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Cold Laser Therapy

What is Laser?

Cold Laser Therapy has the unique physical properties capable of penetrating up to two inches below the skin surface creating an increase in ATP production (the primary energy source in driving cellular processes) without pain or tissue damage. Laser Therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling.

Cold Laser Therapy is being used to treat a variety of conditions with promising results including:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Acute, Chronic and multifactorial cervical pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries and Radiculopathies
  • Myofascial Pain
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinopathy
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Knee Degenerative Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Acute and Chronic Conditions
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Plantar Fascitis

Has effectiveness been demonstrated scientifically?

Yes, there are thousands of published studies demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of laser therapy. Among these, there are more than one hundred rigorously controlled, scientific studies that document the effectiveness of laser for many clinical conditions.

What does research demonstrate?

  • Injuries treated with laser therapy heal faster
  • Laser Therapy has a strengthening effect on tissue repair
  • Laser Therapy improves blood flow and lymphatic draiage
  • It is an effecti e means of relief for many pain syndromes
  • It can improve immune response

Does it hurt? What does a treatment feel like?

There is little or no sensation during treatment.

Are there any side effects or associated risks?

During more than twenty years of use by health care providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. However, old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response is more active after treatment.

How long before the results are felt?

You may feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction) after the very first treatment. Sometimes you will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that nothing is happening. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 8-10 sessions.