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Wellness 4 Life Chiropractic
11202 Highland Rd. Hartland, Michigan 48353
Phone: (810) 632-5252
Fax: (810) 632-7575
Email: info@Wellness4LifeChiro.com

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Wellness 4 Life Chiropractic - Hartland, Michigan
2. Marovino T. Cold Lasers in Pain Management. Practical Pain Management. Sep/Oct 2004. 4(6):37-42.

What to Expect

Our clinician uses a handheld that is placed directly over the skin of the injured area for 30 seconds to several minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the dose provided by the cold laser unit.

Advantages

There are numerous advantages to cold laser therapy. Cold laser therapy does not involve medication. It is a natural, painless and safe alterative. Cold laser therapy provides the following clinical and biological effects:

  • Anti-inflammatory action
  • Analgesic or pain reducing effect
  • Regeneration of damaged tissues
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Activation of RNA and DNA protein synthesis

Disadvantages

Typically multiple treatments are needed to obtain full relief or resolution of pain symptoms. Positive results are not usually seen with only one treatment. It takes a series of treatments, usually 6 to 18, depending on the severity and duration of the condition. Patients often have to return for treatment at least 2 to 4 times per week. Old injuries may be aggravated for a few days after treatments, but for most patients this sensation is short term, lasting for a couple of days.

Many insurances including Medicare do not cover cold laser therapy expenses and therefore patients who choose this therapy usually must pay out of pocket.

Treatment Conditions

  • Muscle and Joint Pain
  • Joint Stiffness Associated with Arthritis
  • Neck Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Tendonitis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Disc Problems
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pains
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Numbness in Hands or Feet
COLD LASER THERAPY or LOW LEVEL LIGHT THERAPY (LLLT)
Cold laser therapy is a FDA approved natural, non-invasive, painless procedure. Cold laser therapy does not involve cutting or burning of the skin as with hot lasers used in surgical procedures. Our laser incorporates multiple technologies including cold laser, infrared, LED and magnetic field technologies to reduce pain and promote tissue healing and repair.

How it Works

Light energy is absorbed through the skin and interacts with light sensitive parts of the cell. This is similar to how sunlight is absorbed by plants, which is then converted to usable energy so that the plant can grow in a process called photosynthesis.

When cells absorb this light energy, a series of events are stimulated within the cell called intracellular metabolism. This creates the necessary energy for the cell to repair damaged or injured tissues which leads to a reduction in pain, inflammation, edema along with speeding up overall healing time. [1,2]

References:

1. Martin R. Laser-Accelerated Inflammation/Pain Reduction and Healing. Practical Pain Management. Nov/Dec 2003 3(6):20-25.