Cold Laser- Low Level Laser Therapy
In addition to our wide range of treatments including chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitative exercises, myofascial therapy, IASTM, kinesiology taping, and electrical pain relief modalities, we now offer cold laser!
Cold laser has been around for many years, and every study that comes out has shown laser therapy to be highly effective for pain relief, decreasing acute swelling, and decreasing recovery time.
We use the ML830 cold laser which is a level 3b laser meaning there is no risk of burns to the skin. It is a powerful laser and can cause eye damage if used improperly. We have had great success in using the laser for many injuries including carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis sprained ankles and other sprains.
Before we use the laser, we always perform a thorough examination to ensure that your diagnosis is correct, and to determine if laser is the best approach for your unique condition.
Q: Do I have to be a patient?
A: Yes. As noted, we always perform a thorough examination before renderring any care for your safety and to provide the highest level and most effective care.
Q: Do I have to get adjusted?
A: NO! While we know that adjustments are highly effective for many conditions, after your examination we will discuss your options in terms of treatments. If we believe the laser will help your condition and that is the only treatment you want, we are more than happy to work within your comfort zone.
Q: Is it covered by insurance?
A: No. Unfortunately most insurances will not cover laser therapy as of now. Our laser is FDA approved and is incredibly safe, but insurance companies have not determined it to be a covered service.
Q: Is it safe?
A: YES! Our laser is incredibly safe and is FDA approved. There have been multiple, large scale studies related to the safety and effectiveness of cold laser for many conditions. With any treatment, if performed improperly, especially in relation to eye protection, there are risks. If you have concerns about this we will explain in great detail before your treatment.
Call us today to find out if laser might be right for you!
If you are interested in further information, below is a link to a very scientific article on the mechanisms and effects of LLLT.