Just a few years ago, the American population turned to prescription drugs to solve most of their pains and problems. Over the past few years, many of those “wonderful” or “magic” drugs have been found to cause serious complications for many patients, including heart attack, stroke, and even death. Since then, may Americans have been leery of prescription drugs and are seeking alternative means to decrease their pain.
The FDA as heard your calls and has finally approved Cold Laser Therapy! While Cold Laser Therapy is new to the United States, it has been widely used in Europe and Canada for the past 20 to 30 years. There are numerous clinical trials and studies raving about the quick and dramatic results of Cold Laser Therapy.
Cold Laser Therapy (CLT), is an extremely effective way to manage pain and accelerate the healing process in new and chronic (old) injuries. The overall results on a patient can be seen in the form of the reduction or complete elimination of pain, decrease in edema or inflammation, and accelerated tissue healing by rates up to 40 percent! The best part about CLT is that it is safe for virtually everyone!
Cold Laser Treatment can help many conditions, such as:
- Muscle & ligament tears
- Bone fractures
- Pain reduction
- Edema relief
- Arthritis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis
- Post-operative pain
- Carpal tunnel
- Tennis elbow & golfer’s elbow
- Tendonitis & bursitis
- Nearly all musculoskeletal injuries
- Improved circulation
- Migraines or headaches
- Much more!
How It Works
CLT stimulates the “healing cells” in your body…that ones that are already naturally trying to heal your injury…and helps them grow faster and replicate. This means that you now have bigger, stronger and more numbers of “healing cells” in your body to heal your injury. The Cold Laser Therapy is a safe and all natural way to decrease pain.
CLT is different from other forms of treatment in that it works on the cellular level to promote the stimulation of chemical reactions with the cells themselves. Cold Laser Therapy is similar to photosynthesis in plants, light is absorbed by the body and converted into energy the body can utilize for growth. In short, it helps your body heal itself faster!
Increased Cell Function
- Increased and accelerated healing of soft tissue and bone
- Increased T Cell production which supports immune function
- Increased production of neurotransmitters which improve nerve function
What It Does
CLT is a wand, similar to an ultrasound head, and is applied directly onto the area that you are treating. The laser penetrates 2 to 3 inches deep into your body. You do not feel anything while you are being treated. You will see the results 24 hours after your treatment. CLT’s settings are programmed specifically for each individual’s unique symptoms, as well as the duration of their pain and medical health.
Since it is relatively new in the United States, the only place you can find Cold Laser Therapy in Harnett County is at Total Body Therapy & Wellness. TBTW uses Cold Laser Therapy in all of our physical therapy treatments. There is no extra charge for this service!
Ask your doctor or physical therapist if CLT is right for you and enjoy your new life with less pain!
Blogger: Dr. Sara S. Morrison, PT, DPT, CDT, FCE, CFT, Cert DN, Cert FMT