Cold Laser Therapy
October 22, 2015
October 22, 2015
Cold laser therapy
Is a very modern technology that can help provide pain relief and other benefits to patients. It is commonly referred to as a modern form of acupuncture but that is not actually accurate. Cold lasers, which are often called Low Level Lasers or soft lasers, have been approved for use since 2011 by the FDA. Depending on what issue they are trying to resolve, these lasers can target trigger points (similar to acupuncture, but no needles) or provide broad coverage for tissue or bone stimulation.
Many people like to give this type of therapy a try because it is non-invasive and doesn’t have any type of side effects that could cause harm. In fact, it helps by working with your body to stimulate healing and comfort from a wide range of different issues. We offer cold laser therapy here in our office and regularly give treatments to people from Midtown NYC, Midtown Manhattan and the greater NYC area.
How does it Work
Cold lasers produce a specific wavelength of light impulses that are directed at the skin above the problem area. The wavelength is typically between 600 and 980nm depending on the exact results being sought. The photons of light will be absorbed into the skin and other tissues to get the desired effects. For deep penetration, a stronger laser is needed. This is typically for things like bone or joint pain therapy. For sore muscles or soft tissue injuries, however, the machine does not need to be nearly as powerful. We are able to treat many different issues with the machine here in our office.
What Can be Treated
There are many problems that can be effectively treated with cold laser therapy. The treatment works by stimulating cellular regeneration and improving circulation in the area around the problem. Some of the most common ailments we treat in our New York offices are ligament sprains, soft tissue injuries, tendinitis, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, general back pain and much more.
Based on the specifics of your condition we can evaluate whether or not cold laser therapy is the right course of action. While not for everyone, many of our patients have enjoyed a reduction or elimination of pain in the back, neck, knees, elbows and other areas of the body. We can often combine this type of therapy with chiropractic care or other treatments to help get you the best possible results.
Get in touch with Us
If you’d like to learn whether or not this is the right treatment option for you, please don’t hesitate to give us a call and talk to one of our team members. We can answer any questions you might have about cold laser therapy and see if it might be something you’re interested in moving forward with. If so, we can set you up with an appointment to meet with our medical team for a full evaluation. From there we will work with you to determine if this type of therapy is right for you.