Laser Therapy is often used to treat a wide array of conditions and pain. This therapy allows the body to naturally heal itself with a combination of electric stimulation and cold laser technology. The low level laser therapy consists of a light-emitting device that can be used on many different parts of the body.
In addition to simple back and neck pain, cold laser therapy has been used to treat inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis and sprains. It can also be used to treat carpal tunnel syndrome, wound management, shoulder and neck injuries, muscle and joint pain, and many other conditions, including:
- Athletic Injuries
- Knee and Foot Pain
- Muscle Spasm
- Skin Infections, including cold sores, warts, verruca
- Skin Ulcers, Pressure Sores and Burns
- Sprains & Strains
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
What does treatment feel like?
There is little to no sensation during treatment. Occasionally patients feel a mild, soothing warmth or tingling.
Are there any side effects or associated risk?
Very few side effects have ever been reported. If a patient is allergic to light they may get a rash or blister for a few days. Occasionally, some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days as the healing response is more active after treatment.
How many treatments does it take?
Depending on your condition, you may be treated daily, weekly or even just every other week. Acute conditions may take anywhere from one to six treatments whereas a chronic condition may require more treatments.