The FDA says that cold laser therapy, now offered by me, a Colorado Springs Chiropractor, and my office, is a pain-free, non-surgical and drug-free option to find pain relief.
Cold laser therapy is a low level laser technique that safely increases cellular metabolism and healing in patients suffering from pain-related disorders.
The Back Pain Institute is one of a few offices around the nation using this laser under an FDA-approved protocol.
Cold laser therapy is completely painless and totally non-invasive, and there are no known side-effects.
There are no pulsating shocks felt, as is the case with electronic stimulation and you generally don't feel heat. The most noticeable sensation is the touch of the probe head of the laser, as it comes in contact with the skin.
Some patients (3-5% of those undergoing cold laser therapy) have reported a slight tingling or tapping in a nerve or along a nerve pathway. Some have noted that they are able to sense a slight feeling of warmth. But for the most part, the treatment, which may last from 2 to 20 minutes, is not noticed at all.
Following (and even during) a cold laser therapy session, approximately 75-80% of patients being treated can notice an immediate improvement in their condition. This will depend primarily on the type of condition and the length of time the condition has been present.
Generally, the more chronic or severe the condition, the longer it takes to respond. The majority of conditions treated will take anywhere from 4-5 or 10-18 treatments. Once again, the number of treatments depends upon the severity of the condition and its duration. If your condition does not change immediately, it may take 3-4 sessions before a dramatic or marked change is perceived.
Conditions that may be a candidate for cold laser therapy in Colorado Springs are:
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
- Back Pain
- Disc Injuries
- Neck Pain
- Post-surgery healing
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Shoulder Pain
- Knee Pain
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Tennis Elbow
- Joint Pain in Knees, Elbow, and Ankles
- Nerve Injuries
- Low Back Pain
- Scar Tissue
- Many other musculoskeletal injuries