About Using a Cold Laser Therapy Device for Professionals and Home useTweet Share on Facebook Share on Google+
Achieving good results with the use of a cold laser therapy device, depend on a good understanding of the nature of pain conditions such as inflammation and injury, and on the other hand how the low level laser therapy technique is applied.
That this laser technique works, has been shown by a large number of researches and studies, such as laser therapy for musculoskeletal pain.
Further below there's information on some of the best cold laser for home use and professional use, such as Terraquant TQ Solo and Pro, and Scalar Quantum Wave Laser devices.
The word LASER stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
For "cold laser" you may also read: LLLT, low level laser, soft laser, therapeutic laser , healing laser or phototherapy.
Laser versus LED
There's also LED (Light Emitting Diode) applied in devices to treat skin and pain conditions. For more on LED light devices see LED Light therapy for skin care and LED Light for pain relief.
Now, here's how I would indicate the difference between laser en LED in a few words:
LED light works on skin level conditions, while Laser light works on conditions deeper than skin layers.
A laser therapy - LLLT - treatment for pain relief exists of a low powered but concentrated high energized beam of light with coherence and monochromaticity properties.
For example super pulsed laser light: 905 nm (nm= nanometer), yields hight powered light in ultra short time - billionth of a second. Now, each pulse drives the light energy(photons) up to about 12 cm - 5 inches - into the target tissue.
LLLT, the combination of laser and LED light energy makes it so effective in temporary healing and pain relief by stimulating tissue repair and reducing inflammation. This low level laser therapy is applied to treat orthopedic conditions such as muscular back pain, whiplash injury, cervical or lumbar radiculopathy, post-surgical pain, strains, sprains. For more see heading: "LLLT in the treatment of pain" in this article here.
Terraquant TQ Solo Laser by Multi Radiance
According to the manufacturer, its TQ Solo device is the only handheld with exclusive Multi Radiance technology.
Suitable to use at the clinic and on the go, to temporary relief of pain related to arthritis, muscle pain and increasing microcirculation.
Already effective treatment with three preset frequencies and an easy-to-use pain-relieving guide.
- LED lights 7.5 mWatt 640 nm wavelength = Red light,
- SLD lights 60mWatt 875 nm wavelength = Infra-Red light (SLD=Super Luminescent Diodes),
- 15 Watt(= 15,000mw) super pulsed laser lights 905 nm wavelength = Infra-Red light,
Three preset frequencies for pulse repetition frequency laser and broadband infrared radiation.
Magnetic induction = 35 mT.
Treatment area covered = 5-10 cm2
Compatible with acupuncture and muscle trigger probes.
Powered by rechargeable built-in battery for up to eight hours.
Video on this cold laser device - press start button
Terraquant TQ PRO Laser by Multi Radiance
This Pro system should contain everything you'll need for treating certain pain conditions in your patients.
Base device of the equipment is the SE25 emitter.
It gets more versatile - more various treatments - with the option to attach light probes.
- LED lights 7.5 mWatt 660 nm wavelength = Red light,
- SLD lights 875 nm wavelength = Infra-Red light (SLD=Super Luminescent Diodes),
- 25 (25,000mw) Watt super pulsed laser lights 905 nm wavelength = Infra-Red light,
Five preset frequencies for pulse repetition frequency laser and broadband infrared radiation.
Treatment area covered = 4 cm2
This device is applied for temporary relief of minor muscle (strain) and joint pain, arthritis and muscle spasm, bursitis, sprains, fibromyalgia, relieving stiffness, promoting relaxation of muscle tissue, temporarily increasing blood circulation where heat is indicated.
For example to reduce pain related to neck pain (cervical), low back pain (lumbar), elbow, wrist, knee, foot, ankle pain and injuries, lower extremities pain.
Treatments may also speed up healing, metabolic activity, reducing swelling.
Scalar Quantum Wave Laser Healing Therapy
This is the Scalar Wave Laser Base Unit - handheld - with the lights working simultaneously and featuring :
- 8 laser lights 5 mWatt 650 nm wavelength = Red light,
- 8 laser lights 5 mWatt 780 nm wavelength = Infra-Red light,
- 20 narrow beam 4 mWatt 420 nm wavelength = Violet LED lights,
- digital display screen,
- Custom Frequency Input Capability.
Powered by rechargeable built-in 23.7 Volt lithium ion battery and the device, made in the U.S., comes with manual, training DVD, custom laser frequency manual, and AC charger.
See Amazon Here for the Quantum Wave Laser.
Sensitive to Intense Light
Certain drugs you take can make you sensitive to the intense light of mentioned devices. For example drugs such as antihistamines, used in cold and allergy medicines, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), to control pain and inflammation in arthritis, and antibiotics, including the tetracyclines and the sulfonamides.
Then there are personal care products that can make you sensitive to light, such as antibacterial soaps, artificial sweetners, deodorants, fluorescent brightening agents for cellulose, nylon and wool fibers such as laundry detergent, naphthalene (mothballs), petroleum products, and in cadmium sulfide, a chemical injected into the skin during tattooing.
Precaution concerning your eyes.
Pointing the device directly at your eyes or someone else's eyes could cause damage to eyesight. You should hold the device at such an angle that it is not directly pointing the light at you or anyone else to verify that the lights are on.