Cold Laser (AKA low level laser therapy) is a non-invasive method to help reduce acute and chronic pain. The therapy is FDA cleared and offers patients an alternative to drugs and surgery. Laser therapy has been shown to speed recovery for many types of injuries including, but not limited to post-surgical, sports, and motor vehicle accidents. Laser therapy is also effective at reducing pain and inflammation related to injury or chronic disease such as arthritis. Laser treatments last a few minutes depending on the condition being treated. Patients generally see results after 2 to 5 treatments. Your doctor will develop a treatment plan that is optimal for your condition.
Cold Laser Therapy is widely used for treatment of:
- Acute and chronic pain
- Ligament sprains
- Muscle strain
- Soft tissue injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Back pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Wound healing
Cold lasers are handheld devices used by the doctor and are typically 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.
Cold laser therapy is one option among a variety of treatment approaches that can potentially alleviate pain symptoms without the use of surgery or drugs.