Frequently Asked Questions For Cold Laser
Do Cold Lasers Burn?
No. There are generally two types of lasers in the healthcare business: heat generating lasers cut through tissue for surgeries and cold lasers, such as I use, help stimulate healing, reduce pain and increase cellular metabolism.
Do Lasers Work?
How Do Lasers Work?
The laser light interacts with tissue/cells causing certain chemical reactions to occur, stimulating the healing process. Just as light from the sun stimulates plant cell growth, laser light increases our cell metabolism.
What Other Therapies Can I Expect?
In some cases, I will only use cold laser therapy. Some cases will need additional care. I also utilize ultrasound therapy, electric stimulation therapy and active release technique. Active release technique aids in releasing the muscle and breaking up adhesions. I always encourage physical activity and prescribe strengthening/stretching exercises if the patient wishes to take their care further. I am a licensed chiropractor and am trained in joint manipulation and decompression for those patients seeking chiropractic care.
How Long Does Therapy Take?
Treatment time varies from a few to 30 minutes. The total number of treatments varies from 5-25 depending on age, health and severity of condition.