Cold Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a non-invasive technique to help reduce pain and inflammation. Laser therapy can be safely used as an adjunct or replacement for pharmaceutical drugs. This pain-relief treatment is FDA cleared and enables patients to have an alternative to drugs and surgery.

Laser therapy treatments last between 5 and 10 minutes, depending on the condition being treated. Laser therapy treatments must be administered directly to skin, as laser light cannot penetrate through layers of clothing. You will feel a soothing warmth as the therapy is administered.

Depending on the condition being treated, your therapy may be administer through either a contact or non-contact hand piece. The contact hand piece is designed to allow the practitioner physically to manipulate the tissue while administering the treatment, resulting in a laser-massage treatment. This allows for light to penetrate deeper into tissues than the non-contact hand piece due to its ability to displace tissue through a laser-massage technique.

Patients generally see results after 3 to 5 treatments. Your doctor will develop a treatment plan that is optimal for your condition.

Benefits of Cold Laser Treatment:

  • Easy to apply
  • Extremely safe
  • Non-toxic 
  • Non-invasive 
  • No side effects or pain 
  • Cost-effective for both the practitioner and patient 
  • Highly effective in treating ailments (more than 90 percent efficacy) 
  • Superior alternative to analgesics, NSAIDs and other medications 
  • Reduces the need for surgery
  • Works synergistically with other modalities like chiropractic

General Therapeutic Laser Biological Effects:

  • Increased cell growth: Laser photons accelerate cellular reproduction and growth 
  • Increased metabolic activity: Photons initiate higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells and thus greater production of the basic food source for cells, Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP) 
  • Faster wound healing: Cold laser photons stimulate fibroblast development and accelerate collagen synthesis in damaged tissue
  • Anti-inflammatory action: Laser photons reduce swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints, resulting in enhanced joint mobility 
  • Increased vascular activity: Laser photons induce temporary vasodilation that increases blood flow to effected areas 
  • Reduced fibrous tissue formation: Laser photons reduce the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns or post-surgery 
  • Stimulated nerve function: Laser photon exposure speeds the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas back to life 
  • Pain reduction: Almost all systems have modes of operation specifically designed to reduce pain

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