Springfield residents! Recently, you may have heard people talk about or seen cold laser therapy on your favorite tv channel. Something you may not know is that cold laser therapy has been around for a few decades and has had extensive research conducted on it.
In the last four or five years, it has started to become more popular and has taken effect on many people’s lives. Still, many are not aware about it and how it works.
Cold laser therapy or CLT uses lasers on various problems and pain areas on a patient. The key to success is choosing the correct protocol which is based on the patient. Their skin type, condition, and age are all variables. These variables are taken into consideration, and a laser is applied to the pain area for a period of time. To get significant relief, several treatments may be needed.
The doctor or technician will gently move this simple device over the pain area, and the laser beam will sink into or penetrate the skin. This results in regenerating the tissue, increasing blood flow, and helping to relieve pain.
As the lasers penetrate the skin, you may feel a tingle or small sensation. There is no burning, making this completely safe.
CLT treats many pain points, and more are being discovered and used every year. At the moment, research is being conducted to see how it can help cardio patients. The most common things it treats are:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Low Back or Neck Pain
- Sprains or Strains
- Disc Problems
- Ligament Injuries
- Muscle Injuries or Disorders
Generally, it takes about 8 to 16 treatments to leave the patient with a pain free outcome. Of course this depends on the amount of pain and condition a patient is in. Your first few visits, you may not feel a drastic difference, but after the fourth, you should be feeling improvements and adjustments.
Success rates for CLT are extremely high. In the 80% region, they are improving with technology each year. Coupling CLT with other forms of therapy offered here such as Active Release Techniques, electric stim, massage, and even more, the path to healing is even more in reach.
Cold laser therapy is completely drug free, making it no contraindication. This is a good thing because of the current opioid crisis, and also does not require surgery. It works fast and efficiently, is painless, and will significantly reduce joint pain, arthritis, inflammation, and many more. If you have pain, why put up with it any longer? Try the quick and effective cold laser therapy.
If you are having pain and cannot get relief, make sure to make an appointment or call us on (908)325-3000. We’re based here in Springfield.