ML830 MicroLight Laser also improves collagen and muscle tissue development, and also helps to generate new healthy cells and tissues. Clinical studies to date have shown a reduction in pain, inflammation, edema and an overall caster healing time. Amazingly, the ML830 creates true healing instead of masking pain as with other therapeutic modality options.

Up until now, other lasers were only able to penetrate half as deep into bodily tissues. All light has some penetration properties but most wavelengths of light are absorbed by the outer layers of skin, creating heat and often damaging tissue (much like a bad sunburn). The ML830, with its patented 830nm wavelength, is the only device capable of a penetration capacity of approximately 5 centimeters with a 3-centimeter lateral spread and does so without a thermal or heating effect. The MicroLight corporation (the manufacturer) has patented this particular wavelength because it provides the deepest penetration among all low level lasers, allowing it to reach many more of your tendons, ligaments, and muscle tissues.

How does Laser Light Heal?

A low level laser therapy (LLLT) treatment supplies energy to the body in the form of non-thermal photos of light (photons). When these photons penetrate deeply into the skin, they optimize the immune responses of our blood. This in turn promotes decreased inflammation, increased tissue and bone repair, stimulates nerve function, and promotes faster wound healing and clot formation. This produces a quicker healing process overall, and gets you back to your normal activities in much less time.

ML830 MicroLight Cold Laser Therapy is Safe, Painless and Non-Invasive

By now you may be wondering how safe the ML830 Cold Laser Treatment is. You'll be glad to know that this cold laser treatment system has been safely used around the world for over 30 years with great success. In fact, General Motors was part of the original ML830 Laser clinical studies, testing all employees at their Flint Michigan plant who suffered from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

This particular cold laser therapy system is also the world's first FDA approved "Class III-B Laser" after passing guidelines that include years of clinical studies and tests. The ML830 MicroLight Cold Laser was first approved by the FDA in 2002. The FDA has some of the highest standards in the world. Surprisingly enough, this particular laser does not generate heat and is approved to be used over metal implants and fractures, which makes this treatment option safer than ultrasound therapy. Laser therapy can be used when you want or need a drug-free procedure to control pain, when conventional therapies have been ineffective, or when you want to heal from injuries quicker.

Treatment with the ML830 MicroLight Cold Laser is painless, consisting of several brief sessions lasting a couple of minutes to about 5 minutes per whole body part, on average. State in another way, each area is treated with the laser for about 1.5 minutes, and roughly 3-4 areas make up a whole body part. You should not feel anything during treatment other than the ML830 Laser's tip coming into contact with your skin. There is no pain, electrical impulses, or feeling of heat during the treatment as is common with other therapeutic modalities. Only a very small number of patients have ever reported feeling anything during therapy (about 3%). Of those that reported feeling anything, they only report feeling of slight warmth or slight stimulation of nerves, but nothing discomforting at all.

You may be one of the 75 to 80% of patients who feel improvement immediately after (and sometimes during) treatment. Many people feel the effects immediately but for chronic conditions, especially if you've had them for a long time, it may take a few treatments.

Treatment with the ML830 MicroLight Cold Laser is designed to temporarily relieve pain associated with the following conditions: carpal tunnel syndrome, migraine headaches, tendinitis, bursitis, plantar fascitis, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, lower back pain, muscle strains, ligament sprains, sciatica, neck and shoulder pain, post-surgical pain (including total knee or hip replacements, spine surgeries, and rotator cuff repairs), certain neurological conditions, TMJ dysfunction, fibromyalgia, and more.

Reduced Pain Many people can experience improvement after one treatment. Most conditions require 3-10 treatments for maximal alleviation of symptoms. Chronic conditions may require more. Pain reduction is achieved by increasing the level of endorphins in human tissue, as well as normalizing the action potential of the involved nerves to -70mV (normal). from a hyper excitatory state.

Acute inflammatory conditions respond almost immediately to treatments with this particular laser. The patented wavelength of 830nm can penetrate skin, blood and fat with minimal absorption. Below the skin, this is what happens: The lymphatic system is stimulated to help remove waste products and cellular debris from the site of tissue impairment. Nitric Oxide (NO), histamine and serotonin are stimulated to produce a non-thermal vasodilatory response, improving circulation in the injured tissues. Angiogenesis (the creation of new capillaries) is promoted which increases the rate of healing as circulation is improved.

Some of the benefits of the ML830 MicroLight Cold Laser are:

  • Reduces pain and inflammation quickly
  • A completely safe and drug-free therapy option
  • Increases the strength of healed tissue, making it less vulnerable to re-injury
  • Used on a wide variety of ailments from muscle tears to migraines
  • Increases the flexibility of the affected treatment area
  • FDA cleared Class III-B Laser Therapy
  • Increases your body's own healing process
  • 75-80% of people report immediate results
  • Increases tissue and bone repair and enhances nerve regeneration
  • Stimulates the body's own immune system

Avoiding re-injury to the treatment area is critical to promote proper healing and avoid the return of pain.

Increased Tissue Strength - ML830 MicroLight Cold Laser treatments increase both collagen and fibroblast activity. Professional athletes are using this therapy to heal faster. Laser treated tissues are stronger after recovery than with natural healing alone.

Please call us at (910) 392-8896 to learn more about cold laser therapy at Quint Chiropractic in Wilmington, North Carolina.


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