Cold Laser Therapy
Cold Laser Therapy is a relatively new medical treatment with very effective results of decreased pain, numbness and weakness for patients who suffer from severe, chronic pain, numbness and radiculopathy (pain, numbness, tingling etc. that radiates into the arms, legs, hands or feet).Currently it is used for:
- tissue repair
- improved circulation
- reduction of inflammation
- pain relief
- Improve nerve function
Cold Laser is unlike the typical medical laser that comes to mind. Most lasers you hear about are hot laser for procedures like lasik eye surgery and procedures that involve cutting or removing body tissues. Cold Laser is “cold” meaning there is no heat to cut or damage tissue but rather gently stimulate nerve cells to repair. Cold laser is considered Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) and has proven to significantly accelerate the body’s repair of injuries and inflammation.
Many patients who suffer with herniated, bulging or degenerated discs causing back pain, neck pain, arm or leg pain or numbness also suffer with nerve irritation or damage which leaves muscles weak. Decompression alone may not return a nerve to better function, but with cold laser has a better chance of a full and complete recovery.
What cold laser can treat:
- Neck Pain
- Herniated Disc/Bulging Disc healing
- Back pain
- (Wrist pain and injuries (Carpal Tunnel)
- Foot and ankle pain
- Knee and joint pain and injuries
- Sciatic nerve pain
Visit Healthsource of Glen Allen to to see if cold laser can benefit your condition!