Cold Laser Therapy

What does Cold Laser Therapy do?

The laser in our office is a Low Level Laser Therapy or LLLT device. LLLT has been scientifically proven to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling, and accelerate the healing process while strengthening damaged tissue. The Vectra Genisys is FDA approved for the treatment of muscle and joint pain, stiffness associated with arthritis, pain associated with muscle spasms, carpal tunnel, neck and back pain, and wound healing.

What conditions are normally treated?

There is a wide range of conditions that may be successfully treated:

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Contusions
  • TMJ
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Wound Healing
  • Osteoparthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Post Operative Healing
  • Repetitive Stress Syndrome

What is Cold Laser Therapy?

Low Level Laser Therapy harnesses and magnifies energy from the invisible spectrum of light. The therapeutic laser gives these photons of light the ability to reach tissues up to 2 inches below the skin's surface into damaged cells, so the process of repair and healing are greatly accelerated.

Is it safe?

Yes! Low Level Laser Therapy has been in use for over 20 years around the world. Hundreds of clinical studies and scientific papers have documented the effectiveness and safety of this therapy. The FDA has cleared this laser device for use in the United States. We have chosen the class 3b cold laser over the class 4 laser as there are no risks of burning skin or damaging tissues.

How long does a treatment take?

Laser treatment may last as little as 5 minutes, or as long as 20 minutes. The total number of treatments is generally 8-15 depending upon many factors which will be evaluated by our doctors. It is important to remember that an immediate relief of pain does not mean the condition is fully healed. It is best to finish all scheduled treatments in order to improve your chances of long term success.

When will I feel results?

The actual affect of laser therapy begins at the time of treatment, but generally becomes noticeable several hours after the treatment. Some patients will feel relief of pain and experience an increased range of motion right away, but, if the condition is chronic and severe, it may take several treatment sessions to produce a noticeably significant result.

Are the results long lasting?

Laser therapy is about producing a healing affect in the cells and structures of the body. Unlike other therapies, which mask or cover up the condition, laser light is actually influencing your body to speed and strengthen the healing process. The affect of laser therapy is not just temporary relief, it is cumulative over time so the effect is stronger and more permanent with every treatment you have. Because the laser light interacts with the cells to help generate the body's natural healing process, the results are quite long lasting and the condition may be permanently resolved.

What does Cold Laser Therapy feel like?

Most people feel nothing at all during the treatment session, but some may feel a slight tingling sensation brought on by the increased blood flow to the area. Low level lasers, sometimes referred to as Cold Lasers, produce no heat so no burning sensation or warmth from the device is felt.

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