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Cold Laser Therapy in Duluth GA

Are you looking for cold laser therapy in Duluth GA?  In recent years, many medical and alternative health clinics have begun including light therapies into their traditional treatment methods.  One of the most popular light therapies being used is cold laser therapy or low level laser therapy.  When tissues are damaged, cells begin to die and scar tissue formation often begins.  Both of these consequences can slow or even limit the healing process.  Modern day cold laser units have been specifically engineered to produce the essential wavelengths of light necessary stimulate the damage cells, break up the formed scar tissue, and stimulate the healing process.


Cold Laser Therapy in Duluth GA

Cold laser units come in various sizes and shapes.  Often the units used are handheld and similar to the size of an average flashlight.  The treatment time required is usually dependent on two factors, the condition being treated and the size of the area affected.  A major advantage of cold laser therapy units is the ability to penetrate deep into tissues and joints while retaining the capability to also treat conditions closer to the skin surface.  People utilizing cold laser therapy as a non-invasive form of treatment report feeling little or no sensation during the treatment process.  Regardless of how deep the light waves penetrate, the energy is eventually absorbed by the damaged cell providing it with the boost to begin working.  Plants using the suns light to stimulate growth and healing is a good analogy to demonstrate the effects of cold laser therapy.   As these cells are repaired, the body is able to decrease the sensation of pain, reduce swelling, and accelerate the time required to heal.


FAQs

What Is Laser Therapy?

Therapeutic medical lasers heal tissue ailments by injecting billions of photons of invisible laser light deep into the tissues.  Human tissue naturally contains protein strands called chromophores, which have the unique ability to absorb laser light energy and transform it into chemical energy. This chemical energy is used by the body to significantly reduce pain and accelerate the healing process naturally.

Is Laser Therapy Safe?

Clinical studies show that laser therapy achieves excellent outcomes in wound healing, reduction of inflammation and side-effect-free pain relief. Laser therapy is painless, non-ablative, non-invasive and does not cause any trauma or damage to the treated tissues. The process also reduces inflammation, improves blood flow and accelerates healing. In general, the bio stimulating effects of laser therapy are from its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-edematous effects.

How Does Laser Therapy Work?

Therapeutic lasers work by supplying energy to the body in the form of photons of light and allowing the body to make its own repairs. The laser loads light energy into the cells and organizes energetic and biochemical interactions that promote and support pain relief, cell regeneration, collagen production and new tissue formation.

Will My Range of Motion Increase?

Yes. Often, from the first treatment the range of motion will increase.

How Many Treatments Will Need to Be Administered?

The number of treatments varies based upon conditions. Generally, 6-10 treatments are needed in a treatment cycle to achieve the best result.

Can The Laser Be Used Over Metal Implants?

Yes.

Will I Feel Immediate Relief?

We have seen that many patients get immediate relief from their first treatment.

How Long Will The Relief Last?

Results vary with each patient. However, in our experience results last for 3-4 days after the first treatment. The period of pain relief increases as more treatments are performed.



WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM LASER THERAPY TREATMENT?

Painless Relief

Some patients report a slight sense of warmth or lightness as circulation is improved and muscles relax, others report no sensation during treatment.

No Side Effects

Laser therapy facilitates the natural healing responses of the body, and does not add any biochemical, mechanical or neurological stress to the healing process. The only “side effects” of laser therapy are the natural effects of healing: the return of function and mobility in damaged joints and muscles, the return of sensation in damaged nerves, the reduction of pain.

Quick Results

Some patients experience pain relief, increased mobility, improved strength and other symptom relief from the first treatment, while others experience relief hours or days later, or even only after the 2nd or 3rd treatment. The amount of pain or injury, the amount of time since the symptom began, and the cause of symptoms all affect the speed of results. Since there are no biochemical side effects blocking the body’s response to the light therapy, laser therapy tends to produce faster, and more progressive relief than many alternative therapies.

Rapid Pain Relief

The laser light increases blood flow to damaged areas and accelerates the body’s natural repair process.

Anti-Inflammatory Action

The laser reduces swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to give enhanced joint mobility and reduced pain.

Reduced Scar Tissue

The laser reduces the formation of scar tissue following damage from cuts, scratches, acne, or burns and post-surgery.

Improved Nerve Function

Slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in areas of reduce sensitivity and feeling, risking further injury. The laser speeds nerve repair to restore feeling to these numb areas.

Faster Wound Healing

The laser accelerates the development of new cells for skin, muscles, blood vessels, bone and nerves, reducing the time to return to health and activity.


What can I use cold laser therapy for?

Due to the wide range of healing potential, our Duluth Injury & Rehab Center team has been trained to utilize this technology for the treatment of many conditions.  Some of the conditions that are commonly treated at our clinic include:

  • Neck Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Foot Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Knee Pain
  • Various Tendonitis
  • Painful Joints
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Various Forms of Acute and Chronic Pain
  • ..... and many more

If you are interested in Cold Laser Therapy in Duluth GA, contact our team at Duluth Injury & Rehab Center today.

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Duluth Injury & Rehab Center
3780 Old Norcross Road
Suite 301B
Duluth GA 30096
(770) 622-9355

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