COLD LASER THERAPY

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What is Laser Therapy?

Laser Therapy can relieve pain, reduce swelling and increase range of motion.

Laser Therapy is a high-tech, cutting-edge technology proven to help the body heal, without the use of drugs, injections or surgeries:

*     Laser Therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near - infrared) to stimulate the body's natural ability to heal. The effects of laser energy include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling.  

 

*     Class IV Laser Therapy is an FDA cleared therapeutic treatment that manages pain and inflammation while accelerating tissue regeneration.  Laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area.  This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasm, stiffness and pain.

*     During Laser Therapy, infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level increasing metabolic activity within the cell.  By improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane, the increased production of cellular energy (ATP) is stimulated.  The cascade of beneficial effects that follows includes the increased cellular function and tissue repair.  

 

*      Class IV therapeutic lasers deliver specific red and near - of laser light to induce a photochemical reaction and therapeutic effect.  Physiological effects include increased circulation, reduced inflammation, pain reduction, and enhanced tissue healing.  Laser therapy has been used in Europe since the 1970s and was cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2005.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For Laser Therapy in Delray Beach, FL

How often should a patient be treated?

 

Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain.  More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times per week, tapering to once a  week or once every other  week, with improvement.  

How many treatments does it take?

 

This depends on the nature of the condition being treated.  For some acute conditions 4 to 6 may be sufficient.  Those of a more chronic nature may require 6 to 12 (or more) treatments.  Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.    

How long before the results are felt?

 

You may feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction)  after the very first treatment. Sometimes you will not feel improvement for a number of treatments.  This does not mean that the condition is not improving.  Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions. 

Does it hurt?  What does a treatment feel like?

There is little or no sensation during treatment.  Occasionally one feels a mild, soothing warmth or tingling.  Areas of pain or inflammation maybe sensitive briefly before pain reduction. 

Are there any side effects or associated risks?

During more that twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported.  Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response is more active after treatment.    

How long does each treatment take?

The typical treatment is 4 to 8 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.

Has effectiveness been demonstrated scientifically?

Yes.  There are thousands of published studies demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of Laser Therapy.  Among these, there are more than one hundred rigorously controlled, scientific studies that document the effectiveness of laser for many clinical conditions.   

Numerous Studies show that Laser Therapy can reduce pain associated with:

  • Tendinopathies

  • Carpal Tunnel

  • Myofascial Trigger Points

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Ligament Sprains

  • Muscle Strains

  • Repetitive Stress

  • Injuries

  • Chondromalacia Patellae 

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Shoulder, Back & Knee Pain

  • Shingles

  • Post-Traumatic Injury

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Neuropathy

  • Venous Ulcers

  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers

  • Burns

  • Deep Edema/Congestion

  • Sports Injuries

  • Auto & Work Related Injuries

  • Osteoarthritis 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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