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Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser or low - level lasers are different than more publicized heat lasers that are used in many surgical procedures to cut and cauterize tissue. Cold lasers do not have a thermal effect and are used to stimulate, rather than destroy tissue. These types of lasers have been in use for over 25 years and there has yet to be one recorded side effect. Low level laser studies have been done and have proven to be effective in many cases, but it was the Erchonia Laser that made history by becoming the first low - level laser in the world to gain FDA market clearance for the treatment of chronic neck and shoulder pain. This was proven through two double - blind studies to prove the efficacy of the Erchonia Laser on chronic pain.

How it works is by stimulating tissue at the cellular level. ATP production can be increased oxygenation available to the cell can be greater and the combination result is an increase in lymphatic activity for cellular detoxification. As a result afferent and efferent neural activity is increased, which compete for and inhibit pain at central synapse sites. Continued use has shown that multiple cold laser sessions can speed up recovery and healing times as well as improve neurological impairment and function. Also, the cold laser light initiates increased microcirculation and enhanced tissue regeneration . The overall effects are decreased pain and inflammation and an increase in range of motion.

Where is this being used?

The Erchonia cold laser device has gained recent FDA approval for the non-surgical treatment of neck and shoulder complaints and is being used widely in the NFL and by the USPS tour de France team chiropractor. The beneficial effects of the Erchonia laser are currently being researched by leading plastic surgeons for use in liposuction procedures.

How does it work?

When the body has an injury the cells are damaged and fail to function within normal parameters. Low level lasers penetrate deeply into the skin and work by restoring this abnormal cellular function. Physiologic effects include improved metabolism, circulation and tissue healing.

Laser therapy may be useful to you if you have any of the following:

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic or acute pain
  • Disc herniation
  • Fractures
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Heavy metal detoxification
  • Migraines
  • Minor nerve damage
  • Post-operative wounds
  • Scar tissue
  • Sprain-strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Wound healing