Cold Laser Therapy

Advanced, Therapeutic Treatment

Are you seeking a form of effective, non-invasive treatment to eliminate chronic or acute pain, swelling, and reduce spasms? You could benefit from cold laser therapy here at Back to Back ChiropracticWe have been in practice for more than a decade and our San Jose chiropractors use this special method to help reduce pain and increase functionality.

Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is thought to help accelerate the healing process. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality.

How Cold Lasers Work

Cold lasers are handheld devices used by the clinician and are often the size of a flashlight. The laser is placed directly over the injured area for 30 seconds to several minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the dose provided by the cold laser unit.
During this time, the non-thermal photons of light that are emitted from the laser pass through the skins layers (the dermis, epidermis, and the subcutaneous tissue or tissue fat under the skin). This light has the ability to penetrate 2 to 5 centimeters below the skin at 90mw and 830 nm.

Cold laser therapy can be used to treat a number of conditions, such as:

  • Back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatica
  • Whiplash
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Tennis elbow
  • Repetitive stress injury
  • Herniated discs
  • Bulging discs
  • TMJ pain
  • Migraines


Cold laser therapy does not require the use of drugs or surgery, making it a non-invasive option. If you are an athlete suffering from recent injuries, this treatment can act as a form of rehabilitation. Call us today at (408) 269-2225f to schedule an appointment!

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