LASER Therapy


Cold LASER Therapy or Low Level LASER Therapy (LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification of Stimulated Emission of Radiation) uses a narrow beam of light at a specific wavelength to treat pain, swelling and spasms in patients with a variety of conditions. Laser light is directed at the area of discomfort by a health care professional, resulting in pain relief and improvement in the function of the treated area. The directed light of the laser activates the cells in the patient’s body, encouraging cell growth and the body’s natural healing process.

Cold LASER therapy is completely non-invasive and can be repeated between 2 and four times per week over the course of a few weeks depending on the severity and length of the condition being treated.

Patients with arthritis, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, knee or neck pain can benefit from the use of this treatment.

Both the patient and the health care professional should wear protective eyeglasses during the procedure and the laser should never be directed at the eyes because it can cause permanent damage. LASER therapy should not be used on areas of the body affected by cancer or areas that are suspected to be affected by cancer. Patients who are pregnant are not recommended to make use of this therapy.

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sources: http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/pain-management/cold-laser-therapy-pain-management-treatment

http://www.healthline.com/health/laser-therapy

http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/pain-management/cold-laser-therapy-advantages-and-disadvantages

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