Laser therapy is an FDA approved form of treatment that has shown reduction in inflammation and painful conditions. It’s effective in treating acute pain, chronic conditions, neuropathy, and post-operative pain. It provides therapy for pain relief and rehabilitation of numerous injuries. The laser light penetrates tissue where it is absorbed by cells and effectively stimulates healing and rapid pain relief.
How does it work?
Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive procedure, meaning that it does not require a surgical incision.
The way that the laser works is a light energy that enters the damaged cells and stimulates intercellular activity. The laser goes deep into the affected areas, as much as 3 to 5 inches and does not cause tissue warming. The therapy will not burn your skin or cause any irritation; most patients report that they do not feel anything less than a slightly warm sensation. Some patients will feel slight tingling sensation brought on by the increased blood flow to the area being treated. The length of treatment is average about 10-15 minutes for each area.
Cold laser therapy is one option among a variety of treatment approaches that can potentially provide pain relief or pain reduction, especially for patients seeking a treatment without the use of surgery or drugs. It can be used alone or in combination with several other therapies.
Some of the conditions treated with laser therapy include:
- Low Back Pain
- Neck and Shoulder Pain
- Soft Tissue Damage
- Reducing inflammation
- Post Op Pain
- Heel Pain
- Disc hernia
- Plantar Fasciitis